Sunday, January 30, 2011

Private Wojtek: Hero Bear That "Fought" for Poland

Now this story is unusual.  How many army units in World War II--or any other war you can think of--had a bear as a mascot and "comrade"?  Writing this article resulted in my receiving an Editor's Choice Award at Suite 101.  PLEASE CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE.  Above and below are a few public domain shots of Wojtek.

A 500-pound bear that "fought" alongside his Polish comrades in World War II will be honored with a statue in Edinburgh, Scotland.

‘Private Wojtek’ was a 6-ft-tall Syrian brown bear that was adopted by a Polish regiment in the Middle East. When the Poles received orders to advance on Rome, the British told them that animals or pets were not allowed to accompany them...

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