POW diaries - Captain Percival Lowe, item 6

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Leaves from my diary.


During my whole stay as an unwilling guest of the

Kaiser I kept a diary. This was "streng verboden",German: strictly forbidden 

and at every search (and they were numerous)

my little book had to be hidden. 

Finally there seemed no chance of smuggling it out

Arrow pointing from parentheses below to after the word "finally" above  

of Germany (when I was lucky enough to go to Switzerland); so

after reading it carefully, I destroyed it.

The following narrative is almost entirely from

memory helped by a few short hand notes.

A duplicate of the Diary in short Hand was taken

away at Constance; may the Hun ^should he take the trouble to decypher it^ like my

criticisms on his little ways. Naturally at

the time I wrote I felt more bitter than now

all the same I never wish to see or meet

another of the race.

P.E.L


Lines drawn from these lines leading to a place on the adjacent page: 

X To give the devil his due it is but

fair to state that I had had as yet neither

money nor personal property removed.

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Leaves from my diary.


During my whole stay as an unwilling guest of the

Kaiser I kept a diary. This was "streng verboden",German: strictly forbidden 

and at every search (and they were numerous)

my little book had to be hidden. 

Finally there seemed no chance of smuggling it out

Arrow pointing from parentheses below to after the word "finally" above  

of Germany (when I was lucky enough to go to Switzerland); so

after reading it carefully, I destroyed it.

The following narrative is almost entirely from

memory helped by a few short hand notes.

A duplicate of the Diary in short Hand was taken

away at Constance; may the Hun ^should he take the trouble to decypher it^ like my

criticisms on his little ways. Naturally at

the time I wrote I felt more bitter than now

all the same I never wish to see or meet

another of the race.

P.E.L


Lines drawn from these lines leading to a place on the adjacent page: 

X To give the devil his due it is but

fair to state that I had had as yet neither

money nor personal property removed.


Transcription history
  • November 3, 2017 21:45:52 Thomas A. Lingner

    Leaves from my diary.


    During my whole stay as an unwilling guest of the

    Kaiser I kept a diary. This was "streng verboden",German: strictly forbidden 

    and at every search (and they were numerous)

    my little book had to be hidden. 

    Finally there seemed no chance of smuggling it out

    Arrow pointing from parentheses below to after the word "finally" above  

    of Germany (when I was lucky enough to go to Switzerland); so

    after reading it carefully, I destroyed it.

    The following narrative is almost entirely from

    memory helped by a few short hand notes.

    A duplicate of the Diary in short Hand was taken

    away at Constance; may the Hun ^should he take the trouble to decypher it^ like my

    criticisms on his little ways. Naturally at

    the time I wrote I felt more bitter than now

    all the same I never wish to see or meet

    another of the race.

    P.E.L


    Lines drawn from these lines leading to a place on the adjacent page: 

    X To give the devil his due it is but

    fair to state that I had had as yet neither

    money nor personal property removed.

  • September 18, 2017 13:51:33 Lisa P (F&F)

    Leaves from my diary.


    During my whole stay as an unwilling guest of the

    Kaiser I kept a diary. This was "streng verboden",German: strictly forbidden 

    and at every search (and they were numerous)

    my little book had to be hidden. 

    Finally there seemed no chance of smuggling it out

    Arrow pointing from parentheses below to after the word "finally" above  

    of Germany (when I was lucky enough to go to Switzerland); so

    after reading it carefully, I destroyed it.

    The following narrative is almost entirely from

    memory helped by a few short hand notes.

    A duplicate of the Diary in short Hand was taken

    away at Constance; may the Hun ^should he take the trouble to decypher it^ like my

    criticisms on his little ways. Naturally at

    the time I wrote I felt more bitter than now

    all the same I never wish to see or meet

    another of the race.

    P.E.L


    Lines drawn from these lines leading to a place on the adjacent page: 

    X To give the devil his due it is but

    fair to state that I had had ^as yet^ neither

    money nor personal property removed.


  • September 18, 2017 13:51:09 Lisa P (F&F)

    Leaves from my diary.


