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Christmas greetings from the King in 1917.
The stark contrast between the relative life of luxury enjoyed by captured Tommies of the First World War to the hell of the trenches they left behind can be revealed in a remarkable archive.
It seems that being taken prisoner was a blessing in disguise judging by the gallery of photos that show the British officers leading a very civilised life at a German PoW camp.
There was a gentlemen's agreement in place which would see the detainees allowed outside the camp during the day as long as they returned by the evening.
The archive of Lieutenant Charles Mayo, which includes three of his First World War medals, is being sold by Bosley's auctioneers of Marlow, Bucks on Wednesday.