POW diaries - Captain Percival Lowe, item 45

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                                                                             22.

There was a comandant so fat that the never unless obliged

came upstairs, and a lieutenant- a mannerless creature.

There was a collection of dog kennels near the guard

room but no dogs-

There was an amusing incident on the occasion of the visit

of the General officer commanding the district. I had a most

excellent view from the windows of my room. General appears

sentry very frightened calls "aus" - nothing happens- General furious

goes out- comes back -again a male voice aus- again the

result is nil- General barks a mile away- the guard

now does condescend to aus- and is barked at. I dont

think anything pleased the old man after that.

I imagine one of the Russians in our room was a professional

story teller. At any rate when we were in bed  & the lights

out he used to commence & for an hour and a half con-

ference on one tone talking, as no one else said a word.

 I presume the idea was to send the rest asleep. On me it

had the effect of wanting to throw boots. We pointed out

that we wanted to sleep when we went to do bed, may be

this was only our insalar taste but it was our habit; on

learning this the nuisance ceased.

At this camp we were not permitted razors except the safety

varriety or knives &  were ordered forth with to give them up.

This I had to expend a portion of my hard  earned pay in

providing myself with a safety razor having  already provided

myself with an ordinary razor in Germany.

The razor that was confiscate was about a year later returned

to me.

After being here about nine days a certain number of us were

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                                                                             22.

There was a comandant so fat that the never unless obliged

came upstairs, and a lieutenant- a mannerless creature.

There was a collection of dog kennels near the guard

room but no dogs-

There was an amusing incident on the occasion of the visit

of the General officer commanding the district. I had a most

excellent view from the windows of my room. General appears

sentry very frightened calls "aus" - nothing happens- General furious

goes out- comes back -again a male voice aus- again the

result is nil- General barks a mile away- the guard

now does condescend to aus- and is barked at. I dont

think anything pleased the old man after that.

I imagine one of the Russians in our room was a professional

story teller. At any rate when we were in bed  & the lights

out he used to commence & for an hour and a half con-

ference on one tone talking, as no one else said a word.

 I presume the idea was to send the rest asleep. On me it

had the effect of wanting to throw boots. We pointed out

that we wanted to sleep when we went to do bed, may be

this was only our insalar taste but it was our habit; on

learning this the nuisance ceased.

At this camp we were not permitted razors except the safety

varriety or knives &  were ordered forth with to give them up.

This I had to expend a portion of my hard  earned pay in

providing myself with a safety razor having  already provided

myself with an ordinary razor in Germany.

The razor that was confiscate was about a year later returned

to me.

After being here about nine days a certain number of us were


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  • June 19, 2017 17:48:45 Annick Rodriguez

                                                                                 22.

    There was a comandant so fat that the never unless obliged

    came upstairs, and a lieutenant- a mannerless creature.

    There was a collection of dog kennels near the guard

    room but no dogs-

    There was an amusing incident on the occasion of the visit

    of the General officer commanding the district. I had a most

    excellent view from the windows of my room. General appears

    sentry very frightened calls "aus" - nothing happens- General furious

    goes out- comes back -again a male voice aus- again the

    result is nil- General barks a mile away- the guard

    now does condescend to aus- and is barked at. I dont

    think anything pleased the old man after that.

    I imagine one of the Russians in our room was a professional

    story teller. At any rate when we were in bed  & the lights

    out he used to commence & for an hour and a half con-

    ference on one tone talking, as no one else said a word.

     I presume the idea was to send the rest asleep. On me it

    had the effect of wanting to throw boots. We pointed out

    that we wanted to sleep when we went to do bed, may be

    this was only our insalar taste but it was our habit; on

    learning this the nuisance ceased.

    At this camp we were not permitted razors except the safety

    varriety or knives &  were ordered forth with to give them up.

    This I had to expend a portion of my hard  earned pay in

    providing myself with a safety razor having  already provided

    myself with an ordinary razor in Germany.

    The razor that was confiscate was about a year later returned

    to me.

    After being here about nine days a certain number of us were


  • June 19, 2017 17:46:09 Annick Rodriguez

                                                                                 22.

    There was a comandant so fat that the never unless obliged

    came upstairs, and a lieutenant- a mannerless creature.

    There was a collection of dog kennels near the guard

    room but no dogs-

    There was an amusing incident on the occasion of the visit

    of the General officer commanding the district. I had a most

    excellent view from the windows of my room. General appears

    sentry very frightened calls "aus" - nothing happens- General furious

    goes out- comes back -again a male voice aus- again the

    result is nil- General barks a mile away- the guard

    now does condescend to aus- and is barked at. I dont

    think anything pleased the old man after that.

    I imagine one of the Russians in our room was a professional

    story teller. At any rate when we were in bed  & the lights

    out he used to commence & for an hour and a half con-

    ference on one tone talking, as no one else said a word.

     I presume the idea was to send the rest asleep. On me it

    had the effect of wanting to throw boots. We pointed out

    that we wanted to sleep when we went to do bed, may be

    this was only our insalar taste but it was our habit; on

    learning this the nuisance ceased.

    At this camp we were not permitted razors except the safety

    varriety or knives &  were ordered forth with to give them up.

    This I had to expend a portion of my hard  earned pay in

    prodi


  • June 19, 2017 17:42:59 Annick Rodriguez

                                                                                 22.

    There was a comandant so fat that the never unless obliged

    came upstairs, and a lieutenant- a mannerless creature.

    There was a collection of dog kennels near the guard

    room but no dogs-

    There was an amusing incident on the occasion of the visit

    of the General officer commanding the district. I had a most

    excellent view from the windows of my room. General appears

    sentry very frightened calls "aus" - nothing happens- General furious

    goes out- comes back -again a male voice aus- again the

    result is nil- General barks a mile away- the guard

    now does condescend to aus- and is barked at. I dont

    think anything pleased the old man after that.

    I imagine one of the Russians in our room was a professional

    story teller. At any rate when we were in bed  & the lights

    out he used to commence & for an hour and a half con-

    ference on one tone talking, as no one else said a word.

     I presume the idea was to send the rest asleep. On me it


  • June 19, 2017 17:39:07 Annick Rodriguez

                                                                                 22.

    There was a comandant so fat that the never unless obliged

    came upstairs, and a lieutenant- a mannerless creature.

    There was a collection of dog kennels near the guard

    room but no dogs-

    There was an amusing incident on the occasion of the visit

    of the General officer commanding the district. I had a most

    excellent view from the windows of my room.



  • June 19, 2017 17:36:47 Annick Rodriguez

                                                                                 22.

    There was a comandant so fat that the never unless obliged

    came upstairs,


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