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Wojtek the Bear By Aileen Orr

Wojtek the Bear by Aileen Orr

Condition - Very Good
$17.49
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Summary

This is the inspiring and charming true story of one of the Second World War's most unusual combatants - a 500-pound cigarette-smoking, beer-drinking brown bear.

Wojtek the Bear Summary

Wojtek the Bear: Hero of World War Two by Aileen Orr

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 before subsequently moving to Edinburgh Zoo. Wojtek's retirement was far from quiet: a potent symbol of freedom and solidarity for Poles around the world, he attracted a huge amount of media interest that shows no sign of abating more than 45 years after his death.

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

About Aileen Orr

Aileen Orr was born and raised in Lockerbie before going on to study at the London School of Economics. After working for the Bank of America she joined and headed a new political team as regional director of the Countryside Alliance. She is now an advisor to Michael Russell MSP.

Additional information

GOR004593965
9781843410577
1843410575
Wojtek the Bear: Hero of World War Two by Aileen Orr
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Birlinn General
2012-06-18
224
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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