Half a century ago, G.I. Teddy Bears were made from U.S. Army blankets by a Bavarian toy maker as a thank-you to the troops who helped save his company at the end of World War II.
Now, the company hopes to sell a few to the American public.
Hugo Koch Toys operated in the former Czechoslovakia from 1902 until 1945, when German nationals, including Koch, were ordered home.
An American Army major transported Koch and his tools to safety. He then made G.I. teddies to present to his Army friends in 1946.