Wojtek, bear cub, who was adopted by soldiers of the 22nd Artillery Supply Company of the Polish II Corps.

Wojtek, bear cub, who was adopted by soldiers of the 22nd Artillery Supply Company of the Polish II Corps.

Surge Polonia by Fuse Collective , via Behance So the illustration grabbed me - but the true story blows me away- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wojtek_(soldier_bear)

Surge Polonia by Fuse Collective , via Behance So the illustration grabbed me - but the true story blows me away- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wojtek_(soldier_bear)

Cub found in Iran was adopted by soldiers.To get Wojtek (bear) on a British transport ship he was officially drafted corporal in Polish Army. Numerous accounts of the Battle of Monte Cassino, Wojtek helped by transporting ammunition – never dropping a single crate. In recognition of the bear's popularity, the HQ approved an effigy of a bear holding an artillery shell as the official emblem of the 22nd Co then renamed to 22nd Transport Co.

Cub found in Iran was adopted by soldiers.To get Wojtek (bear) on a British transport ship he was officially drafted corporal in Polish Army. Numerous accounts of the Battle of Monte Cassino, Wojtek helped by transporting ammunition – never dropping a single crate. In recognition of the bear's popularity, the HQ approved an effigy of a bear holding an artillery shell as the official emblem of the 22nd Co then renamed to 22nd Transport Co.

Another photo of "Wojtek the Soldier Bear."  (Check out the link below for a fascinating blog article on this wonderful bear.)

Another photo of "Wojtek the Soldier Bear." (Check out the link below for a fascinating blog article on this wonderful bear.)

Krakow to erect statue honouring WWII hero Wojtek the Bear  - http://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/krakow-erect-statue-honouring-wwii-hero-wojtek-bear.html

Krakow to erect statue honouring WWII hero Wojtek the Bear - http://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/krakow-erect-statue-honouring-wwii-hero-wojtek-bear.html

A soldier gets to grips with Wojtek.  Photo courtesy of The Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum

Story of Poland's 'soldier bear' Wojtek turned into film

A soldier gets to grips with Wojtek. Photo courtesy of The Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum

The amazing story of Voytek the Soldier Bear. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wojtek_(bear)

The amazing story of Voytek the Soldier Bear

The amazing story of Voytek the Soldier Bear. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wojtek_(bear)

Today I Found Out: There was a  Bear Who was Officially a Member of the Polish Army During WWII

Today I Found Out: There was a Bear Who was Officially a Member of the Polish Army During WWII

Wojtek The Bear: World War Two's Unlikeliest Hero - http://all-that-is-interesting.com/wojtek-bear?utm_source=Pinterest&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=twitter_snap

How This Beer-Drinking Brown Bear Served With The Polish Army During WWII

Wojtek The Bear: World War Two's Unlikeliest Hero - http://all-that-is-interesting.com/wojtek-bear?utm_source=Pinterest&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=twitter_snap

Edinburgh: Soldier Bear Statue in Honor of WWII's Wojtek the Bear Unveiled at Princes Street Gardens - https://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/edinburgh-soldier-bear-statue-honor-wwiis-wojtek-bear-unveiled-princes-street-gardens.html

Edinburgh: Soldier Bear Statue in Honor of WWII's Wojtek the Bear Unveiled at Princes Street Gardens - https://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/edinburgh-soldier-bear-statue-honor-wwiis-wojtek-bear-unveiled-princes-street-gardens.html

Wojtek was a 'Soldier Bear' in the Polish army. He enjoyed smoking and eating cigarettes. He enjoyed wrestling and was taught to salute when greeted. As one of the officially enlisted "soldiers" of the company, he lived with the other men in their tents or in a special wooden crate transported on lorries. According to numerous accounts, during the Battle of Monte Cassino, Wojtek helped his patrons by transporting ammunition, never dropping a single crate.  ...

Wojtek was a 'Soldier Bear' in the Polish army. He enjoyed smoking and eating cigarettes. He enjoyed wrestling and was taught to salute when greeted. As one of the officially enlisted "soldiers" of the company, he lived with the other men in their tents or in a special wooden crate transported on lorries. According to numerous accounts, during the Battle of Monte Cassino, Wojtek helped his patrons by transporting ammunition, never dropping a single crate. ...

Wojtek the Polish Soldier Bear at play ... Wojtek, as an adult bear, "wrestling" with human comrade

Wojtek the Polish Soldier Bear at play ... Wojtek, as an adult bear, "wrestling" with human comrade

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