: Poland's WWII soldier bear statue planned for Edinburgh
An Edinburgh-based trust hopes to raise a statue this year of a bear that served alongside Polish soldiers during World War II.
Wojtek the Bear was purchased as a cub in 1942 while the Polish Second Corps was stationed in Iran as part of the British 8th Army.
The bear became a fully-fledged member of the 22nd Artillery Supply Company, sleeping in soldiers' tents (until he was too big to do so), gobbling up cigarettes and drinking beer.
Legend holds that during the Italian campaign, he carried boxes of artillery at the hard fought Battle of Monte Cassino.
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