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Pollyanna

Pollyanna

These socks celebrate Pollyanna, the Russian reindeer who kept a British submarine crew company during World War II.

During a farewell dinner speech, an intoxicated Russian Admiral flippantly gifted the reindeer to a British submarine Commander.

Fondly known as Pollyanna, the crew treated her superbly on her voyages. She slept in the Captain’s cabin, drank condensed milk and ate officer’s mess food. On occasion, she would even snack on navigation maps!

Pollyanna survived the war, returning to mainland England healthier than when she set out to sea. She peacefully spent the rest of her days in Regent’s Park Zoo.