Wojtek (Soldier Bear)
Lambert M. SurhoneISBN: 978-6-1320-0185-6;
Wojtek (1942-1963) usually spelt Voytek in Britain, was a Syrian brown bear cub adopted by soldiers of the 22 Kompania Zaopatrywania Artylerii (22nd Artillery Supply Company) of the Polish II Corps. During the Battle of Monte Cassino, Wojtek helped to move ammunition. The name "Wojtek" or "Wojciech" is old Slavic name and derived from two words: "woj" (the stem of "wojownik", warrior, and "wojna", war); and "ciech", enjoyment. Thus the name has two meanings: "he who enjoys war" or "smiling warrior".
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