They always say that the mechs helped defeat the National Libertarian Army back in the 2120s, but that's because they don't remember the bears. The ursine forces were what finally drove those bastards out of Poland, with claw marks on their faces.

Hamburg concept artist and illustrator Jakub Rozalski says that this image is his tribute to Wojtek, a bear who fought in the Polish army during World War II. You can see more of Rozalski's work, and many more digital paintings in this alternate history series, on his ArtStation site.