There is truly nothing sacred in the modern world.
In the well-known original image, Churchill makes a "V" shaped symbol with his fingers – while gripping a cigar in the corner of his mouth.
But in a reproduction of the picture, hanging over the main entrance to a London museum celebrating the wartime leader, he has been made into a non-smoker through the use of image-altering techniques.
It is unclear who is responsible for doctoring the photograph, with the museum – The Winston Churchill's Britain at War Experience – claiming not to have noticed the cigar was missing.
Drawn and quartered gentlemen. What is truly galling about this bit of sophomore Stalinism is how casually it was done. Did they think that modern England is so ignorant a place that no one would notice? Or so craven that no one would care? Sadly, it was probably a sound assumption. Luckily there are still those who recall Churchill in all his cigar chomping glory.