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Alex



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Post Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:30 pm      Post subject: Wojtek The Bear
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My newspaper today carried an article about a book by Aileen Orr called Wojtek The Bear, Wojtek joined the Polish army as a motherless cub, when he was bought by a truckload of soldiers in 1942. He cost a tin of corned beef. Raised by the infantrymen of the 22nd Company of the 2nd Polish Corps he liked to wrestle and drink with his comrades, and he slept alongside them. At Monte Cassino he helped unload boxes of shells from the trucks with the soldiers. First assigned as a private and then as a corporal, Wojtek stayed with his comrades after the war when they found themselves pitching up in Glasgow. Thousands of people lined the streets to greet the Polish war heroes, and the famous bear who marched alongside them in their victory parade.

Great story, wound be a good read.
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Post Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 10:09 am      Post subject:
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A statue of Wojtek the Soldier Bear was unveiled in Krakow’s Jordan Park on Sunday ...
Read more: http://www.krakowpost.com/article/8041
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Agnieszka Pawlus
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Post Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:24 am      Post subject:
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I have found nice documentary movie about Wojtek The Bear, available on YouTube (with English subtitles):

"Beer for a Bear", documentary from 2008


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Elzbieta Porteneuve
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Post Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:46 am      Post subject:
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Aga Pawlus wrote:
I have found nice documentary movie about Wojtek The Bear, available on YouTube (with English subtitles):

"Beer for a Bear", documentary from 2008


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Dear Friends, it is important to underline that the long movie Wojtek The Bear includes pictures of Polish POW WWII leaving Russia with Anders Army, pedestrian through Persia, Iran, Irak, Palestine, then to the UK or elswhere.

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