In 1914, Harry Colebourn, a veterinarian on his technique to have a tendency horses in World War I, followed his heart and rescued a baby bear. He named her Winnie, after his fatherland of Winnipeg, and he took the bear to war.
Harry Colebourn’s real-life great-granddaughter tells the actual story of a remarkable friendship and an much more remarkable journey–from the fields of Canada to a convoy around the ocean to an army base in England…
And in spite of everything to the London Zoo, where Winnie made some other new friend: an actual boy named Christopher Robin.
Here is the remarkable true story of the bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh.