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Vote Yes For Building A Monument To Voytek The Bear!

Vote Yes For Building A Monument To Voytek The Bear!
Wojtek (the smiling warrior) was a brown bear imported from Russia to Iran in 1940 by an Iranian child who decided to trade the bear to a bunch of chaps from the 22nd artillery battalion of the free Polish armed forces in exchange for a slice of bread. The bear was still an infant at the time, and the boy had no idea what to do with him, so he simply traded him for something worth more (and tastier). The 22nd artillery was primarily made up of polish men whom fled their ruined country and joined the allies in their struggle against Germany and her allies (which somehow got them to Iran). Since the primary language of this battalion was polish, the soldiers named the bear Wojtek which means smiling warrior. After just one year, Wojtek was given a military outfit, and enlisted in the Polish liberation army. The very first...
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