    During my whole stay as an unwilling guest of the

    Kaiser I kept a diary. This was "streng verboden",German: strictly forbidden 

    and at every search (and they were numerous)

    my little book had to be hidden. 

    Finally there seemed no chance of smuggling it out

    Arrow pointing from parentheses below to after the word "finally" above  

    of Germany (when I was lucky enough to go to Switzerland); so

    after reading it carefully, I destroyed it.

    The following narrative is almost entirely from

    memory helped by a few short hand notes.

    A duplicate of the Diary in short Hand was taken

    away at Constance; may the Hun ^should he take the trouble to decypher it^ like my

    criticisms on his little ways. Naturally at

    the time I wrote I felt more bitter than now

    all the same I never wish to see or meet

    another of the race.

    P.E.L

    Lines drawn from these lines leading to a place on the adjacent page: 

    X To give the devil his due it is but

    fair to state that I had had ^as yet^ neither

    money nor personal property removed.


  • June 19, 2017 15:23:04 L G

    Leaves from my diary.

    During my whole stay as an unwilling guest of the

    Kaiser I kept a diary. This was "Streng verboden",German phrase streng verboten means strictly forbidden 

    and at every search (and they were numerous)

    my little book had to be hidden. 

    Finally there seemed no chance of smuggling it out

    Arrow pointing from parentheses below to after the word "finally" above  

    of Germany (when I was lucky enough to go to Switzerland); so

    after reading it carefully, I destroyed it.

    The following narrative is almost entirely from

    memory helped by a few short hand notes.

    A duplicate of the Diary in short Hand was taken

    away at Constance; may the Hun should he take the trouble to decypher it like my

    criticisms on his little ways. Naturally at

    the time I wrote I felt more bitter than now

    all the same I never wish to see or meet

    another of the race.

    P. E .L

    Lines drawn from these lines leading to a place on the adjacent page: 

    X To give the devil his due it is but

    fair to state that I had had as yet neither

    money nor personal property removed.


  • June 19, 2017 14:17:08 L G

    Leaves from my diary.

    During my whole stay as an unwilling guest of the

    Kaiser I kept a diary. This was "Streng verboden",German phrase streng verboten means strictly forbidden 

    and at every search (and they were numerous)

    my little book had to be hidden. 

    Finally there seemed no chance of smuggling it out

    Arrow pointing from parentheses below to after the word "finally" above  

    of Germany (when I was lucky enough to go to Switzerland); so

    after reading it carefully, I destroyed it.

    The following narrative is almost entirely from

    memory helped by a few short hand notes.

    A duplicate of the Diary in short Hand was taken

    away at Constance; may the Hun should he take the trouble to decypher it like my

    criticisms on his little ways. Naturally at

    the time I wrote I felt more bitter than now

    all the same I never wish to see or meet

    another of the race.

    P. H .L

    Lines drawn from these lines leading to a place on the adjacent page: 

    X To give the devil his due it is but

    fair to state that I had had as yet neither

    money nor personal property removed.


  • June 19, 2017 14:14:03 L G

    Leaves from my diary.

    During my whole stay as an unwilling guest of the

    Kaiser I kept a diary. This was "Streng verboden",German phrase streng verboten means strictly forbidden 

    and at every search (and they were numerous)

    my little book had to be hidden. 

    Finally there seemed no chance of smuggling it out

    Arrow pointing from parentheses below to after the word finally above  

    of Germany (when I was lucky enough to go to Switzerland); so

    after reading it carefully, I destroyed it.

    The following narrative is almost entirely from

    memory helped by a few short hand notes.

    A duplicate of the Diary in short Hand was taken

    away at Constance; may the Hun should he take the trouble to decypher it like my

    criticisms on his little ways. Naturally at

    the time I wrote I felt more bitter than now

    all the same I never wish to see or meet

    another of the race.

    P. H .L

    Lines drawn from these lines leading to a place on the adjacent page: 

    X To give the devil his due it is but

    fair to state that I had had as yet neither

    money nor personal property removed.


