POW diaries - Captain Percival Lowe, item 87

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matches against wagenhaus [insert] both of which we won. [/insert]. We used also to play the Russians

at their game. A game which is a cross between cricket

& rounders. It is a game of catching in the long field. The

Russians who dont know [insert] the first thing about [/insert] How to catch, manage in some

marvellous way to do it.  superscript A: text shown at bottom of page  I must say our  representives 

in international matches as a rule gave an exhibition

of how it should not be done.

However when the tennis court really got going all these

other side-issues gradually dropped out. The tennis club

consisted of all the English, a sprinkling of French, &

Belgians, whose combined number was more than the English,

& two Russians. One was permitted to play in one four

in a tour. The names being written in a book in fours

& the  hours were drawn for by the secretary a French

officer. x

I started mustard & cress gardens on the bank of the tennis

court, & in varrious places. Unfortuneately I never reaped

the benefit for I was again on the move, this time

however at my own request.

During the long spell of fine weather I spent the whole day

out of doors –  We were even allowed out after supper till 9

I think in our own yard. But even then a fatigue

party was allowed to work on the tennis court.

Our mess was shortly increased by the British Chaplain

Burg being broken up for the time. He did not stay

long going home to England with a party of Doctors.

I put in a certain amount of drawing this spring & summer.

& some of my efforts disfigure the books of officers of diverse

nationalties.

We had two German Censors for the English letters.

 text in bottom margin for insertion at 'A' above: A a case of doing the right thing in the wrong way*

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matches against wagenhaus [insert] both of which we won. [/insert]. We used also to play the Russians

at their game. A game which is a cross between cricket

& rounders. It is a game of catching in the long field. The

Russians who dont know [insert] the first thing about [/insert] How to catch, manage in some

marvellous way to do it.  superscript A: text shown at bottom of page  I must say our  representives 

in international matches as a rule gave an exhibition

of how it should not be done.

However when the tennis court really got going all these

other side-issues gradually dropped out. The tennis club

consisted of all the English, a sprinkling of French, &

Belgians, whose combined number was more than the English,

& two Russians. One was permitted to play in one four

in a tour. The names being written in a book in fours

& the  hours were drawn for by the secretary a French

officer. x

I started mustard & cress gardens on the bank of the tennis

court, & in varrious places. Unfortuneately I never reaped

the benefit for I was again on the move, this time

however at my own request.

During the long spell of fine weather I spent the whole day

out of doors –  We were even allowed out after supper till 9

I think in our own yard. But even then a fatigue

party was allowed to work on the tennis court.

Our mess was shortly increased by the British Chaplain

Burg being broken up for the time. He did not stay

long going home to England with a party of Doctors.

I put in a certain amount of drawing this spring & summer.

& some of my efforts disfigure the books of officers of diverse

nationalties.

We had two German Censors for the English letters.

 text in bottom margin for insertion at 'A' above: A a case of doing the right thing in the wrong way*


Transcription history
  • November 3, 2017 20:20:06 Thomas A. Lingner

    44 

    matches against wagenhaus [insert] both of which we won. [/insert]. We used also to play the Russians

    at their game. A game which is a cross between cricket

    & rounders. It is a game of catching in the long field. The

    Russians who dont know [insert] the first thing about [/insert] How to catch, manage in some

    marvellous way to do it.  superscript A: text shown at bottom of page  I must say our  representives 

    in international matches as a rule gave an exhibition

    of how it should not be done.

    However when the tennis court really got going all these

    other side-issues gradually dropped out. The tennis club

    consisted of all the English, a sprinkling of French, &

    Belgians, whose combined number was more than the English,

    & two Russians. One was permitted to play in one four

    in a tour. The names being written in a book in fours

    & the  hours were drawn for by the secretary a French

    officer. x

    I started mustard & cress gardens on the bank of the tennis

    court, & in varrious places. Unfortuneately I never reaped

    the benefit for I was again on the move, this time

    however at my own request.

