Historians discover new WWII political figure: a dog named Jackie.

 

Jan 7, 8:28 PM EST

Heil Hound: Nazis dogged by Hitler-mocking mutt

By KIRSTEN GRIESHABER 
Associated Press

 BERLIN (AP) -- Newly discovered documents have revealed a bizarre footnote to World War II: the Nazis' dogged obsession with a Finnish mutt who gave not a howl, but a heil. And, just as absurdly, the totalitarian state that dominated most of Europe was unable to do much about the canine's paw-raising parody of Germany's Fuehrer.

In the months preceding Hitler's invasion of the Soviet Union, Berlin's Foreign Office commanded its diplomats in the Nazi-friendly country to gather evidence on the dog and its owner - and even plotted to destroy the owner's pharmaceutical business.  Click here to finish article.