Peter Ashton

Peter Ashton

Posted on 07/20/2013


Photo taken on July 14, 2013



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Wojtek the Bear

Wojtek the Bear
Memorial to animals who died in various conflicts. Woodbank Memorial Park, Stockport.
Wojtek was 'adopted' as a cub by Polish soldiers in Iran during World War 2. He stayed with them throughout battles in Europe, including Monte Cassino, where he helped to carry artillery shells. He got into numerous amusing scrapes, ending up with the Poles in Scotland where he eventually died in retirement in Edinburgh Zoo.
You can read his amazing story in 'Wojtek the Bear: Polish War Hero' by Aileen Orr.

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