The History of Leith

January 27, 2008

British campaigners call for tribute to ‘soldier bear’

LONDON (AFP) — Scottish campaigners are calling for a memorial to a bear which joined Polish troops on the front line during World War II and died in Edinburgh, media reported Saturday.

Voytek, a 113-kilogram, 1.8-metre (249-pound, nearly six feet) brown bear, was adopted by the Poles after they found it in Iran in 1943. for more click here

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