POW diaries - Captain Percival Lowe, item 40

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                                                       17.

in the courts. If one of the criterions of good water is that it

should be colourless, this was very bad, as it was of a yellow

hue.

We had several visitors. There was Prince Munster - a true

German  who gave his views on the might of Germany.

Then there was a visit from the American Ambas[insert] s [/insert] ador.

And finally from an American called Gaston. He was , so 

he told me, bringing me out various parcels- I may

add I have not seen them to this day. He dined in our

own little mess. Said the dinner was excellent, though

it was unusually vile, but shied at the caramel beer.

I had a cigar out of him.

There was an English Chaplain here. He finally made

quite a good chapel of the place I first slept in. Called

it St Lukes- Pews, Alte[insert] a [/insert]r, everything was made by the

congregation, ^[insert] for [/insert] He had a persuasive tongue. I used to

go to just look at the crythan[insert] the [/insert]nmums - then gave me a

kind of restful feeling. Perhaps a strange reason to go to

church!!

One used to walk round with various officers- the principle

topics of conversation being how I [insert] one [/insert] was captured & the

duration of the war. Nearly everyone was an optimist

on those days. I was the pes[insert] s [/insert] imist, but even I under-

estimated it -  I think.

The German comandant was seldom on view. We had to have 

our lights out at night at a fixed hour, otherwise we

or rather I, was not bothered much, the Colonel probably had his

worries.

There was a little in[insert]c [/insert] sident over the coal, showing in a

way the German mind- Our coal ration was just

sufficient for its purpose. Some really economical minded

officers however, preferred to go cold & hoard it up for real

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                                                       17.

in the courts. If one of the criterions of good water is that it

should be colourless, this was very bad, as it was of a yellow

hue.

We had several visitors. There was Prince Munster - a true

German  who gave his views on the might of Germany.

Then there was a visit from the American Ambas[insert] s [/insert] ador.

And finally from an American called Gaston. He was , so 

he told me, bringing me out various parcels- I may

add I have not seen them to this day. He dined in our

own little mess. Said the dinner was excellent, though

it was unusually vile, but shied at the caramel beer.

I had a cigar out of him.

There was an English Chaplain here. He finally made

quite a good chapel of the place I first slept in. Called

it St Lukes- Pews, Alte[insert] a [/insert]r, everything was made by the

congregation, ^[insert] for [/insert] He had a persuasive tongue. I used to

go to just look at the crythan[insert] the [/insert]nmums - then gave me a

kind of restful feeling. Perhaps a strange reason to go to

church!!

One used to walk round with various officers- the principle

topics of conversation being how I [insert] one [/insert] was captured & the

duration of the war. Nearly everyone was an optimist

on those days. I was the pes[insert] s [/insert] imist, but even I under-

estimated it -  I think.

The German comandant was seldom on view. We had to have 

our lights out at night at a fixed hour, otherwise we

or rather I, was not bothered much, the Colonel probably had his

worries.

There was a little in[insert]c [/insert] sident over the coal, showing in a

way the German mind- Our coal ration was just

sufficient for its purpose. Some really economical minded

officers however, preferred to go cold & hoard it up for real


Transcription history
  • June 19, 2017 15:19:23 Annick Rodriguez

                                                           17.

    in the courts. If one of the criterions of good water is that it

    should be colourless, this was very bad, as it was of a yellow

    hue.

    We had several visitors. There was Prince Munster - a true

    German  who gave his views on the might of Germany.

    Then there was a visit from the American Ambas[insert] s [/insert] ador.

    And finally from an American called Gaston. He was , so 

    he told me, bringing me out various parcels- I may

    add I have not seen them to this day. He dined in our

    own little mess. Said the dinner was excellent, though

    it was unusually vile, but shied at the caramel beer.

    I had a cigar out of him.

    There was an English Chaplain here. He finally made

    quite a good chapel of the place I first slept in. Called

    it St Lukes- Pews, Alte[insert] a [/insert]r, everything was made by the

    congregation, ^[insert] for [/insert] He had a persuasive tongue. I used to

    go to just look at the crythan[insert] the [/insert]nmums - then gave me a

    kind of restful feeling. Perhaps a strange reason to go to

    church!!

    One used to walk round with various officers- the principle

    topics of conversation being how I [insert] one [/insert] was captured & the

    duration of the war. Nearly everyone was an optimist

    on those days. I was the pes[insert] s [/insert] imist, but even I under-

    estimated it -  I think.

    The German comandant was seldom on view. We had to have 

    our lights out at night at a fixed hour, otherwise we

    or rather I, was not bothered much, the Colonel probably had his

    worries.

    There was a little in[insert]c [/insert] sident over the coal, showing in a

    way the German mind- Our coal ration was just

    sufficient for its purpose. Some really economical minded

    officers however, preferred to go cold & hoard it up for real


  • June 19, 2017 15:08:37 Annick Rodriguez

                                                           17.

    in the courts. If one of the criterions of good water is that it

    should be colourless, this was very bad, as it was of a yellow

    hue.

    We had several visitors. There was Prince Munster - a true

    German  who gave his views on the might of Germany.

    Then there was a visit from the American Ambas[insert] s [/insert] ador.

    And finally from an American called Gaston. He was , so 

    he told me, bringing me out various parcels- I may

    add I have not seen them to this day. He dined in our


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