POW diaries - Captain Percival Lowe, item 72

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 ..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

Wagonhause

The two exercise grounds were visible to each other + one

could communicate by semaphore if the Germans did not

see one.

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

anyone outside.

The search itself was nothing like so efficient as at the











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 ..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

Wagonhause

The two exercise grounds were visible to each other + one

could communicate by semaphore if the Germans did not

see one.

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

anyone outside.

The search itself was nothing like so efficient as at the












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  • 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

    Wagonhause

    The two exercise grounds were visible to each other + one

    could communicate by semaphore if the Germans did not

    see one.

    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

    anyone outside.

    The search itself was nothing like so efficient as at the












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