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The bear that went to war


​9.  Wojtek loaded heavy crates of ammunition onto trucks during the Italian campaign.


Wojciech Narębski (Mały Wojtek) confirms that the bear always stayed at base camp, helping to load the trucks which were then driven to the front line.

​During the Battle of Monte Cassino, Wojtek carried 100lb (45 kg) crates of ammunition and loaded them onto trucks at the 22nd Artillery Supply Company’s base camp at Venafro, about 30 km east of Cassino.  This was a task that usually required a team of four men, but Wojtek managed it with ease because of his great strength.

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