    During the long spell of fine weather I spent the whole day

    out of doors –  We were even allowed out after supper till 9

    I think in our own yard. But even then a fatigue

    party was allowed to work on the tennis court.

    Our mess was shortly increased by the British Chaplain

    Burg being broken up for the time. He did not stay

    long going home to England with a party of Doctors.

    I put in a certain amount of drawing this spring & summer.

    & some of my efforts disfigure the books of officers of diverse

    nationalties.

    We had two German Censors for the English letters.

     text in bottom margin for insertion at 'A' above: A a case of doing the right thing in the wrong way*


  • June 22, 2017 17:31:11 Liam Benison

    44 

    matches against wagenhaus [insert] both of which we won. [/insert]. We used also to play the Russians

    at their game. A game which is a cross between cricket

    & rounders. It is a game of catching in the long field. The

    Russians who dont know [insert] the first thing about [/insert] How to catch, manage in some

    marvellous way to do it.  superscript A: text shown at bottom of page  I must say our  representives 

    in international matches as a rule gave an exhibition

    of how it should not be done.

    However  when the tennis court really got going all these

    other side-issues gradually dropped out. The tennis club

    consisted of all the English, a sprinkling of French, &

    Belgians, where combined number was more that  n written over t the English,

    & two Russians. One was permitted to play in one four

    in a tour. The names being written in a book in fours

    & the  hours were drawn for by the secretary a French

    officer. x

    I started mustard & cress gardens on the bank of the tennis

    court, & in varrious places. Unfortuneately I never reaped

    the benefit for I was again on the move, this time

    however at my own request.

    During the long spell of fine weather I spent the whole day

    out of doors –  We were even allowed out after supper till 9

    I think in our own yard. But even then a fatigue

    party was allowed to work on the tennis court.

    Our mess was shortly increased by the British Chaplain

    Burg being broken up for the time. He did not stay

    long going home to England with a party of Doctors.

    I put in a certain amount of drawing this spring & summer.

    & some of my efforts disfigure the books of officers of diverse

    nationalties.

    We had ththen  two German Censors  C written over initial s of Censors for the English letters.

     text in bottom margin for insertion at 'A' above: A a case of doing the right thing no  superscript mark perhaps indicating t above 'no'  the wrong way*


  • June 22, 2017 16:56:28 Liam Benison

    44 

    matches against wagenhaus [insert] both of which we won. [/insert]. We used also to play the Russians

    at their game. A game which is a cross between cricket

    & rounders. It is a game of catching in the long field. The

    Russians who dont know [insert] the first thing about [/insert] How to catch, manage in some

    marvellous way to do it.  superscript A: text shown at bottom of page  I must say our  representives 

    international matches as a rule gave an exhibition

    of how it should not be done.

    However  when the tennis court really got going all these

    other side-issues gradually dropped out. The tennis club

    consisted of all the English, a sprinkling of French, &

    Belgians, where combined number was more that  n written over t the English,

    & two Russians. One was permitted to play in one four

    in a tour. The names being written in a book in fours

    & the  hours were drawn for by the secretary a French

    officer. x

    I started mustard & cress gardens on the bank of the tennis

    court, & in varrious places. Unfortuneately I never reaped

    the benefit for I was again on the move, this time

    however at my own request.

    During the long spell of fine weather I spent the whole day

    out of doors – We were even allowed out after supper till 9

    I think in our own yard. But even then a fatigue

    party was allowed to work on the tennis court.

    Our mess was shortly increased by the British Chaplain

    Burg being broken up for the time. He did not stay

    long going home to England with a party of Doctors.

    I put in a certain amount of drawing this spring and summer.

    & some of my efforts disfigure the books of officers of diverse

    nationalties.

