POW diaries - Captain Percival Lowe, item 43

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                                                         20.

                                           BURG.

I was only at this camp ten days but here again things were

run in quite a different way. We were fed by the Germans

at a fixed price I think 1.50 pp [insert] mark [/insert] I think The [insert] usual [/insert] menu was

roll and coffee for breakfast . Dinner was a disjointed meal

soup in a cup about 12:30- followed at 1 p.m. by a small

portion of meat & vegetables - Supper perhaps sausage, or

cheese or perhaps [insert]if we were unlucky[/insert]uncooked fish. But this could be su[insert]p[/insert] plement

-ed considerably in the canteen. Then, was [insert] could be procured [/insert] very good kuchen

also brodchens, fruit, and it was even possible to have a

plate of meat & vegetables in the evening. There were two

canteens always crowded. Given plenty of cash one could do

quite well in the feeding line. The people in the canteen

were polite and obliging.

But to continue my story. When we arrived we were  halted

in the yard and told off to rooms- This  was done arbitraly

without any consideration of rank. The only exception being

in the case of Irishmen & some particular regiment who were

to obtain better treatment. O  I was most lucky as I got told

off to a small room with 4 other English- I may state

here there were English Colonels in large rooms- when

we reached our room we found there 5 Russians one

a grey haired captain. He most certainly has his bad

points but he also had some good ones.  X  The Russians had

prepared a meal for us-

The five Russians occupied one side of the room & we five the

other. The Room was large & clean & smelt of pine wood.

The Russian orderly who looked after it was hard working

2 efficient . I had more cubit room here than in any

camp I had the misfortune to be in.



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                                                         20.

                                           BURG.

I was only at this camp ten days but here again things were

run in quite a different way. We were fed by the Germans

at a fixed price I think 1.50 pp [insert] mark [/insert] I think The [insert] usual [/insert] menu was

roll and coffee for breakfast . Dinner was a disjointed meal

soup in a cup about 12:30- followed at 1 p.m. by a small

portion of meat & vegetables - Supper perhaps sausage, or

cheese or perhaps [insert]if we were unlucky[/insert]uncooked fish. But this could be su[insert]p[/insert] plement

-ed considerably in the canteen. Then, was [insert] could be procured [/insert] very good kuchen

also brodchens, fruit, and it was even possible to have a

plate of meat & vegetables in the evening. There were two

canteens always crowded. Given plenty of cash one could do

quite well in the feeding line. The people in the canteen

were polite and obliging.

But to continue my story. When we arrived we were  halted

in the yard and told off to rooms- This  was done arbitraly

without any consideration of rank. The only exception being

in the case of Irishmen & some particular regiment who were

to obtain better treatment. O  I was most lucky as I got told

off to a small room with 4 other English- I may state

here there were English Colonels in large rooms- when

we reached our room we found there 5 Russians one

a grey haired captain. He most certainly has his bad

points but he also had some good ones.  X  The Russians had

prepared a meal for us-

The five Russians occupied one side of the room & we five the

other. The Room was large & clean & smelt of pine wood.

The Russian orderly who looked after it was hard working

2 efficient . I had more cubit room here than in any

camp I had the misfortune to be in.




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  • June 19, 2017 17:20:35 Annick Rodriguez

                                                             20.

                                               BURG.

    I was only at this camp ten days but here again things were

    run in quite a different way. We were fed by the Germans

    at a fixed price I think 1.50 pp [insert] mark [/insert] I think The [insert] usual [/insert] menu was

    roll and coffee for breakfast . Dinner was a disjointed meal

    soup in a cup about 12:30- followed at 1 p.m. by a small

    portion of meat & vegetables - Supper perhaps sausage, or

    cheese or perhaps [insert]if we were unlucky[/insert]uncooked fish. But this could be su[insert]p[/insert] plement

    -ed considerably in the canteen. Then, was [insert] could be procured [/insert] very good kuchen

    also brodchens, fruit, and it was even possible to have a

    plate of meat & vegetables in the evening. There were two

    canteens always crowded. Given plenty of cash one could do

    quite well in the feeding line. The people in the canteen

    were polite and obliging.

    But to continue my story. When we arrived we were  halted

    in the yard and told off to rooms- This  was done arbitraly

    without any consideration of rank. The only exception being

    in the case of Irishmen & some particular regiment who were

    to obtain better treatment. O  I was most lucky as I got told

    off to a small room with 4 other English- I may state

    here there were English Colonels in large rooms- when

    we reached our room we found there 5 Russians one

    a grey haired captain. He most certainly has his bad

    points but he also had some good ones.  X  The Russians had

    prepared a meal for us-

    The five Russians occupied one side of the room & we five the

    other. The Room was large & clean & smelt of pine wood.

    The Russian orderly who looked after it was hard working

    2 efficient . I had more cubit room here than in any

    camp I had the misfortune to be in.




  • June 19, 2017 17:17:27 Annick Rodriguez

                                                             20.

                                               BURG.

