POW diaries - Captain Percival Lowe, item 36

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                                                                                     13.

On this parade one has to turn out smart, boots cleaned,

clothes brushed etc. It seemed to my humble mind that we

were rather doing the Germans job for them. A  My idea

was been to make things as difficult as possible for them.

The cooking catering etc is in the hands of the French

who feed us for I think 1.50 per diem. We are in  messes 

which are in the passages of the main building. We

had to provide ourselves with tables,  forms china

crockery knives forks etc. I cannot say I think much

of the feeding . Breakfast 8 a.m. coffee and bread &

[insert] butter! [/insert] supplemented by the individual messes to taste.

Meaning that jam and sausage can be purchased

in the canteen. The staple food is veg[insert] e [/insert] tables , cabbages,

and potatoes. - the amount of meat issued for dinner 

at 1 pm is not much. We also have an issue of

caramel be[insert] e [/insert]r, This is a non alcoholic drink of

kinds. For supper bread & cheese & perhaps soup.

We have one member of the mess each day told off as

orderly. His job being to draw the various commodities

from the canteen when they are cooked. We have also

to peel our own potatoes- This is another fatigue.

We have one British Pte.. to help- who cleans the dishes

and assists in the fatigue.

Another fatigue is coal fatigue- we fetch our own

coal by rooms. Again we have to make up our

own beds- we have a British Pte.. to sweep out our

living room.

There is a bath or rather a douche, hot + cold water

Hot water however can only be obtained in the afternoon

The Germans on the whole do not bother us much.

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                                                                                     13.

On this parade one has to turn out smart, boots cleaned,

clothes brushed etc. It seemed to my humble mind that we

were rather doing the Germans job for them. A  My idea

was been to make things as difficult as possible for them.

The cooking catering etc is in the hands of the French

who feed us for I think 1.50 per diem. We are in  messes 

which are in the passages of the main building. We

had to provide ourselves with tables,  forms china

crockery knives forks etc. I cannot say I think much

of the feeding . Breakfast 8 a.m. coffee and bread &

[insert] butter! [/insert] supplemented by the individual messes to taste.

Meaning that jam and sausage can be purchased

in the canteen. The staple food is veg[insert] e [/insert] tables , cabbages,

and potatoes. - the amount of meat issued for dinner 

at 1 pm is not much. We also have an issue of

caramel be[insert] e [/insert]r, This is a non alcoholic drink of

kinds. For supper bread & cheese & perhaps soup.

We have one member of the mess each day told off as

orderly. His job being to draw the various commodities

from the canteen when they are cooked. We have also

to peel our own potatoes- This is another fatigue.

We have one British Pte.. to help- who cleans the dishes

and assists in the fatigue.

Another fatigue is coal fatigue- we fetch our own

coal by rooms. Again we have to make up our

own beds- we have a British Pte.. to sweep out our

living room.

There is a bath or rather a douche, hot + cold water

Hot water however can only be obtained in the afternoon

The Germans on the whole do not bother us much.


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  • June 18, 2017 16:16:16 L G

                                                                                         13.

    On this parade one has to turn out smart, boots cleaned,

    clothes brushed etc. It seemed to my humble mind that we

    were rather doing the Germans job for them. A  My idea

    was been to make things as difficult as possible for them.

    The cooking catering etc is in the hands of the French

    who feed us for I think 1.50 per diem. We are in  messes 

    which are in the passages of the main building. We

    had to provide ourselves with tables,  forms china

    crockery knives forks etc. I cannot say I think much

    of the feeding . Breakfast 8 a.m. coffee and bread &

    [insert] butter! [/insert] supplemented by the individual messes to taste.

    Meaning that jam and sausage can be purchased

    in the canteen. The staple food is veg[insert] e [/insert] tables , cabbages,

    and potatoes. - the amount of meat issued for dinner 

    at 1 pm is not much. We also have an issue of

    caramel be[insert] e [/insert]r, This is a non alcoholic drink of

    kinds. For supper bread & cheese & perhaps soup.

    We have one member of the mess each day told off as

    orderly. His job being to draw the various commodities

    from the canteen when they are cooked. We have also

    to peel our own potatoes- This is another fatigue.

    We have one British Pte.. to help- who cleans the dishes

    and assists in the fatigue.

    Another fatigue is coal fatigue- we fetch our own

    coal by rooms. Again we have to make up our

    own beds- we have a British Pte.. to sweep out our

    living room.

    There is a bath or rather a douche, hot + cold water

    Hot water however can only be obtained in the afternoon

    The Germans on the whole do not bother us much.


  • June 17, 2017 21:34:48 Annick Rodriguez

                                                                                         13.

    On this parade one has to turn out  ... , boots cleaned,

    clothes brushed etc. It seemed to my humble mind that we

    were rather doing the Germans job for them. A  My idea

    was been to make things as difficult as possible for them.

    The cooking catering etc is in the hands of the French

    who feed us for I think 1.50 per diem. We are in  ... 

    which are in the passages of the main building. We

    had to provide ourselves with tables,  ...  which

    crockery knives forks etc. I cannot say I think much

    of the feeding . Breakfast 8 a.m. coffee and bread &

    [insert] butter! [/insert] supplemented by the individual messes to taste.

    Meaning that jam and sausage can be purchased

    in the canteen. The staple food is veg[insert] e [/insert] tables , cabbages,

    and potatoes. - the amount of meat issued for  ... 

    at 1 pm is not much. We also have an issue of

    caramel be[insert] e [/insert] This is a non alcoholic drink of

    kinds. For supper bread & cheese & perhaps soup.

    We have one member of the mess each day told offces

    orderly. His job being to draw the various commodities

    from the canteen when they are cooked. We have also

    to peel our own potatoes- This is another fatigue.

    We have one British Pte.. to help- who cleans the dishes

    and assists in the fatigue.

    Another fatigue is coal fatigue- we fetch our own

    coal by rooms. Again we have to make up our

    own beds- we have a British Pte.. to sweep out our

    living room.

    There is a bath or rather a douche, hot + cold water

    Hot water however can only be obtained in the afternoon

    The Germans on the whole do not bother us much.


  • June 17, 2017 21:29:32 Annick Rodriguez

                                                                                         13.

    On this parade one has to turn out  ... , boots cleaned,

    clothes brushed etc. It seemed to my humble mind that we

    were rather doing the Germans job for them. A  My idea

    was been to make things as difficult as possible for them.

    The cooking catering etc is in the hands of the French

    who feed us for I think 1.50 per diem. We are in  ... 

    which are in the passages of the main building. We

    had to provide ourselves with tables,  ...  which

    crockery knives forks etc. I cannot say I think much

    of the feeding . Breakfast 8 a.m. coffee and bread &

    [insert] butter! [/insert] supplemented by the individual messes to taste.

    Meaning that jam and sausage can be purchased

    in the canteen. The staple food is veg[insert] e [/insert] tables , cabbages,

    and potatoes. - the amount of meat issued for  ... 

    at 1 pm is not much. We also have an issue of

    caramel be[insert] e [/insert] This is a non alcoholic drink of

    kinds. For supper bread & cheese & perhaps soup.

    We have one member of the mess each day told offces

    orderly. His job being to draw the various commodities

    from the canteen when they are cooked. We have also


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