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Orr, Aileen, Ascherson, Neal - Wojtek the Bear: Polish War Hero - 9781843410652 - V9781843410652
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Wojtek the Bear: Polish War Hero

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Description for Wojtek the Bear: Polish War Hero Paperback. 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 the Second World War. Wojtek has memorials at the Imperial War Museum, London, Edinburgh Zoo and in Canada, and he is a national hero in Poland Num Pages: 224 pages. BIC Classification: 1DVP; 3JJH; HBT; HBWQ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 131 x 17. Weight in Grams: 230.
This is the inspiring and charming true story of one of the Second World War's most unusual combatants - a 500-pound cigarettesmoking, 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 the war, Wojtek, along with some of his Polish compatriots from II Corps, came to Berwickshire, where he became a significant member of the local community ... Read more

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About Orr, Aileen, Ascherson, Neal
Aileen Orr was born in Dumfries and raised in Lockerbie before going on to study at the London School of Economics. After a few years in banking, she married and became a Regional Director of the SCA. She stood for both the Westminster and Scottish parliaments and currently enjoys working with parliamentarians on a variety of issues and all things ... Read more

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 'It is both moving and amusing'
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