    We had hen  two German  C written over initial s of Censers Censers for the English letters.

     text in bottom margin for insertion at 'A' above: A a case of doing the right thing no  superscript mark perhaps indicating t above 'no'  the wrong way*


  • June 22, 2017 16:55:52 Liam Benison

    44 

    matches against wagenhaus [insert] both of which we won. [/insert]. We used also to play the Russians

    at their game. A game which is a cross between cricket

    & rounders. It is a game of catching in the long field. The

    Russians who dont know [insert] the first thing about [/insert] How to catch, manage in some

    marvellous way to do it.  superscript mark: text shown at bottom of page  I must say our  representives 

    international matches as a rule gave an exhibition

    of how it should not be done.

    However  when the tennis court really got going all these

    other side-issues gradually dropped out. The tennis club

    consisted of all the English, a sprinkling of French, &

    Belgians, where combined number was more that  n written over t the English,

    & two Russians. One was permitted to play in one four

    in a tour. The names being written in a book in fours

    & the  hours were drawn for by the secretary a French

    officer. x

    I started mustard & cress gardens on the bank of the tennis

    court, & in varrious places. Unfortuneately I never reaped

    the benefit for I was again on the move, this time

    however at my own request.

    During the long spell of fine weather I spent the whole day

    out of doors – We were even allowed out after supper till 9

    I think in our own yard. But even then a fatigue

    party was allowed to work on the tennis court.

    Our mess was shortly increased by the British Chaplain

    Burg being broken up for the time. He did not stay

    long going home to England with a party of Doctors.

    I put in a certain amount of drawing this spring and summer.

    & some of my efforts disfigure the books of officers of diverse

    nationalties.

    We had hen  two German  C written over initial s of Censers Censers for the English letters.

     text in bottom margin for insertion at 'A' above: A a case of doing the right thing no  superscript mark perhaps indicating t above 'no'  the wrong way*


  • June 22, 2017 16:48:33 Liam Benison

    44 

    matches against wagenhaus [insert] both of which we won. [/insert]. We used also to play the Russians

    at their game. A game which is a cross between cricket

    & rounders. It is a game of catching in the long field. The

    Russians who dont know [insert] the first thing about [/insert] How to catch, manage in some

    marvellous way to do it.  superscript mark: text shown at bottom of page  I must say our  representives 

    international matches as a rule gave an exhibition

    of how it should not be done.

    However  when the tennis court really got going all these

    other side-issues gradually dropped out. The tennis club

    consisted of all the English, a sprinkling of French, &

    Belgians, where combined number was more that  n written over t the English,

    & two Russians. One was permitted to play in one four

    in a tour. The names being written in a book in fours

    & the  hours were drawn for by the secretary a French

    officer. x

    I started mustard & cress gardens on the bank of the tennis

    court, & in varrious places. Unfortuneately I never reaped

    the benefit for I was again on the move, this time

    however at my own request.

    During the long spell of fine weather I spent the whole day

    out of doors – We were even allowed out after supper till 9

    I think in our own yard. But even then a fatigue

    party was allowed to work on the tennis court.

    Our mess was shortly increased by the British Chaplain

    Burg being broken up for the time. He did not stay

    long going home to England with a party of Doctors.

    I put in a certain amount of drawing this spring and summer.

    & some of my efforts disfigure the books of officers of diverse

    nationalties.

    We had two German


  • June 22, 2017 16:47:19 Liam Benison

    44 

    matches against wagenhaus [insert] both of which we won. [/insert]. We used also to play the Russians

    at their game. A game which is a cross between cricket

    & rounders. It is a game of catching in the long field. The

    Russians who dont know [insert] the first thing about [/insert] How to catch, manage in some

    marvellous way to do it.  superscript mark: text shown at bottom of page  I must say our  representives 

    international matches as a rule gave an exhibition

    of how it should not be done.

    However  when the tennis court really got going all these

    other side-issues gradually dropped out. The tennis club

    consisted of all the English, a sprinkling of French, &

    Belgians, where combined number was more that  n written over t the English,

    & two Russians. One was permitted to play in one four

    in a tour. The names being written in a book in fours

    & the  hours were drawn for by the secretary a French

    officer. x

    I started mustard & cress gardens on the bank of the tennis

    court, & in varrious places. Unfortuneately I never reaped

    the benefit for I was again on the move, this time

    however at my own request.

