My British uncle Maurice Telfer was put in the bag (captured) at Crete. Maurice contacted Typus from the Russian prisoners, the German cook saved his life by giving him extra food rations. Afterwards Maurice because of ill health was exchanged through Sweden in a prisoner swap, I do believe these exchanges only happened twice. Maurice was friends with the German cook after the war and still they kept in touch. Maurice’s father was the Mayor elect of London.
I do have a photograph still with the needle holes in the photo with the original green thread I believe the photo was sewn into the Red Cross letter.
Paul B Telfer
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