POW diaries - Captain Percival Lowe, item 30

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One day it was announced in the local papers- that "it was

the duty of civilians to send their dogs to help the poor

sentries guard the ferocious prisoners."

That night there was an exposition of the art of barking

from quite a lot of our rooms.

We were told (by our own seniors) that it was much appreciated

but would not bear repition. repetition 

A paper was published of which 2 or 3 members made their

appearance. The drawings were clever and the writting

for the most part  scurrilous. 

Some ingenious bird, mice, and mole traps were constructed

by officers with a bent that way.

What one felt the most was the absence of privacy. Nowhere

could one escape one's fellow bei[insert] n [/insert] gs.

One of the features of the place was a German we

nick named "Mossy face" whose job it was to look

after the oil for our lamps & attend to the clock.

He had a purple nose suggestive of bibulous habits. He had

a little cottage in the S.E. corner of the fort.

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One day it was announced in the local papers- that "it was

the duty of civilians to send their dogs to help the poor

sentries guard the ferocious prisoners."

That night there was an exposition of the art of barking

from quite a lot of our rooms.

We were told (by our own seniors) that it was much appreciated

but would not bear repition. repetition 

A paper was published of which 2 or 3 members made their

appearance. The drawings were clever and the writting

for the most part  scurrilous. 

Some ingenious bird, mice, and mole traps were constructed

by officers with a bent that way.

What one felt the most was the absence of privacy. Nowhere

could one escape one's fellow bei[insert] n [/insert] gs.

One of the features of the place was a German we

nick named "Mossy face" whose job it was to look

after the oil for our lamps & attend to the clock.

He had a purple nose suggestive of bibulous habits. He had

a little cottage in the S.E. corner of the fort.


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  • June 19, 2017 14:39:41 L G

    One day it was announced in the local papers- that "it was

    the duty of civilians to send their dogs to help the poor

    sentries guard the ferocious prisoners."

    That night there was an exposition of the art of barking

    from quite a lot of our rooms.

    We were told (by our own seniors) that it was much appreciated

    but would not bear repition. repetition 

    A paper was published of which 2 or 3 members made their

    appearance. The drawings were clever and the writting

    for the most part  scurrilous. 

    Some ingenious bird, mice, and mole traps were constructed

    by officers with a bent that way.

    What one felt the most was the absence of privacy. Nowhere

    could one escape one's fellow bei[insert] n [/insert] gs.

    One of the features of the place was a German we

    nick named "Mossy face" whose job it was to look

    after the oil for our lamps & attend to the clock.

    He had a purple nose suggestive of bibulous habits. He had

    a little cottage in the S.E. corner of the fort.


  • June 17, 2017 18:22:16 Annick Rodriguez

    One day it was announced in the local papers- that "it was

    the duty of civilians to send their dogs to help the poor

    sentries guard the ferocious prisoners."

    That night there was an exposition of the art of barking

    from quite a lot of our rooms.

    We were told (by our own seniors) that it was much appreciated

    but would not bear repition. repetition 

    A paper was published of which 2 or 3 members made their

    appearance. The drawings were clever and the writting

    for the most part  ... 

    Some ingenious bird, mice, and mole traps were constructed

    by officers with a bent that way.

    What one felt the most was the absence of privacy. Nowhere

    could one escape one's fellow bei[insert] n [/insert] gs.

    One of the features of the place was a German we

    nick named "Mossy face" whose job it was to look

    after the oil for our lamps & attend to the clock.

    He had a purple nose suggestive of bibulous habits. He had

    a little cottage in the S.E. corner of the fort.


  • June 17, 2017 18:20:20 Annick Rodriguez

    One day it was announced in the local papers- that "it was

    the duty of civilians to send their dogs to help the poor

    sentries guard the ferocious prisoners."

    That night there was an exposition of the art of barking

    from quite a lot of our rooms.

    We were told (by our own seniors) that it was much appreciated

    but would not bear repition. repetition 

    A paper was published of which 2 or 3 members made their

    appearance. The drawings were clever and the writting

    for the most part  ... 

    Some ingenious bird, mice, and mole traps were constructed

    by officers with a bent that way.

    What one felt the most was the absence of privacy. Nowhere

    could one escape one's fellow bei[insert] n [/insert] gs.


  • June 17, 2017 18:16:36 Annick Rodriguez

    One day it was announced in the local papers- that "it was

    the duty of civilians to send their dogs to help the poor

    sentries guard the ferocious prisoners."

    That night there was an exposition of the art of barking

    from quite a lot of our rooms.

    We were told (by our own seniors) that it was much appreciated

    but would not bear repition. repetition 


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