POW diaries - Captain Percival Lowe, item 68

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                                                                                                                                      35.

CAVALIER SCHORNHORST

As the sentry in the taxi told me of the camps in Magdeburg

this was the best. It had its drawbacks however when I

first went there.

Cavalier Schornhorst was a semicircular fort with a railing

and a guard room behind. It was watched by sentries from

the top of the parapet. The interior of the semicircle was the

whole of the exercise ground + it was very small further

as our side faced north it was not till March that the

ground got any sun.  This was its great disadvantage.

At present the ground was covered with snow +great

icicles hung from the roof.  When the snow went there

was mud +water.

There we lived by rule we had an appel at 8:30, another in

the middle of the day, one in the afternoon at 4 and

the Germans used to visit us when in bed-otherwise they

left us alone. Our appels did not take long about 1/4

of the time that they took at Wagonhaun over the way.

Wet or fine they took place outside in the court.

I now heard numerous tales about VON GURTZ who was

often around.  He it was who was really responsible for the

nonsmoking + stoppage of parcels.

All the rest of the English from Burg where at either this place

or Waginhause except the small party we left on their

way to Halle. On appel here we always fell in by

rooms.  The regime here and Wagonhause were the same.

Later they were put under different officers, but they

were run on the same lines.

The fort was two stories high. I was again in No 8 on the

ground floor. The  .vueanyhad been caused by the murder




















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                                                                                                                                      35.

CAVALIER SCHORNHORST

As the sentry in the taxi told me of the camps in Magdeburg

this was the best. It had its drawbacks however when I

first went there.

Cavalier Schornhorst was a semicircular fort with a railing

and a guard room behind. It was watched by sentries from

the top of the parapet. The interior of the semicircle was the

whole of the exercise ground + it was very small further

as our side faced north it was not till March that the

ground got any sun.  This was its great disadvantage.

At present the ground was covered with snow +great

icicles hung from the roof.  When the snow went there

was mud +water.

There we lived by rule we had an appel at 8:30, another in

the middle of the day, one in the afternoon at 4 and

the Germans used to visit us when in bed-otherwise they

left us alone. Our appels did not take long about 1/4

of the time that they took at Wagonhaun over the way.

Wet or fine they took place outside in the court.

I now heard numerous tales about VON GURTZ who was

often around.  He it was who was really responsible for the

nonsmoking + stoppage of parcels.

All the rest of the English from Burg where at either this place

or Waginhause except the small party we left on their

way to Halle. On appel here we always fell in by

rooms.  The regime here and Wagonhause were the same.

Later they were put under different officers, but they

were run on the same lines.

The fort was two stories high. I was again in No 8 on the

ground floor. The  .vueanyhad been caused by the murder





















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  • June 21, 2017 02:22:40 L Brittain

                                                                                                                                          35.

    CAVALIER SCHORNHORST

    As the sentry in the taxi told me of the camps in Magdeburg

    this was the best. It had its drawbacks however when I

    first went there.

    Cavalier Schornhorst was a semicircular fort with a railing

    and a guard room behind. It was watched by sentries from

    the top of the parapet. The interior of the semicircle was the

    whole of the exercise ground + it was very small further

    as our side faced north it was not till March that the

    ground got any sun.  This was its great disadvantage.

    At present the ground was covered with snow +great

    icicles hung from the roof.  When the snow went there

    was mud +water.

    There we lived by rule we had an appel at 8:30, another in

    the middle of the day, one in the afternoon at 4 and

    the Germans used to visit us when in bed-otherwise they

    left us alone. Our appels did not take long about 1/4

    of the time that they took at Wagonhaun over the way.

    Wet or fine they took place outside in the court.

    I now heard numerous tales about VON GURTZ who was

    often around.  He it was who was really responsible for the

    nonsmoking + stoppage of parcels.

    All the rest of the English from Burg where at either this place

    or Waginhause except the small party we left on their

    way to Halle. On appel here we always fell in by

    rooms.  The regime here and Wagonhause were the same.

    Later they were put under different officers, but they

    were run on the same lines.

    The fort was two stories high. I was again in No 8 on the

    ground floor. The  .vueanyhad been caused by the murder





















  • June 21, 2017 02:11:09 L Brittain

                                                                                                                                          35.

    CAVALIER SCHORNHORST

    As the sentry in the taxi told me of the camps in Magdeburg

    this was the best. It had its drawbacks however when I

    first went there.

    Cavalier Schornhorst was a semicircular fort with a railing

    and a guard room behind. It was watched by sentries from

    the top of the parapet. The interior of the semicircle was the

    whole of the exercise ground + it was very small further

    as our side faced north it was not till March that the

    ground got any sun.  This was its great disadvantage.

    At present the ground was covered with snow _ great

    icicles hung from the roof.  When the snow went there

    was mud +water.

    There we lived by rule we had an appel at 8:30, another in

    the middle of the day, one in the afternoon at 4 and

    the Germans used to visit us when in bed-otherwise they

    left us alone. Our appels did not take long about 1/4

    of the time that they took at Wagonhaun over the way.

    Wet or fine they took place outside in the court.

    I now heard numerous tales about VON GURTZ who was

    often around.  He it was who was really responsible for the

    nonsmoking + stoppage of parcels.

    All the rest of the English from Burg where at either this place

    or Waginhause except the small party we left on their way to Halle. On appel here we always fell in by

    rooms.  The regime here and Wagonhause were the same.

    Later they were put under different officers, but they

    were run on the same lines.

    The fort was two stories high. I was again in No 8 on the

    ground floor. The  .vueanyhad been caused by the murder





















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