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Bear with Me!

The story of Wojtek the bear, who joined the Polish Army in WWll.

Series: Pass It On ... | Story 1

Young soldiers, far away from home and missing their families, discover a bear cub. That's how the story of Wojtek begins, back in 1942. He was alone in the mountains of Iran; nobody knows how he got there.

When beleaguered Polish troops came upon Wojtek, they were immediately struck with emotions. They had been away from their loved ones for a long time. Their own families had been separated by w...


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