Saturday, November 4, 2017

'Koots', the regimental mascot of the 54th (Kootenay) Battalion, WWI

Alexander McKee.  Vimy Ridge.  Pan, 1966.

Bears were popular mascots back then.  "Winnie the Pooh" was based on a real bear cub named "Winnie" (after the city of Winnipeg) that was the mascot for the Fort Garry Horse of that Manitoba city.

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