Thursday, October 14, 2010

A Polish Ursine Patriot

So a Polish Army bear walks into a bar.....

Wojtek, the smiling warrior bear, is getting a memorial in Edinburgh, Scotland.

During the Second World War, he was the mascot of a polish unit which saw hard fighting in Italy.  After the war, he came to Scotland, and eventually lived out his life in the Edinburgh zoo.  Imagine facing a unit in battle that cavorted with bears for fun!

I can just see the German scout reporting to his commander:

Mein Kommandant, the Polen have several gun emplacements along this ridge, and they appear to be well defended.

Well, that's nothing to worry about.

Ja, mein Kommandant, but they have a frigging bear! 
 Gott in Himmel!  I'm not facing interlocking artillery pieces that are guarded by a verdammte bear!

It's good to see a Polish cousin finally get his recognition!

H/T to BRM for the tipoff!

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