    I was only at this camp ten days but here again things were

    run in quite a different way. We were fed by the Germans

    at a fixed price I think 1.50 pp [insert] mark [/insert] I think The [insert] usual [/insert] menu was

    roll and coffee for breakfast . Dinner was a disjointed meal

    soup in a cup about 12:30- followed at 1 p.m. by a small

    portion of meat & vegetables - Supper perhaps sausage, or

    cheese or perhaps [insert]if we were unlucky[/insert]uncooked fish. But this could be su[insert]p[/insert] plement

    -ed considerably in the canteen. Then, was [insert] could be procured [/insert] very good kuchen

    also brodchens, fruit, and it was even possible to have a

    plate of meat & vegetables in the evening. There were two

    canteens always crowded. Given plenty of cash one could do

    quite well in the feeding line. The people in the canteen

    were polite and obliging.

    But to continue my story. When we arrived we were  halted

    in the yard and told off to rooms- This  was done arbitraly

    without any consideration of rank. The only exception being

    in the case of Irishmen & some particular regiment who were

    to obtain better treatment. O  I was most lucky as I got told

    off to a small room with 4 other English- I may state

    here there were English Colonels in large rooms- when

    we reached our room we found there 5 Russians one




  • June 19, 2017 17:15:36 Annick Rodriguez

                                                             20.

                                               BURG.

    I was only at this camp ten days but here again things were

    run in quite a different way. We were fed by the Germans

    at a fixed price I think 1.50 pp [insert] mark [/insert] I think The [insert] usual [/insert] menu was

    roll and coffee for breakfast . Dinner was a disjointed meal

    soup in a cup about 12:30- followed at 1 p.m. by a small

    portion of meat & vegetables - Supper perhaps sausage, or

    cheese or perhaps [insert]if we were unlucky[/insert]uncooked fish. But this could be su[insert]p[/insert] plement

    -ed considerably in the canteen. Then, was [insert] could be procured [/insert] very good kuchen

    also brodchens, fruit, and it was even possible to have a

    plate of meat & vegetables in the evening. There were two

    canteens always crowded. Given plenty of cash one could do

    quite well in the feeding line. The people in the canteen

    were polite and obliging.

    But to continue my story. When we arrived we were  halted

    in the yard and told off to rooms- This  was done arbitraly

    without any consideration of rank. The only exception being

    in the case of Irishmen & some particular regiment who were

    to obtain be



  • June 19, 2017 17:14:48 Annick Rodriguez

                                                             20.

                                               BURG.

    I was only at this camp ten days but here again things were

    run in quite a different way. We were fed by the Germans

    at a fixed price I think 1.50 pp [insert] mark [/insert] I think The [insert] usual [/insert] menu was

    roll and coffee for breakfast . Dinner was a disjointed meal

    soup in a cup about 12:30- followed at 1 p.m. by a small

    portion of meat & vegetables - Supper perhaps sausage, or

    cheese or perhaps [insert]if we were unlucky[/insert]uncooked fish. But this could be su[insert]p[/insert] plement

    -ed considerably in the canteen. Then, was [insert] could be procured [/insert] very good kuchen

    also brodchens, fruit, and it was even possible to have a

    plate of meat & vegetables in the evening. There were two

    canteens always crowded. Given plenty of cash one could do

    quite well in the feeding line. The people in the canteen

    were polite and obliging.

    But to continue my story. When we arrived we were  halted

    in the yard and told off to rooms- This  was done arbitraly

    without any consideration of rank. The only exception being



  • June 19, 2017 17:12:46 Annick Rodriguez

                                                             20.

                                               BURG.

    I was only at this camp ten days but here again things were

    run in quite a different way. We were fed by the Germans

    at a fixed price I think 1.50 pp [insert] mark [/insert] I think The [insert] usual [/insert] menu was

    roll and coffee for breakfast . Dinner was a disjointed meal

    soup in a cup about 12:30- followed at 1 p.m. by a small

    portion of meat & vegetables - Supper perhaps sausage, or

    cheese or perhaps [insert]if we were unlucky[/insert]uncooked fish. But this could be su[insert]p[/insert] plement

    -ed considerably in the canteen. Then, was [insert] could be procured [/insert] very good kuchen

    also brodchens, fruit, and it was even possible to have a

    plate of meat & vegetables in the evening. There were two

    canteens always crowded. Given plenty of cash one could do

    quite well in the feeding line. The people in the canteen

    were polite and obliging.

    But to continue my story. When we arrived we were 




  • June 19, 2017 17:07:19 Annick Rodriguez

                                                             20.

                                               BURG.

    I was only at this camp ten days but here again things were

    run in quite a different way. We were fed by the Germans

    at a fixed price I think 1.50 pp [insert] mark [/insert] I think The [insert] usual [/insert] menu was

    roll and coffee for breakfast . Dinner was a disjointed meal

    soup in a cup about 12:30- followed at 1 p.m. by a small

    portion of meat & vegetables - Supper perhaps sausage, or

    cheese or perhaps [insert]if we were unlucky[/insert]uncooked fish. But this could be su[insert]p[/insert] plement



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