Soldier Bear fought in WWII

Voytek was a bear who was adopted by Polish troops in Iran in 1943.

When Polish forces were deployed to Europe the only way to take the bear with them was to “enlist” him.

So he was given a name, rank and number and took part in the Italian campaign.

From BBC News, via Reddit.

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