POW diaries - Captain Percival Lowe, item 22

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x The sanitation here was quite out of hand. In TORGAU

it was necesary to put up notices "Defense de monter

sur le siege". Here the Russians in spite of the barbed

wire contrivances of the Hun monte' as a matter of

course.

This unsavory subject takes me to the Citadel MAGDEBURG

when a Frenchman was run in by germans for this

offense. He urged that if he did not do this he would 

pick up microbes. This for the moment non plused the

Hun officer - but he then observed there were no

microbes in the fatherland. If the danger existed it

was brought by the prisoners. Therefore he the

Frenchman must do 3 days in prison.

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x The sanitation here was quite out of hand. In TORGAU

it was necesary to put up notices "Defense de monter

sur le siege". Here the Russians in spite of the barbed

wire contrivances of the Hun monte' as a matter of

course.

This unsavory subject takes me to the Citadel MAGDEBURG

when a Frenchman was run in by germans for this

offense. He urged that if he did not do this he would 

pick up microbes. This for the moment non plused the

Hun officer - but he then observed there were no

microbes in the fatherland. If the danger existed it

was brought by the prisoners. Therefore he the

Frenchman must do 3 days in prison.


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  • June 17, 2017 16:27:05 L G

    x The sanitation here was quite out of hand. In TORGAU

    it was necesary to put up notices "Defense de monter

    sur le siege". Here the Russians in spite of the barbed

    wire contrivances of the Hun monte' as a matter of

    course.

    This unsavory subject takes me to the Citadel MAGDEBURG

    when a Frenchman was run in by germans for this

    offense. He urged that if he did not do this he would 

    pick up microbes. This for the moment non plused the

    Hun officer - but he then observed there were no

    microbes in the fatherland. If the danger existed it

    was brought by the prisoners. Therefore he the

    Frenchman must do 3 days in prison.


  • June 17, 2017 16:18:19 L G

    x The sanitation here was quite out of hand. In TORGAU

    it was necesary to put up notices "Defense de monter

    sur le siege". Here the Russians in spite of the barbed

    wire contrivances of the Hun monte' as a matter of

    course.

    This unsavory subject takes me to the Citadel MAGDEBURG

    when a Frenchman was run in by germans for this

    offense. He urged that if he did not do this he would 

    pick up microbes. This for the moment non plused the

    Hun officer- but he then observed there were no

    microbes in the fatherland. If the danger existed it

    was brought by the prisoners. Therefore he the

    Frenchman must do 3 days in prison.


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  • 51.557934||12.991583||

    Torgau, Germany

  • 52.1270044||11.6341502||

    Magdeburg, Germany

Location(s)
  • Document location Torgau, Germany
  • Additional document location Magdeburg, Germany


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3963 / 243331
Source
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Contributor
Toby Backhouse
License
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  • Western Front

  • Prisoners of War



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