    During the long spell of fine weather I spent the whole day

    out of doors – We were even allowed out after supper till 9

    I think in our own yard. But even then a fatigue

    party was allowed to work on the tennis court.

    Our mess was shortly increased by the British Chaplain

    Burg being broken up for the time. He did not stay

    long going home to England with a party of Doctors.

    I put in a certain amount of drawing this spring and summer.


  • June 22, 2017 16:42:38 Liam Benison

    44 

    matches against wagenhaus [insert] both of which we won. [/insert]. We used also to play the Russians

    at their game. A game which is a cross between cricket

    & rounders. It is a game of catching in the long field. The

    Russians who dont know [insert] the first thing about [/insert] How to catch, manage in some

    marvellous way to do it.  superscript mark: text shown at bottom of page  I must say our  representives 

    international matches as a rule gave an exhibition

    of how it should not be done.

    However  when the tennis court really got going all these

    other side-issues gradually dropped out. The tennis club

    consisted of all the English, a sprinkling of French, &

    Belgians, where combined number was more that  n written over t the English,

    & two Russians. One was permitted to play in one four

    in a tour. The names being written in a book in fours

    & the  hours were drawn for by the secretary a French

    officer. x

    I started mustard & cress gardens on the bank of the tennis

    court, & in varrious places. Unfortuneately I never reaped

    the benefit for I was again on the move, this time

    however at my own request.

    During the long spell of fine weather I spent the whole day

    out of doors – We were even allowed out after supper till 9

    I think in our own yard. But even then a fatigue

    party was allowed to work on the tennis court.


  • June 22, 2017 16:41:38 Liam Benison

    44 

    matches against wagenhaus [insert] both of which we won. [/insert]. We used also to play the Russians

    at their game. A game which is a cross between cricket

    & rounders. It is a game of catching in the long field. The

    Russians who dont know [insert] the first thing about [/insert] How to catch, manage in some

    marvellous way to do it.  superscript mark: text shown at bottom of page  I must say our  representives 

    international matches as a rule gave an exhibition

    of how it should not be done.

    However  when the tennis court really got going all these

    other side-issues gradually dropped out. The tennis club

    consisted of all the English, a sprinkling of French, &

    Belgians, where combined number was more that  n written over t the English,

    & two Russians. One was permitted to play in one four

    in a tour. The names being written in a book in fours

    & the  hours were drawn for by the secretary a French

    officer. x

    I started mustard & cress gardens on the bank of the tennis

    court, & in varrious places. Unfortuneately I never reaped

    the benefit for I was again on the move, this time

    however at my own request.

    During the long spell of fine weather I spent the whole day

    out of doors- We were even allowed out after


  • June 22, 2017 16:39:44 Liam Benison

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    matches against wagenhaus [insert] both of which we won. [/insert]. We used also to play the Russians

    at their game. A game which is a cross between cricket

    & rounders. It is a game of catching in the long field. The

    Russians who dont know [insert] the first thing about [/insert] How to catch, manage in some

    marvellous way to do it.  superscript mark: text shown at bottom of page  I must say our  representives 

    international matches as a rule gave an exhibition

    of how it should not be done.

    However  when the tennis court really got going all these

    other side-issues gradually dropped out. The tennis club

    consisted of all the English, a sprinkling of French, &

    Belgians, where combined number was more that  n written over t the English,

    & two Russians. One was permitted to play in one four

    in a tour. The names being written in a book in fours

    & the  hours were drawn for by the secretary a French

    officer. x

    I started mustard & cress gardens on the bank of the tennis

    court, & in varrious places. Unfortuneately I never reaped

    the benefit for I was again on the move, this time

    however at my own request.


