IWW, Winnie the Pooh.

Scarce heard among the guns. (Blogs about WW1)

“Well Winnie, what did you do in the Great War?” asked Piglet.

Winnie in her mind drifted back to those days when King and Empire called her, or rather brought her. not for her the Kings shilling, but to the fur trapper she was with, $20 Canadian. Winnie had just been sold to Lieutenant Colebourn, Canadian Army Veterinary Corps. The place was White River, Ontario, the date was the 24 August 1914. Winnie was a young Black Bear cub. The fur trapper had shot and killed her mother. Colebourn was on a troop train that had stopped to pick up water, and feed and exercise the horses. The soldiers were on their way to Valcartier to be trained before sailing to Europe. On the 12 September 1914, Colebourn and his bear were attached to the second Canadian Infantry Brigade. Winnie had become a mascot. They would soon be on their…

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