Friday 15 December 2017

German call broke Hitler house news

A Swansea house resembling the distinctive facial features of Adolf Hitler has become an unlikely hit on the internet
A Swansea house resembling the distinctive facial features of Adolf Hitler has become an unlikely hit on the internet

The owner of the celebrated "Hitler house" has revealed how he first heard it had become an internet sensation for resembling the Fuhrer - in a phone call from Germany.

Pictures of the uncanny end-of-terrace property in Swansea, South Wales, have attracted global attention.

Tens of thousands have chuckled to discover the Fuhrer's distinctive facial features unintentionally recreated in masonry.

Comedian Jimmy Carr was so astounded he posted the picture on his Twitter account and saw it go on to entertain thousands.

But while the celebrity of the otherwise unassuming building spread as far as Australia, its owner remained unenlightened.

Clive Davies, 60, was oblivious of the kerfuffle caused by the passer-by who first noticed the resemblance and posted a photograph online.

The image's global reach finally hit home when his son spotted the picture himself as he read a newspaper on the internet.

Guy Davies, a warrant officer with the 7th Signals Regiment, was sitting in front of a computer in Kabul, Afghanistan, at the time. He recognised the house as a property in Port Tennant, Swansea, which had been in his family for more than half a century.

He immediately contacted his wife Alison at their home on the British military base in Wildenrath, Germany. She then quickly called her father-in-law in Swansea and belatedly passed on news which had already been around the world.

"I have never noticed any similarity before and most people who pass by are so close they probably never notice," Mr Davies told the South Wales Evening Post. "Some people say they can see images of Jesus Christ on items such as toast, and I suppose it is just a variation on a theme. I don't really think it looks like Hitler."

Press Association

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