  • June 22, 2017 16:39:01 Liam Benison

    44 

    matches against wagenhaus [insert] both of which we won. [/insert]. We used also to play the Russians

    at their game. A game which is a cross between cricket

    & rounders. It is a game of catching in the long field. The

    Russians who dont know [insert] the first thing about [/insert] How to catch, manage in some

    marvellous way to do it.  superscript mark: text shown at bottom of page  I must say our  representives 

    international matches as a rule gave an exhibition

    of how it should not be done.

    However  when the tennis court really got going all these

    other side-issues gradually dropped out. The tennis club

    consisted of all the English, a sprinkling of French, &

    Belgians, where combined number was more that  n written over t the English,

    & two Russians. One was permitted to play in one four

    in a tour. The names being written in a book in fours

    & the  hours were drawn for by the secretary a French

    officer. x

    I started mustard & cress gardens on the bank of the tennis

    court, & in varrious places. Unfortuneately I never reaped

    the benefit for I was again on the


  • June 22, 2017 16:37:09 Liam Benison

    44 

    matches against wagenhaus [insert] both of which we won. [/insert]. We used also to play the Russians

    at their game. A game which is a cross between cricket

    & rounders. It is a game of catching in the long field. The

    Russians who dont know [insert] the first thing about [/insert] How to catch, manage in some

    marvellous way to do it.  superscript mark: text shown at bottom of page  I must say our  representives 

    international matches as a rule gave an exhibition

    of how it should not be done.

    However  when the tennis court really got going all these

    other side-issues gradually dropped out. The tennis club

    consisted of all the English, a sprinkling of French, &

    Belgians, where combined number was more that  n written over t the English,

    & two Russians. One was permitted to play in one four

    in a tour. The names being written in a book in fours

    & the  hours were drawn for by the secretary a French

    officer. x

    I started mustard & cress gardens on the bank of the tennis

    court, & in varrious places. Unfortunate


  • June 22, 2017 16:32:06 Liam Benison

    44 

    matches against wagenhaus [insert] both of which we won. [/insert]. We used also to play the Russians

    at their game. A game which is a cross between cricket

    & rounders. It is a game of catching in the long field. The

    Russians who dont know [insert] the first thing about [/insert] How to catch, manage in some

    marvellous way to do it.  superscript  A  I must say our  representives 

    international matches as a rule gave an exhibition

    of how it should not be done.

    However  when the tennis court really got going all these

    other side-issues gradually dropped out. The tennis club

    consisted of all the English, a sprinkling of French, &

    Belgians, where combined number was more that  n written over t the English,

    & two Russians. One was permitted to play in one four

    in a tour. The names being written in a book in fours

    & the  hours are drawn for by the secretary a French

    officer. x

    I started mustard & cress gardens on the bank of the tennis

    court, & in varrious places. Unfortunate


  • June 22, 2017 16:31:06 Liam Benison

    44 

    matches against wagenhaus [insert] both of which we won. [/insert]. We used also to play the Russians

    at their game. A game which is a cross between cricket

    & rounders. It is a game of catching in the long field. The

    Russians who dont know [insert] the first thing about [/insert] How to catch, manage in some

    marvellous way to do it.  superscript  A  I must say our  representives 

    international matches as a rule gave an exhibition

    of how it should not be done.

    However  when the tennis court really got going all these

    other side-issues gradually dropped out. The tennis club

    consisted of all the English, a sprinkling of French, &

    Belgians, where combined number was more that  n written over t the English,

    & two Russians. One was permitted to play in one four

    in a tour. The names being written in a book in fours

    & the  hours are drawn for by the secretary a French officer. x


  • June 22, 2017 16:29:23 Liam Benison

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    matches against wagenhaus [insert] both of which we won. [/insert]. We used also to play the Russians

    at their game. A game which is a cross between cricket

    & rounders. It is a game of catching in the long field. The

    Russians who dont know [insert] the first thing about [/insert] How to catch, manage in some

    marvellous way to do it.  superscript  A  I must say our  representives 

    international matches as a rule gave an exhibition

    of how it should not be done.

