Winnie the Pooh

Winnie the Pooh

This Community connects three men who served in the war and who are linked to the Winnie the Pooh stories. Author A A Milne was inspired to write after seeing Winnipeg the bear at London Zoo, a mascot kept by Harry Colebourn of the Canadian Army. In the 1920s, Milne approached E H Shepard to illustrate his famous stories about the bear.

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  • Profile picture for Ernest Howard Shepard

    Born 1879

    Died 1976

    British Army Captain Royal Garrison Artillery

    British Army Major Royal Garrison Artillery

  • Profile picture for Alan Alexander Milne

    Born 1882

    Died 1956

    British Army 2285 Serjeant Royal Warwickshire Regiment

    British Army Captain Royal Warwickshire Regiment

  • Profile picture for Harry Colebourn

    Born 1887

    Died 1947

    Canadian Expeditionary Force Captain Canadian Army Veterinary Corps