POW diaries - Captain Percival Lowe, item 75

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                                        39.

latter as a punishment because he was always found in bed

in the morning. My room now became very unexciting as

it was filled with young objectionable French officers who like

always the windows shut. I was backed up by the Belgian

Captain. But I put in a petition to be moved to  a much

better smaller room upstairs. This on the end was sanctioned

but I did not spend more than  a week here. The order

being given that the Flemish Belgians were to have special

good treatment & were to be put together  in SCHORNHORST

& we were all to be moved to Wagonhaus. It 1915 was a 

lovely hot summer. One lay & read & played tennis after

the court was completed.

The opening of the new ground led to a fair number of escapes

each was amusing in its way. In one case a Belgian

picked the pocket of a man working on the tennis court

took his identity card passport or whatever it is & walked

out. The fun began in the evening when the workman

wanted to go home. As he could not produce his card he

was not permitted to go out. And the shades of night were

falling  ...  he was permitted to leave.

Then two officers got under the incomplete wire. This led to

a dog hunt, not that the dogs did anything in the way

of tracking. Of course we were all furnished- Innumerable 

appels & being confined in our own little yard. Then

3 Russians lay up in the chapel & at night for out of

the window. The Germans never found out how they

had gone. For days they exploded the place. Lay about

on the roof. Went over every inch of the ground . No

there was not a place a monkey could get out of. The

truth was there was another Russian in the plan but



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                                        39.

latter as a punishment because he was always found in bed

in the morning. My room now became very unexciting as

it was filled with young objectionable French officers who like

always the windows shut. I was backed up by the Belgian

Captain. But I put in a petition to be moved to  a much

better smaller room upstairs. This on the end was sanctioned

but I did not spend more than  a week here. The order

being given that the Flemish Belgians were to have special

good treatment & were to be put together  in SCHORNHORST

& we were all to be moved to Wagonhaus. It 1915 was a 

lovely hot summer. One lay & read & played tennis after

the court was completed.

The opening of the new ground led to a fair number of escapes

each was amusing in its way. In one case a Belgian

picked the pocket of a man working on the tennis court

took his identity card passport or whatever it is & walked

out. The fun began in the evening when the workman

wanted to go home. As he could not produce his card he

was not permitted to go out. And the shades of night were

falling  ...  he was permitted to leave.

Then two officers got under the incomplete wire. This led to

a dog hunt, not that the dogs did anything in the way

of tracking. Of course we were all furnished- Innumerable 

appels & being confined in our own little yard. Then

3 Russians lay up in the chapel & at night for out of

the window. The Germans never found out how they

had gone. For days they exploded the place. Lay about

on the roof. Went over every inch of the ground . No

there was not a place a monkey could get out of. The

truth was there was another Russian in the plan but




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  • June 21, 2017 18:10:29 Annick Rodriguez

                                            39.

    latter as a punishment because he was always found in bed

    in the morning. My room now became very unexciting as

    it was filled with young objectionable French officers who like

    always the windows shut. I was backed up by the Belgian

    Captain. But I put in a petition to be moved to  a much

    better smaller room upstairs. This on the end was sanctioned

    but I did not spend more than  a week here. The order

    being given that the Flemish Belgians were to have special

    good treatment & were to be put together  in SCHORNHORST

    & we were all to be moved to Wagonhaus. It 1915 was a 

    lovely hot summer. One lay & read & played tennis after

    the court was completed.

    The opening of the new ground led to a fair number of escapes

    each was amusing in its way. In one case a Belgian

    picked the pocket of a man working on the tennis court

    took his identity card passport or whatever it is & walked

    out. The fun began in the evening when the workman

    wanted to go home. As he could not produce his card he

    was not permitted to go out. And the shades of night were

    falling  ...  he was permitted to leave.

    Then two officers got under the incomplete wire. This led to

    a dog hunt, not that the dogs did anything in the way

    of tracking. Of course we were all furnished- Innumerable 

    appels & being confined in our own little yard. Then

    3 Russians lay up in the chapel & at night for out of

    the window. The Germans never found out how they

    had gone. For days they exploded the place. Lay about

    on the roof. Went over every inch of the ground . No

    there was not a place a monkey could get out of. The

    truth was there was another Russian in the plan but



  • June 21, 2017 17:30:25 Annick Rodriguez

                                            39.

    latter as a punishment because he was always found in bed

    in the morning. My room now became very unexciting as

    it was filled with young objectionable French officers who like

    always the windows shut. I was backed up by the Belgian

    Captain. But I put in a petition to be moved to  a much

    better smaller room upstairs. This on the end was sanctioned

    but I did not spend more than  a week here. The order

    being given that the Flemish Belgians were to have special

    good treatment & were to be put together  in SCHORNHORST

    & we were all to be moved to Wagonhaus. It 1915 was a 

    lovely hot summer. One lay & read & played tennis after

    the court was completed.

    The opening of the new ground led to a fair number of escapes

    each was amusing in its way. In one case a Belgian

    picked the pocket of a man working on the tennis court

    took his identity card passport or whatever it is & walked

    out. The fun began in the evening when the workman

    wanted to go home. As he could not produce his card he

    was not permitted to go out. And the shades of night were

    falling  ...  he was permitted to leave.



  • June 21, 2017 17:26:47 Annick Rodriguez

                                            39.

    latter as a punishment because he was always found in bed

    in the morning. My room now became very unexciting as

    it was filled with young objectionable French officers who like

    always the windows shut. I was backed up by the Belgian

    Captain. But I put in a petition to be moved to  a much

    better smaller room upstairs. This on the end was sanctioned

    but I did not spend more than  a week here. The order

    being given that the Flemish Belgians were to have special

    good treatment & were to be put together  in SCHORNHORST

    & we were all to be moved to Wagonhaus. It 1915was a 


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