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'Soldier bear' statue unveiled in Edinburgh's Princes Street Gardens

'Soldier bear' statue unveiled

Wojtek the bear statue A statue immortalising a beer-drinking bear who saw action in World War Two is to be unveiled in Edinburgh's Princes Street Gardens

Soldier Bear Statue – Edinburgh, Scotland - Atlas Obscura

Wojtek the Soldier Bear Memorial

A New Statue in Edinburgh Honors a 'Soldier Bear' Named Wojtek That Served in the Polish Military During World War II

+~+~ Vintage Photograph ~+~+  Blacksmith in Pitlochry, Highland Perthshire, Scotland

Old photograph image of a Blacksmith in Pitlochry, Highland Perthshire, Scotland. wearing a tartan plaid kilt.

Wojtek, WWII soldier and brown bear.

Wojtek (smiling warrior) the "Warrior Bear" carried shells At the Battle of Monte Cassino and was part of the Polish Corps! A statue is placed at St. Mary's Cathedral in Edinburgh, Scotland!

Sculpture of 3 Deer leaping over the hedge, at the southwestern corner of Dundee's Technology Park.

Sculpture of 3 Deer leaping over the hedge, at the southwestern corner of Dundee's Technology Park in Scotland

Victoria's favourite dog,'Noble', Balmoral Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK.

'Noble', Balmoral Castle, Aberdeenshire, Queen Victoria's favourite dog buried at Balmoral Castle, Scotland

Wojtek’ statue in the Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum. Courtesy of the PISM. - See more at: http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/european/2015/11/wojtek-the-soldier-bear-from-the-polish-army.html#sthash.nwhcjBAd.dpuf

Wojtek’ statue in the Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum

Candlemaker Row, by Louise J Rayner.  A beautifully detailed painting of Candlemaker Row which was the old route from Bristo up to the high street via the Upper Bow.  In 1654 alarmed by a recent fire in the town accidentally started by the candlemakers, the town council allocated the area around this street for their workshops and prohibited them to work anywhere else in town! .... Allegedly!

The painting is called, 'View of the Half Moon Battery of Edinburgh Castle from Candlemaker Row', Edinburgh.

Linlithgow Palace, Scotland photographed May 2009. This fountain detail was built in the centre courtyard during King James V reign during 1513 - 1543. For more details about the history and mythol

Peryton - winged stag - Linlithgow Palace, Scotland, fountain detail from reign of King James V, 1513 -

Edinburgh

Polish soldiers of the 22nd Artillery Supply Company, II Corps pose with their mascot, Wojtek, a Syrian brown bear and possibly one of the best recognized mascots of the war era. In 1942, a local boy found a bear cub near Hamadan, Iran whose mother had been shot. He sold the cub to Irena “Inka” Bokiewicz, a young Polish refugee walking across the Elbruz mountains as she escaped from the Soviet Union with the Polish Anders’ Army. When he became too big to care for, she gave him to the Polish…

Wojtek was a Syrian brown bear cub found in Iran and adopted by soldiers of the Artillery Supply Company of the Polish II Corps.

Greyfriars Bobby in Edinburgh

Grayfriars Bobby - Edinburgh Now they tell us dog did not stay by grave. For once I am glad, I am old. As a young chile I would have cried at that news

The Kelpies: two 30-meter-tall horse head sculptures near Felkirk, Scotland

Ethereal horses tower over Scottish park

Huge Kelpies Sculpture - designed by Glasgow-based artist Andy Scott, ‘pay homage to the working horses of Scotland’, Grangemouth, Scotland

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