Skip to comments.Woman says note from Chinese 'prisoner' was hidden in new purse
Posted on 05/01/2017 7:24:28 AM PDT by Morgana
TUCSON, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - A Sierra Vista woman says she believes she found a note from a Chinese "prisoner" pleading for help, claiming he or she was being forced to work under abusive conditions.
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I have received similar messages in fortune cookies.
Can we just get those people over here where they won’t have to work?
I once found a large dead insect in a purse made in China, but no notes.
“Help! I’m a prisoner in a Chinese bakery!”
(Very, very old. Also the title of a book by the late great Alan King.)
Was it inspector #7?
This gives me chills.
“Elmer Bendiner was a B-17 navigator during WWII. He tells the story of a bombing run over Kassel, Germany, and the unexpected result of a direct hit on their gas tanks. Our B-17, the Tondelayo, was barraged by flak from Nazi antiaircraft guns. That was typical, but on this particular occasion our gas tanks were hit. Later, as I reflected on the miracle of a 20 millimeter shell piercing the fuel tank without touching off an explosion, our pilot, Bohn Fawkes, told me it was more complicated. On the morning following the raid, Bohn asked our crew chief for that shell as a souvenir of our unbelievable luck. The crew chief told Bohn that, in addition to that shell, another 11 were found in the gas tanks. Eleven unexploded shells where only one was sufficient to blast us out of the sky. It was as if the sea had parted for us. A near-miracle, I thought.
Even after 35 years, this awesome event leaves me shaken, especially after I heard the rest of the story from Bohn. Bohn was told that the shells were sent to the armorers to be defused. The armorers told him that Intelligence had then picked them up. They couldnt say why at the time, but Bohn eventually sought out the answer. Apparently when the armorers opened each of those shells, they found no explosive charge. They were clean as a whistle and just as harmless. Empty? Not all of them! One contained a carefully rolled piece of paper with a scrawled message in Czech. The Intelligence people scoured our base for a man who could read Czech. Eventually they found one to decipher the note. It was amazing! Translated, the note read: This is all we can do for you now. Using Jewish slave labor is never a good idea.
Ever read “The Hiding Place” by Corrie Ten Boom?
She was trained by her father to repair clocks/watches. When she was captured by the Nazis she was used to make radios for Nazi planes. One take when she was putting together the circuitry another man, a prisoner came up to her and said “my dear watchmaker you are doing this too well, these are for Nazi planes!” and he cut a few wires! From then on she knew to make a few mistakes but not make it so obvious.
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