Hitler portrait in antiques thefty

A portrait of Adolf Hitler and knives and daggers used by his German Army were part of a £25,000 haul of military memorabilia stolen in East Sussex.

The items were taken in what was called a "large break-in" at a storage building belonging to the Military Antiques dealership.

The burglary took place in Dallington, near Heathfield, on 29 or 30 May 2006. The stolen goods were described by Sussex Police as "very distinctive and highly collectable".

The Hitler portrait, valued at £195, was set on laminated wood.

Brass helmets and a white porcelain figure of a mounted cavalry horseman were also among the collectables stolen. The Military Antiques website said it had a range of militaria from 1850 to 1945 available for sale to collectors and museums.