The Remarkable Reunion of a Former POW and the Soldier Who Saved Him

by Brett Leveridge

Henk Metselaar rarely talked about his time as a Dutch prisoner of war during World War II. Except for one tale—how he was saved two days before the war ended, thanks to the kindness of a Canadian soldier ... and two chocolate bars. Henk hoped to meet that soldier again one day.

Some 50 years later, an unlikely encounter led to a remarkable reunion. Henk’s daughter Hillary shared the incredible true story in the October/November issue of Mysterious Ways. Click through the slideshow to learn how the soldier and the POW he saved finally reconnected.

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