Pupils facing suspension over Nazi salute photos (New Zealand)

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The five boys from Auckland Grammar School face disciplinary action over the pictures, taken during an outing to a museum display that commemorated the 70th anniversary of the start of the Second World War.

The pictures, in which the boys were wearing school uniform, appeared on the Facebook website but were taken down when the school became aware of them at the weekend.

Robin Klitscher, president of the Returned Services Association, which represents former members of the armed forces, said he pitied the students, who were missing more than an understanding.

"They are in total ignorance of what they've done," he said.

The boys, who could face suspension, have been ordered by the school to apologise on Tuesday to staff at the Auckland War Memorial Museum, where they staged their prank.

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