POW diaries - Captain Percival Lowe, item 38

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                                                                                15.

one building was railled off from our preserves. In this

something to do with shells was carried on, the work being

done by female labour. These were marched in, in a gang.

When work was brisk, there was a night shift.

Of canteens there were two- One in a little wooded hut

out of doors. The people who ran this were civil, and would

get most things at a price . It was a small place & 

always crowded.

The main canteen was run on the lines of take it or

leave it. The propri[insert] e [/insert] tors were an objectionable lot. Here

one could get sardines, cocoa , chocolate, tobacco, and at the

beginning even  kuchen.  German for cake  Things however gradually deteriorated

even during our short stay. The place was always dirty

Several tradesmen also came during certain mornings-

such as boot maker, tailor, and librarian.

I was not long at TORGAU before a row broke out in the room

where we slept. It was rather humorous in its way. Words

apparently took place between a Scotch & Irish officer. This

went before the Senior British officer. The two in question were

called up after morning parade. And also [insert] unfortunately there [/insert]joined the group, the

senior officer of the Irish Officers Regt. [insert] it was I as senior in the room who should have been there [/insert]The Irish were judged

to be in the wrong + the senior officer was condemned to 

write out all the orders that had been published. quite a

nice little job- his offense was having a beard- The

young Irish officer & an English one were sent ^[insert] for a time [/insert] to live with

the junior French officers.

There were several French artists here. Later on, there was

quite a creditable drawing of Napoleon at Austerlitz which

occupied the top of one of the tables in the new  dining 

room which had been constructed.




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                                                                                15.

one building was railled off from our preserves. In this

something to do with shells was carried on, the work being

done by female labour. These were marched in, in a gang.

When work was brisk, there was a night shift.

Of canteens there were two- One in a little wooded hut

out of doors. The people who ran this were civil, and would

get most things at a price . It was a small place & 

always crowded.

The main canteen was run on the lines of take it or

leave it. The propri[insert] e [/insert] tors were an objectionable lot. Here

one could get sardines, cocoa , chocolate, tobacco, and at the

beginning even  kuchen.  German for cake  Things however gradually deteriorated

even during our short stay. The place was always dirty

Several tradesmen also came during certain mornings-

such as boot maker, tailor, and librarian.

I was not long at TORGAU before a row broke out in the room

where we slept. It was rather humorous in its way. Words

apparently took place between a Scotch & Irish officer. This

went before the Senior British officer. The two in question were

called up after morning parade. And also [insert] unfortunately there [/insert]joined the group, the

senior officer of the Irish Officers Regt. [insert] it was I as senior in the room who should have been there [/insert]The Irish were judged

to be in the wrong + the senior officer was condemned to 

write out all the orders that had been published. quite a

nice little job- his offense was having a beard- The

young Irish officer & an English one were sent ^[insert] for a time [/insert] to live with

the junior French officers.

There were several French artists here. Later on, there was

quite a creditable drawing of Napoleon at Austerlitz which

occupied the top of one of the tables in the new  dining 

room which had been constructed.





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  • June 18, 2017 16:24:42 L G

                                                                                    15.

    one building was railled off from our preserves. In this

    something to do with shells was carried on, the work being

    done by female labour. These were marched in, in a gang.

    When work was brisk, there was a night shift.

    Of canteens there were two- One in a little wooded hut

    out of doors. The people who ran this were civil, and would

    get most things at a price . It was a small place & 

    always crowded.

    The main canteen was run on the lines of take it or

    leave it. The propri[insert] e [/insert] tors were an objectionable lot. Here

    one could get sardines, cocoa , chocolate, tobacco, and at the

    beginning even  kuchen.  German for cake  Things however gradually deteriorated

    even during our short stay. The place was always dirty

    Several tradesmen also came during certain mornings-

    such as boot maker, tailor, and librarian.

    I was not long at TORGAU before a row broke out in the room

    where we slept. It was rather humorous in its way. Words

    apparently took place between a Scotch & Irish officer. This

    went before the Senior British officer. The two in question were

    called up after morning parade. And also [insert] unfortunately there [/insert]joined the group, the

    senior officer of the Irish Officers Regt. [insert] it was I as senior in the room who should have been there [/insert]The Irish were judged

    to be in the wrong + the senior officer was condemned to 

    write out all the orders that had been published. quite a

    nice little job- his offense was having a beard- The

    young Irish officer & an English one were sent ^[insert] for a time [/insert] to live with

    the junior French officers.

    There were several French artists here. Later on, there was

    quite a creditable drawing of Napoleon at Austerlitz which

    occupied the top of one of the tables in the new  dining 

    room which had been constructed.





  • June 17, 2017 21:48:47 Annick Rodriguez

                                                                                    15.

    one building was railled off from our preserves. In this

    something to do with shells was carried on, the work being

    done by female labour. These were marched in, in a gang.

    When work was brisk, there was a night shift.

    Of canteens there were two- One in a little wooded hut

    out of doors. The people who ran this were civil, and would

    get most things at a price . It was a  ...  place & 

    always wooded.

    The main canteen was run on the lines of take it or

    leave it. The propri[insert] e [/insert] tors were an objectionable lot. Here

    one could get sardines, cocoa , chocolate tobacco, and at the

    beginning even  ...  Things however gradually deteriorated

    even during our short stay. The place was always dirty

    Several tradesmen also came during certain mornings-

    such as boot maker, tailor, and librarian.

    I was not long at TORGAU before a row broke out in the room

    where we slept. It was rather hum ...  in its way . Words

    apparently took place between a Scotch & Irish officer. This

    went before the Senior British officer. The two in question were

    called up after morning parade. And also [insert] unfortunately there [/insert]joined the group the

    senior officer of the Irish Officers Regt. [insert] it was 1 as senior in the room who should have been there [/insert]The Irish were judged

    to be in the wrong + the senior officer was condemned to 

    write out all the orders that had been published. quite a

    nice little job- his offense was having a beard- The

    young Irish officer & an English one were sent ^[insert] for a time [/insert] to live with

    the junior French officers.

    There were several French artists here. Later on, there was

    quite a creditable drawing of Napoleon at Austerlitz which

    occupied the top of one of the tables in the new  ... 

    room which had been constructed.





  • June 17, 2017 21:47:29 Annick Rodriguez

                                                                                    15.

    one building was railled off from our preserves. In this

    something to do with shells was carried on, the work being

    done by female labour. These were marched in, in a gang.

    When work was brisk, there was a night shift.

    Of canteens there were two- One in a little wooded hut

    out of doors. The people who ran this were civil, and would

    get most things at a price . It was a  ...  place & 

    always wooded.

    The main canteen was run on the lines of take it or

    leave it. The propri[insert] e [/insert] tors were an objectionable lot. Here

    one could get sardines, cocoa , chocolate tobacco, and at the

    beginning even  ...  Things however gradually deteriorated

    even during our short stay. The place was always dirty

    Several tradesmen also came during certain mornings-

    such as boot maker, tailor, and librarian.

    I was not long at TORGAU before a row broke out in the room

    where we slept. It was rather hum ...  in its way . Words

    apparently took place between a Scotch & Irish officer. This

    went before the Senior British officer. The two in question were

    called up after morning parade. And also [insert] unfortunately there [/insert]joined the group the

    senior officer of the Irish Officers Regt. [insert] it was 1 as senior in the room who should have been there [/insert]The Irish were judged

    to be in the wrong + the senior officer was condemned to 

    write out all the orders that had been published. quite a

    nice little job- his offense was having a beard- The

    young Irish officer & an English one were sent ^[insert] for a time [/insert] to live with

    the junior French officers.





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