  • June 17, 2017 11:18:26 L G

    Leaves from my diary.

    During my whole stay as an unwilling guest of the

    Kaiser I kept a diary. This was "Streng verboden",  German phrase streng verboten means strictly forbidden 

    and at every search (and they were numerous)

    my little book had to be hidden. 

    Finally there seemed no chance of smuggling it out

    of Germany  Arrow here pointing to after the word finally  (when I was lucky enough to go to Switzerland); so

    after reading it carefully, I destroyed it.

    The following narrative is almost entirely from

    memory helped by a few short hand notes.

    A duplicate of the Diary in short Hand was taken

    away at Constance ; may the Hun should he take the trouble to decypher it like my

    criticisms on his little ways. Naturally at

    the time I wrote I felt more bitter than now

    all the same I never wish to see or meet

    another of the race.

    PES

    Lines from drawn from these lines to a place on the adjacent page: 

    X To give the devil his due it is but

    fair to state that I had had as yet neither

    money nor personal property removed.



  • June 16, 2017 12:22:08 L G

    Leaves from my diary.

    During my whole stay as an unwilling guest of the

    Kaiser I kept a diary. This was "Streng verboden",  German phrase streng verboten means strictly forbidden 

    and at every search (and they were numerous)

    my little book had to be hidden. 

    Finally there seemed no chance of smuggling it out

    of Germany  Arrow here pointing to after the word finally  (when I was lucky enough to go to Switzerland); so

    after reading it carefully, I destroyed it.

    The following narrative is almost entirely from

    memory helped by a few short hand notes.

    A duplicate of the Diary in short Hand was taken

    away at Constance ; may the  Hun  should he take the trouble to decypher it like my

    criticisms on his little ways. Naturally at

    the time I wrote I felt more bitter than now

    all the same I never wish to see or meet

    another of the race.

    E S

     Lines from drawn from these lines to a place on the adjacent page: 

    X To give the devil his due it is but

    fair to state that I had had as yet neither

    money nor personal property removed.



  • June 16, 2017 12:21:42 L G

    Leaves from my diary.

    During my whole stay as an unwilling guest of the

    Kaiser I kept a diary. This was "Streng verboden",  German phrase streng verboten means strictly forbidden 

    and at every search (and they were numerous)

    my little book had to be hidden. 

    Finally there seemed no chance of smuggling it out

    of Germany  Arrow here pointing to after the word finally  (when I was lucky enough to go to Switzerland); so

    after reading it carefully, I destroyed it.

    The following narrative is almost entirely from

    memory helped by a few short hand notes.

    A duplicate of the Diary in short Hand was taken

    away at Constance ; may the  Hun  should he take the trouble to decypher it like my

    criticisms on his little ways. Naturally at

    the time I wrote I felt more bitter than now

    all the same I never wish to see or meet

    another of the race.

    U S

     Lines from drawn from these lines to a place on the adjacent page: 

    X To give the devil his due it is but

    fair to state that I had had as yet neither

    money nor personal property removed.



  • June 16, 2017 12:17:03 L G

    Leaves from my diary.

    During my whole stay as an unwilling guest of the

    Kaiser I kept a diary. This was "Streng verboden",  German phrase streng verboten means strictly forbidden 

    and at every search (and they were numerous)

    my little book had to be hidden. 

    Finally there seemed no chance of smuggling it out

    of Germany  Arrow here pointing to after the word finally  (when I was lucky enough to go to Switzerland); so

    after reading it carefully, I destroyed it.

    The following narrative is almost entirely from

    memory helped by a few short hand notes.

    A duplicate of the Diary in short Hand was taken

    away at  Constance ; may the  Hun  should he take the trouble to decypher it like my

    criticisms on his little ways. Naturally at

    the time I wrote I felt more bitter than now

    all the same I never wish to see or meet

    another of the race.

    U S

     Lines from drawn from these lines to a place on the adjacent page: 

    X To give the devil his due it is but

    fair to state that I had had as yet neither

    money nor personal property removed.



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