POW diaries - Captain Percival Lowe, item 82

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                                              42.

The Canteen was run by the same man as at Schornhorst

the same [insert] similar [/insert] things were on sale, and the feeding was identical.

The Germans always have a Girl of sorts waiting in the canteen

& in this case hangs a story. An Belgian officer Belgian who did

not seem very popular ^[insert] with his own brother officers [/insert] made love to the several then lady & the

love affair ended in the lady being about to increase the

population  of the Fatherland. The authorities ordained that

he must marry her. The Belgian agreed. It was fixed

up I believe even to the honey moon. But the censor then

made a move in the game, saying how can this be, when

he recieves letters from another wife? He got then solitary

confinement & the lady I take it imprisonment for holding

intercourse with the enemy. Through she [insert] thus [/insert] got the order of

the boot, signalling communication was kept up with a

handkerchief till the Germans again stepped in.

My sleeping apartment was a long room all wood with

wooden p[insert] ar [/insert]etitions between it & the next long rooms.

The feeding was done by messes, the tables being places

near the window end. Thus we had over little table

to ourselves . The beds were along the side of the room.

It was now summer so the window was permitted to be

open. I was at the far corner away from the windows

& opposite the door. Though the boards did not fit well

& the window in the passage was open, I found it at

first very stuffy & could  not sleep. Not long after however

a slip was cut in the board just over my head & it

became much better.

Things in a way were  much more lax on this side. No

German for instance came to see if one was out of

bed. The  ...  [insert] at shornhorst [/insert] was now open [insert] daily [/insert] cold water only for half

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                                              42.

The Canteen was run by the same man as at Schornhorst

the same [insert] similar [/insert] things were on sale, and the feeding was identical.

The Germans always have a Girl of sorts waiting in the canteen

& in this case hangs a story. An Belgian officer Belgian who did

not seem very popular ^[insert] with his own brother officers [/insert] made love to the several then lady & the

love affair ended in the lady being about to increase the

population  of the Fatherland. The authorities ordained that

he must marry her. The Belgian agreed. It was fixed

up I believe even to the honey moon. But the censor then

made a move in the game, saying how can this be, when

he recieves letters from another wife? He got then solitary

confinement & the lady I take it imprisonment for holding

intercourse with the enemy. Through she [insert] thus [/insert] got the order of

the boot, signalling communication was kept up with a

handkerchief till the Germans again stepped in.

My sleeping apartment was a long room all wood with

wooden p[insert] ar [/insert]etitions between it & the next long rooms.

The feeding was done by messes, the tables being places

near the window end. Thus we had over little table

to ourselves . The beds were along the side of the room.

It was now summer so the window was permitted to be

open. I was at the far corner away from the windows

& opposite the door. Though the boards did not fit well

& the window in the passage was open, I found it at

first very stuffy & could  not sleep. Not long after however

a slip was cut in the board just over my head & it

became much better.

Things in a way were  much more lax on this side. No

German for instance came to see if one was out of

bed. The  ...  [insert] at shornhorst [/insert] was now open [insert] daily [/insert] cold water only for half


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  • June 21, 2017 20:40:38 Annick Rodriguez

                                                  42.

    The Canteen was run by the same man as at Schornhorst

    the same [insert] similar [/insert] things were on sale, and the feeding was identical.

    The Germans always have a Girl of sorts waiting in the canteen

    & in this case hangs a story. An Belgian officer Belgian who did

    not seem very popular ^[insert] with his own brother officers [/insert] made love to the several then lady & the

    love affair ended in the lady being about to increase the

    population  of the Fatherland. The authorities ordained that

    he must marry her. The Belgian agreed. It was fixed

    up I believe even to the honey moon. But the censor then

    made a move in the game, saying how can this be, when

    he recieves letters from another wife? He got then solitary

    confinement & the lady I take it imprisonment for holding

    intercourse with the enemy. Through she [insert] thus [/insert] got the order of

    the boot, signalling communication was kept up with a

    handkerchief till the Germans again stepped in.

    My sleeping apartment was a long room all wood with

    wooden p[insert] ar [/insert]etitions between it & the next long rooms.

    The feeding was done by messes, the tables being places

    near the window end. Thus we had over little table

    to ourselves . The beds were along the side of the room.

    It was now summer so the window was permitted to be

    open. I was at the far corner away from the windows

    & opposite the door. Though the boards did not fit well

    & the window in the passage was open, I found it at

    first very stuffy & could  not sleep. Not long after however

    a slip was cut in the board just over my head & it

    became much better.

    Things in a way were  much more lax on this side. No

    German for instance came to see if one was out of

    bed. The  ...  [insert] at shornhorst [/insert] was now open [insert] daily [/insert] cold water only for half

  • June 21, 2017 20:38:45 Annick Rodriguez

                                                  42.

    The Canteen was run by the same man as at Schornhorst

    the same [insert] similar [/insert] things were on sale, and the feeding was identical.

    The Germans always have a Girl of sorts waiting in the canteen

    & in this case hangs a story. An Belgian officer Belgian who did

    not seem very popular ^[insert] with his own brother officers [/insert] made love to the several then lady & the

    love affair ended in the lady being about to increase the

    population  of the Fatherland. The authorities ordained that

    he must marry her. The Belgian agreed. It was fixed

    up I believe even to the honey moon. But the censor then

    made a move in the game, saying how can this be, when

    he recieves letters from another wife? He got then solitary

    confinement & the lady I take it imprisonment for holding

    intercourse with the enemy. Through she [insert] thus [/insert] got the order of

    the boot, signalling communication was kept up with a

    handkerchief till the Germans again stepped in.

    My sleeping apartment was a long room all wood with

    wooden p[insert] ar [/insert]etitions between it & the next long rooms.

    The feeding was done by messes, the tables being places

    near the window end. Thus we had over little table

    to ourselves . The beds were along the side of the room.

    It was now summer so the window was permitted to be

    open. I was at the far corner away from the windows

    & opposite the door. Though the boards did not fit well

    & the window in the passage was open, I found it at

    first very stuffy & could  not sleep. Not long after however

    a slip was cut in the board just over my head & it

    became much better.



  • June 21, 2017 18:46:37 Annick Rodriguez

                                                  42.

    The Canteen was run by the


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