Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:30 pm
Post subject: Wojtek The Bear
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.
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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