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Voytek, private, Polish army, 22nd transportation unit. Fought in WWII against the Nazis. BEST BEAR EVER.

Iraq 1943 : Privat Wojtek, the Polish Soldier Bear WW2 Hero with Henryk Zacharewicz and Dymitr Szawlugo (left)

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 (smiling warrior) the "Warrior Bear" carried shells At the Battle of Monte Cassino and was part of the Polish 2nd Corps! A statue is placed at St. Mary's Cathedral in Edinburgh, Scotland!

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. ...