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Soldier Roy Wooldridge's life saved by Erwin Rommel

A former soldier has revealed how a Nazi general spared him from the firing squad in World War Two.

Roy Wooldridge, 95, from Hendy, Carmarthenshire, was seized while on a mission in France just before D-Day and taken to Erwin Rommel.

The Royal Engineer was brought before Rommel and asked if he needed anything. He replied "a pint of beer, cigarettes and a good meal".

Now, that empty cigarette packet will feature on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow.

Tomos Dafydd reports.

  • 21 Nov 2014
  • From the section Wales
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