Share
twitterlinkedinfacebook
Image 1 of 1
BN_WW2BritSavedByErwinRommel_011.jpg
BNPS.co.uk (01202 558833)<br />
Pic: AntiquesRoadshow/BNPS<br />
<br />
***Please Use Full Byline***<br />
<br />
Roy Wooldridge (left) with Arms and Militaria specialist Graham Lay on Antiques Roadshow. The episode will air this Sunday (23/11/14). <br />
<br />
The incredible story of how legendary German general Erwin Rommel spared the life of a captured British soldier and then served him a glass of beer has been revealed after 70 years.<br />
<br />
Captain Roy Wooldridge met Rommel after being taken prisoner in a dangerous night-time mission to examine submerged mines along the French beaches weeks before the D-Day landings.<br />
<br />
His story is to be told on BBC1's Antiques Roadshow this Sunday.