    However  when the tennis court really got going all these

    other side-issues gradually dropped out. The tennis club

    consisted of all the English, a sprinkling of French, &

    Belgians, where combined number was more that  n written over t the English,

    & two Russians. One was permitted to play in one four

    in a tour. The names being written in a book in fours

    & the hours


  • June 22, 2017 16:24:30 Liam Benison

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    matches against wagenhaus [insert] both of which we won. [/insert]. We used also to play the Russians

    at their game. A game which is a cross between cricket

    & rounders. It is a game of catching in the long field. The

    Russians who dont know [insert] the first thing about [/insert] How to catch, manage in some

    marvellous way to do it.  superscript  A  I must say our  representives 

    international matches as a rule gave an exhibition

    of how it should not be done.

    However  when the tennis court really got going all these

    other side-issues gradually dropped out. The tennis club

    consisted of all the English, a sprinkling of French, &

    Belgians, where combined number was more that  n written over t


  • June 22, 2017 16:22:11 Liam Benison

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    matches against wagenhaus [insert] both of which we won. [/insert]. We used also to play the Russians

    at their game. A game which is a cross between cricket

    & rounders. It is a game of catching in the long field. The

    Russians who dont know [insert] the first thing about [/insert] How to catch, manage in some

    marvellous way to do it.  superscript  A  I must say our  representives 

    international matches as a rule gave an exhibition

    of how it should not be done.

    However  when the tennis court really got going all these

    other side-issues gradually dropped out. The tennis club

    consisted of all the English


  • June 22, 2017 16:18:54 Liam Benison

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    matches against wagenhaus [insert] both of which we won. [/insert]. We used also to play the Russians

    at their game. A game which is a cross between cricket

    & rounders. It is a game of catching in the long field. The

    Russians who dont know [insert] the first thing about [/insert] How to catch, manage in some

    marvellous way to do it.  superscript  A  I must say our  representives 

    international matches as a rule gave an exhibition

    of how it should not be done.

     when the tennis court really got going all these

    other side-issues gradually dropped out. The tennis club

    conside


  • June 22, 2017 16:16:11 Liam Benison

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    matches against wagenhaus [insert] both of which we won. [/insert]. We used also to play the Russians

    at their game. A game which is a cross between cricket

    & rounders. It is a game of catching in the long field. The

    Russians who dont know [insert] the first thing about [/insert] How to catch, manage in some

    marvellous way to do it.  superscript  A  I must say our  representives 

    international matches as a rule gave an exhibition

    of how it should not be done.


  • June 22, 2017 16:15:01 Liam Benison

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    matches against wagenhaus [insert] both of which we won. [/insert]. We used also to play the Russians

    at their game. A game which is a cross between cricket

    & rounders. It is a game of catching in the long field. The

    Russians who dont know [insert] the first thing about [/insert] How to catch, manage in some

    marvellous way to do it.  superscript  A  I must say our rep


  • June 22, 2017 16:12:14 Liam Benison

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    matches against wagenhaus [insert] both of which we won. [/insert]. We used also to play the Russians

    at their game. A game which is a cross between cricket

    & rounders. It is a game of catching in the long field. The

    Russians who dont know  How to catch, manage in some


  • June 22, 2017 16:07:05 Liam Benison

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     in top margin both of which we won.

    matches against  wagenhaus . We used also to play the Russians

    at their game. A game which is a cross between cricket

    & rounders. It is a game of catching in the long field. The

    Russians who dont know  How to catch, manage in some


  • June 22, 2017 16:05:40 Liam Benison

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     in top margin both of which we won.

    matches against  wagenhaus . We used also to play the Russians

    at their game. A game which is a cross between cricket

    & rounders. It is a game of catching in the long field. The

    Russians who dont know How to catch, manage in some


  • June 22, 2017 16:03:55 Liam Benison

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     in top margin both of which we won.

    matches against  wagenhaus . We used also to play the Russians


  • June 22, 2017 16:02:07 Liam Benison

    44

     in top margin both of which we won.

    matches against wa


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