POW diaries - Captain Percival Lowe, item 77

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[insert] He was  able to do this by lying up in the chapel all night and

in the morning passing in with the English fatigue party. The difference

in the shade of kharki escaping the eye of the sleepy sentry [/insert]                            40.

he was so fat that the could not get out. Of course he

closed the window & covered all tracks & himself got back

without being missed.  ...  The upshot was the wiring in of a

[insert] portion of [/insert] the moat & wiring up a corner which the Germans

erroneously supposed had been used.

We had our usual "strap."

They had one rather annoying habit in this building. That

was we were not allowed out after dinner till 2 p.m. One

did not notice this in the winter but in the summer it

was rather trying. The gate of the yard was locked

& if you ventured forth to get a blow of air you were

shoed back by the guard. There was no such rule at

Wagonhaus or at any rate it was not enforced.

I used to play Bridge most evenings & I must confess got

rather thoroughly tired of it.

The most in the rear of the fort was apparently fed by the

Elbe as he h[insert] e [/insert]ight of the water was a changeable quantity

During the winter it was of course frozen. In the spring

I found a  ...  neast in a hole in he stone on

the ride of the bridge over this moat.

The fort must have been a very old one as quite big do

trees were growing on the top of the parapet. My

sketch of this fort I had destroyed at Constance.

The monotony was broken by 2 [insert] English [/insert] Doctors who had been at the Citadel

coming as they thought en route for England. Unfortunately for

them I fancy hey went instead to a mens camp, but they

soon did get home- I know for one had my flask.

Then again a famous French aviator was brought in one day

but he was strictly guarded & no one got a word with

him X

          _________  .   __________

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[insert] He was  able to do this by lying up in the chapel all night and

in the morning passing in with the English fatigue party. The difference

in the shade of kharki escaping the eye of the sleepy sentry [/insert]                            40.

he was so fat that the could not get out. Of course he

closed the window & covered all tracks & himself got back

without being missed.  ...  The upshot was the wiring in of a

[insert] portion of [/insert] the moat & wiring up a corner which the Germans

erroneously supposed had been used.

We had our usual "strap."

They had one rather annoying habit in this building. That

was we were not allowed out after dinner till 2 p.m. One

did not notice this in the winter but in the summer it

was rather trying. The gate of the yard was locked

& if you ventured forth to get a blow of air you were

shoed back by the guard. There was no such rule at

Wagonhaus or at any rate it was not enforced.

I used to play Bridge most evenings & I must confess got

rather thoroughly tired of it.

The most in the rear of the fort was apparently fed by the

Elbe as he h[insert] e [/insert]ight of the water was a changeable quantity

During the winter it was of course frozen. In the spring

I found a  ...  neast in a hole in he stone on

the ride of the bridge over this moat.

The fort must have been a very old one as quite big do

trees were growing on the top of the parapet. My

sketch of this fort I had destroyed at Constance.

The monotony was broken by 2 [insert] English [/insert] Doctors who had been at the Citadel

coming as they thought en route for England. Unfortunately for

them I fancy hey went instead to a mens camp, but they

soon did get home- I know for one had my flask.

Then again a famous French aviator was brought in one day

but he was strictly guarded & no one got a word with

him X

          _________  .   __________


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  • June 21, 2017 18:32:02 Annick Rodriguez

    [insert] He was  able to do this by lying up in the chapel all night and

    in the morning passing in with the English fatigue party. The difference

    in the shade of kharki escaping the eye of the sleepy sentry [/insert]                            40.

    he was so fat that the could not get out. Of course he

    closed the window & covered all tracks & himself got back

    without being missed.  ...  The upshot was the wiring in of a

    [insert] portion of [/insert] the moat & wiring up a corner which the Germans

    erroneously supposed had been used.

    We had our usual "strap."

    They had one rather annoying habit in this building. That

    was we were not allowed out after dinner till 2 p.m. One

    did not notice this in the winter but in the summer it

    was rather trying. The gate of the yard was locked

    & if you ventured forth to get a blow of air you were

    shoed back by the guard. There was no such rule at

    Wagonhaus or at any rate it was not enforced.

    I used to play Bridge most evenings & I must confess got

    rather thoroughly tired of it.

    The most in the rear of the fort was apparently fed by the

    Elbe as he h[insert] e [/insert]ight of the water was a changeable quantity

    During the winter it was of course frozen. In the spring

    I found a  ...  neast in a hole in he stone on

    the ride of the bridge over this moat.

    The fort must have been a very old one as quite big do

    trees were growing on the top of the parapet. My

    sketch of this fort I had destroyed at Constance.

    The monotony was broken by 2 [insert] English [/insert] Doctors who had been at the Citadel

    coming as they thought en route for England. Unfortunately for

    them I fancy hey went instead to a mens camp, but they

    soon did get home- I know for one had my flask.

    Then again a famous French aviator was brought in one day

    but he was strictly guarded & no one got a word with

    him X

              _________  .   __________

  • June 21, 2017 18:22:07 Annick Rodriguez

    [insert] He was  able to do this by lying up in the chapel all night and

    in the morning passing in with the English fatigue party. The difference

    in the shade of kharki escaping the eye of the sleepy sentry [/insert]                            40.

    he was so fat that the could not get out. Of course he

    closed the window & covered all tracks & himself got back

    without being missed.  ...  The upshot was the wiring in of a

    [insert] portion of [/insert] the moat & wiring up a corner which the Germans

    erroneously supposed had been used.

    We had our usual "strap."

    They had one rather annoying habit in this building. That

    was we were not allowed out after dinner till 2 p.m. One

    did not notice this in the winter but in the summer it

    was rather trying. The gate of the yard was locked

    & if 



  • June 21, 2017 18:12:53 Annick Rodriguez

    [insert] He was  able to do this by lying up in the chapel all night and

    in the morning passing in with the English fatigue party. The difference

    in the shade of kharki escaping the eye


  • June 21, 2017 18:11:27 Annick Rodriguez

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