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Wojtek the Bear : Polish War Hero.

Author: Aileen Orr
Publisher: Edinburgh : Birlinn, 2011.
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This is the inspiring true story of one of the Second World War's most unusual combatants - a 500-pound cigarette-smoking, beer-drinking brown bear. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Orr, Aileen.
Wojtek the Bear : Polish War Hero.
Edinburgh : Birlinn, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Aileen Orr
ISBN: 9780857900050 0857900056
OCLC Number: 784882256
Description: 1 online resource (282 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Table of Contents; 1 : The Bear at the Bottom of my Garden; 2 : Love at First Sight; 3 : Fate Takes a Hand in the Life of a Bear Cub; 4 : Runaway Wojtek Heads for Home; 5 : Monte Cassino: A Legend is Born; 6 : Rationing ... and a Bear Cub Who Needs 300 Apples a Day; 7 : Messing About in the River; 8 : Wojtek's Passion for Country Dancing; 9 : The Saddest Day; 10 : Bears Galore Send a Message of Hope; Epilogue; A, B, C; Index; D, E, F; G, H, I; J, K, L; M, N, O; P, Q, R; S, T, U; V, W, X; Y, Z; Copyright.

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New, updated edition in advance of the unveiling of a statue of Wojtek next to the Scott Monument, Edinburgh, in May 2014. Journalist and historian Neal Ascherson reflects on the Polish experience in  Read more...

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'hilarious and moving' - Scotsman 'It is both moving and amusing' - Lord David Steel

 
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