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IanA



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 7:44 pm    Post subject: Wojtek the bear Reply with quote

A very pleasing sculpture in Princes Street Gardens - a life-sized memorial to the bear who went into action with the Poles in WWII and was said to carry artillery shells.



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great photos Ian!

Thanks for posting.

Anne
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't had a chance to visit this memorial yet. The weather has been atrocious here recently but it looks like it will be well worth the effort. It looks like there is more about his life on the panel behind the statue too.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It has not been set upon a plinth or placed behind railings so it is very accessible to children. Wojtek's nose already looks rather shiny. I hope it will become as famous as Greyfriar's Bobby.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks like it has been designed to make it accessible for climbing on or standing beside for photos. That's interesting about the nose.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great.

We were / are supposed to be getting a statue of Wotjek down in Duns, too:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-30836545
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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2016 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Photos of the memorial in Duns were posted here and have now been split to their own thread in the correct location.

http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=9604&highlight=
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:24 pm    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) number Reply with quote

WMR 73819
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