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Books & Publishing Canada Fiction Hettie's World History World War One

Winnipeg the Bear

During World War I, soldiers and sailors on both sides of the conflict used animals for transportation, manual labor, companionship and as mascots. Such was the case for the Fort Garry Horse cavalry regiment, whose mascot was a bear cub named Winnie. The cub was purchased by soldier and veterinarian Harry Colebourn in White River, […]

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