Friday Photo: "Wojtek" officially enlisted soldier bear

During World War II, an orphaned brown bear went from being a cuddly pet to an officially enlisted soldier in the Polish army, and reportedly saw fierce combat in Italy. Decades after the war and his death, "Wojtek" continues to be honored.

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Guest - Phil Robinson on Sunday, 30 June 2019 08:28

Fascinating, next time I am in Edinburgh I shall make a point of visiting the memorial.

Fascinating, next time I am in Edinburgh I shall make a point of visiting the memorial.
Rex on Sunday, 30 June 2019 13:13

Hi Phil, yes your right fascinating, the more I learn about history the more interest I have, there is not enough time to read and learn (and play war-games as well). When I was younger I just didn't care, what a waste. Send us a photo if you do visit!! We would love to see and post here if you like.

[edited, sorry for the initial spelling]

Hi Phil, yes your right fascinating, the more I learn about history the more interest I have, there is not enough time to read and learn (and play war-games as well). When I was younger I just didn't care, what a waste. Send us a photo if you do visit!! We would love to see and post here if you like. [edited, sorry for the initial spelling]
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