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Winston Churchill in German uniform figurine

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    Has anyone ever seen a figure like this of Winston Churchill in a German uniform before, and if so why was it made. If this is not the correct forum could moderators please move it .Click image for larger version. 

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    Truth be told, he doesn't look like Churchill to me. Actually, I think it is much more likely that this is Jaroslav Hašek's famed literary creation, the good soldier Švejk.

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    Thanks for the information HPL 2008. What misled me was the cigar he is smoking !!!

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    I agree, this isn't Churchill.

    Churchill wasn't the only cigar smoker during the war........

    Onkel Heini und Onkel Hermann were partial to a puff on Cuba's finest......
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    Maybe he belongs to this crew

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    Quote by HPL2008 View Post
    Truth be told, he doesn't look like Churchill to me. Actually, I think it is much more likely that this is Jaroslav Hašek's famed literary creation, the good soldier Švejk.
    HPL is indeed quite correct - well spotted!

    Here are a couple of images of different depictions of Švejk. Note the pipe - compare to the above figurine, which unfortunately appears to have lost its pipe.

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    By the way, where is that statue? In Checzke Budejovice railway station?

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    Quote by Frundsberg View Post
    By the way, where is that statue? In Checzke Budejovice railway station?
    Although the station features in the story, the statue shown above is not in České Budějovice but actually Przemysl, Poland. Other notable locations of Švejk statues are Humenné in Slovakia, Sanok in Poland and St.Petersburg, Russia.
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    Thanks , I am here to learn. !!

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    Thanks! So i have to visit it in Poland:-). It is one of my favourite books from the early childhood. I remember when we were looking for a German translated Svejk in Prag somewhere in 1995-or 96.

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