Wojtek the Bear: Hero of World War Two (Paperback)
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Wojtek the Bear: Hero of World War Two (Paperback)

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Originally adopted as a mascot by the Polish Army in Iran, Wojtek soon took on a more practical role, carrying heavy mortar rounds for the troops and going on to play his part as a fully enlisted 'soldier' with his own rank and number during the Italian campaign. After the war, Wojtek, along with some of his Polish compatriots from II Corps, came to Berwickshire, where he became a significant member of the local community before subsequently moving to Edinburgh Zoo. Wojtek's retirement was far from quiet: a potent symbol of freedom and solidarity for Poles around the world, he attracted a huge amount of media interest that shows no sign of abating more than 45 years after his death.

Publisher: Birlinn General
ISBN: 9781843410577
Weight: 249 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm

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“heart and soul”

Mrs Orr tells the wonderful story of Wojtek the bear who finds himself part of a Polish Army unit as mascot and over time, soldier. Amazing as this is, the book also records the sad tale of the soldiers who found... More

Paperback edition
14th September 2012
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“The Right to Arm Bears”

Even to rampant Polonophiles such as myself, who pick up every book of Polish history in the certain knowledge that the contents will be in some way astonishing, there is something faintly surreal about the idea of a... More

Paperback edition
13th August 2012
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“BEAR STORY”

WONDERFUL TALE OF A BRAVE PEOPLE AND THEIR BEAR!

Paperback edition
4th October 2017
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