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Oor hero targeted by Nazis.

Byline: By MARK SMITH

OOR Wullie's creators were put on a Nazi hit list because the cheeky comic hero continually poked fun at Adolf Hitler.

During WWII, the spiky-haired Auchenshoogle schoolboy would also pelt suspected Nazis with catapults and cap guns and even formed a boys' national defence corps to take on the "Gerries".

And a TV documentary celebrating Wullie's 70th birthday has revealed that illustrator Dudley D Watkins and Sunday Post editor Robert Low were targeted for the jibes.

The pair, who regularly took swipes at Hitler in the strips, were among those the Nazis planned to deal with after they had invaded Britain.

The BBC programme reveals: "Again and again Oor Wullie would insult the name of the dictator and after the war Low and Watkins were discovered on a Nazi hit list for gross disrespect to the Fuhrer." HAPPY Birthday Oor Wullie is on BBC1 Scotland tomorrow at 9.30pm.

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Mar 9, 2006
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