Wednesday November 11, 2015
The true tale of Winnie the Pooh, an unlikely First World War legacy
"I've decided to name her Winnipeg, Harry told them, "so we'll never be far from home. Winnie, for short." - From Lindsay Mattick's book "Finding Winnie"
Between Disney and the English writer, A. A. Milne, the character of Winnie the Pooh has touched millions.
The silly old bear is easily one of the most adored children's characters of the last century and the current one as well.
To the Canadian writer Lindsay Mattick, Winnie the Pooh is like family... in a way.
Her great-grandfather, Harry Colbourn, was the First World War soldier who first came to love a little bear cub he called Winnie, after his hometown of Winnipeg.
Lindsay Mattick has written a new book titled, "Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear". She joined Anna Maria in our Toronto studio.
This segment was produced by The Current's Howard Goldenthal.