A war veteran locked up by his own side on suspicion of being a spy has been reunited with his interrogator after 61 years.
Sergeant George Holmes was taken prisoner twice and escaped only to be questioned as a possible enemy spy by a British RAF unit in 1944.
Mr Holmes has now been contacted by fellow Brummie Dennis O'Connor, the Leading Aircraftman who quizzed him all those years ago.
Mr O'Connor attended the same school as Mr Holmes's wife Elsie, in Bloomsbury Street, Saltley. Elsie, aged 83, said: "We know some of the same people in the area. It was great to meet him - but I could have slapped him for what he did to George!"
Mr O'Connor was with an airfield construction unit as the allied forces advanced across western Europe and was asked to interrogate a young soldier who was claiming to be an escaped PoW.
"I sat down with George and started to talk to him," said 84-year-old Mr O'Connor, a retired shopfitter now living in Chelmsley Wood with wife Jessie, also aged 84.
"It became obvious he was a Brummie - he knew the same shops and places as me. So I told my superiors and we settled down to a game of cards." Mr Holmes, an NCO in the Duke of Cornwall's Regiment, was taken prisoner by both the Italians and Germans before being freed by advancing American forces, who loaned him a car.
" I read the story and instantly knew George was the man I questioned," said Mr O'Connor. The pair discovered they had been regulars at the Royal British Legion in Shard End for 20 years - but on different nights.
Mr Holmes, aged 89, who lives in Shard End, said: "It's all forgiven. I'm sure we'll have plenty to talk about."