POW diaries - Captain Percival Lowe, item 72
- June 21, 2017 03:22:46 L Brittain
..The first line is written in the top margin and in a different colour than the rest of the page and indicates that is should be inserted after the word "doctor" on the second row of the original writting. 37.
who was quite indifferent if you went near him
one could get leave to visit Wagonhause in the morning on
the excuse of viewing the doctor but had to return at a
fixed hour. The parcels + letters were also issued at
The two exercise grounds were visible to each other + one
could communicate by semaphore if the Germans did not
We had a slide made in our yard. Every evening the
Germans put ashed on it. Next day we made another
+ so the game continued. The outside of the place was
lit up by electric light at night. This is done in all
camps that I have been in.
On Sunday if there was a service we were allowed out to
the place which though actually in Wagonhause was entered from
the neutral ground between the two yards. Once a
month a German Parson used to hold forth + occasionally
the English Chaplain O'Rooke from Burg came over. Then we
heard the news from there + the various camps
he had visited.
Life passed on a monotonous way. We soon had to
give in our tobacco, but even so there was little
difficulty in purchasing it in the canteen. It was only a
case of dodging the German N.C.O on duty.
There was also another search but we got wind of it.
Tobacco was hidden under the floor, a diary under the
coals etc. It was done in the rooms here. Early in the
morning a German sentry came and posted himself in
the room + under no conditions would he allow
The search itself was nothing like so efficient as at the