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Duration: 1 hour

This is the story of Wojtek the Bear - a magnificent 500lb bear who fought in World War Two alongside a band of Polish soldiers, shared their beer and cigarettes, and eventually their fate.

Told by those that knew him and those that are captivated by his legend, his story captures the imagination and tells a very different war tale.

Last on

Fri 30 Dec 2011 19:00 BBC Two Scotland only


Brian Blessed


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