Corran Purdon's forged Ausweis, under the guise of a Belgian civilian. His photograph was taken using a home-made camera, and typed letters were done by a typewriter constructed from wood and wire. Purdon was a British Commando captured at St. Nazaire. When the Americans liberated the men at Colditz in April 1945, Purdon asked for permission to join them in their final push through Germany. His request was granted.