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.

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

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.)

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.

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

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)

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

Troops of the Polish 22 Transport Artillery Company (Army Service Corps, 2nd Polish Corps) watch as one of their comrades play wrestles with Wojtek (Voytek) their mascot bear during their service in the Middle East.

Troops of the Polish 22 Transport Artillery Company (Army Service Corps, 2nd Polish Corps) watch as one of their comrades play wrestles with Wojtek (Voytek) their mascot bear during their service in the Middle East.

The Incredible Story of Wojtek, the Soldier Bear

The Incredible Story of Wojtek, the Soldier Bear

An Iranian boy found a Syrian brown bear cub in and sold it to the Artillery Supply Company of the Polish II Corps for canned meat. That's how the story of the most famous military animal started.

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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