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Michael Alexander (1920 – 2004) was captured whilst operating with a commando unit behind the German lines in front of El Alamein. He convinced the Germans that he was closely related to General Alexander; and so was sent to join the Prominente at Colditz Castle. He was amongst a group of these men who Hitler ordered to be executed, amongst the last of the instructions to emerge from his bunker in Berlin and his own death. Eventually, he was handed over to American troops in Innsbruck. After the war he enjoyed a mixed career as a writer, an adventurer and a restaurateur.