Primary school pupils in Perth, Australia have unwittingly found themselves at the centre of a scandal after one of their classmates chose a somewhat inappropriate historical fancy dress costume for a recent event. The nine and ten-year-olds had been asked to dress up as a well-known figure, but one decided upon Adolf Hitler. To add insult to injury, the teachers decided his was the best costume and awarded him a prize! After parents complained, they were forced to backtrack and apologise, but the head said he still thinks a mountain has been made out of a molehill. "Hitler was a fairly famous person," he commented indignantly. Prince Harry once famously got into trouble after wearing Nazi-themed fancy dress to a Royal bash. Perhaps it would be wise to avoid German wartime outfits if you're planning your own historical party - and maybe steer clear of Bin Laden fancy dress too, while you're at it.