Wojtek the Bear

£7.99

This is the inspiring story of a brown bear who became one of the Second World War’s unusual combatants. Originally adopted as a mascot by the polish Army in Persia he soon went on to play his part as a fully enlisted ‘soldier’ during the Italian Campaign. After the war, he along with some of his Polish compatriots from 11 Corps, came to the Scottish Borders, where he became a well-known member of the local community before subsequently moving to Edinburgh Zoo. For the rest of his life, and beyond, he remained a potent symbol of freedom and solidarity for Poles around the world, and continues to be an inspirational figure today

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Written by Aileen Orr

This is the inspiring story of a brown bear who became one of the Second World War’s unusual combatants. Originally adopted as a mascot by the polish Army in Persia he soon went on to play his part as a fully enlisted ‘soldier’ during the Italian Campaign. After the war, he along with some of his Polish compatriots from 11 Corps, came to the Scottish Borders, where he became a well-known member of the local community before subsequently moving to Edinburgh Zoo. For the rest of his life, and beyond, he remained a potent symbol of freedom and solidarity for Poles around the world, and continues to be an inspirational figure today

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Weight 0.230 kg
Dimensions 13 × 1 × 20 cm