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Hero dog to have statue erected in Scotland
Canine war hero gets Scottish statue
Bamse, a Norwegian St. Bernard that symbolized national freedom and resistance during WWII, will be memorialized in a life-sized bronze statue in the Scottish city of Montrose.Royal Norwegian Navy mascot Bamse, here wearing a sailor's cap.
Bamse, which means teddy bear, sailed to Britain on the Royal Norwegian Navy (KNM) minesweeper Thorodd in 1940, part of the flotilla that carried King Haakon VII into safety, newspaper The Scotsman reports.
The dog became a favorite with locals as well as Norwegian troops fighting to liberate Norway from abroad. The mascot of the Royal Norwegian Navy, Bamse regularly sailed at the front gun tower of the ship when the Thorodd went into battle, and only left his post when fighting ended, The Scotsman reported.
Norway's Defense web site Forsvarsnett writes that the loyal marine hound rounded up his human shipmates when local bars closed and made sure they made it back to their vessel.
Bamse reputedly knew every pub in town and had his own bus card hanging around his neck on a chain. The St. Bernard soon became so well known in Montrose that bus drivers would just pick him up if they passed him on the road.
The beloved dog had his own helmet made for him to protect him during his battle watch and according to legend, the entire crew of the Thorodd jumped overboard to save Bamse when he once fell into the water.
Bamse passed away in the summer of 1944, just nine years old. He was buried outside of Montrose, near a lighthouse, with his head facing Norway. About 800 schoolchildren and the crews of eight Norwegian navy vessels attended Bamse's funeral.
On July 4, 2004 the crew of the Norwegian submarine KNM Utvær held a memorial celebration in Montrose to honor the 60th anniversary of Bamse's death.
Henny King, a member of the Montrose Port Authority board, learned of Bamse in April last year and decided to start the campaign to erect the statue, which will cost GBP 50,000 (USD 93,500).