POW diaries - Captain Percival Lowe, item 90

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 left margin first line:  &  I attended rather an ordeal a Belgian tea given

in honour of their King's birthday .

We gave a dinner to the Chaplain just before he

left for England. My duty was to illustrate the

menus & I was given just half an hour to do

it in.

Teas however were our usual social form of enter-

tainment. Each little party had a separate mess.

One used to be asked to tea .with varrious people.

On wet days we found puzzles useful. I still kept up my

shorthand.

Every month an appel was solemnly read out to us Section ____ ?

something of the German Military Penal Code. It was

a long rigmorole, the idea being that every German

Officer was our superior, and so indeed were the

sentries round the camps.


Map drawn beneath the text with caption underneath:

Entrance

             Tennis Court

                                      Wagonhaus

Cavalier

Schornhorst


            RIVER ELBE



Map showing two camps.



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 left margin first line:  &  I attended rather an ordeal a Belgian tea given

in honour of their King's birthday .

We gave a dinner to the Chaplain just before he

left for England. My duty was to illustrate the

menus & I was given just half an hour to do

it in.

Teas however were our usual social form of enter-

tainment. Each little party had a separate mess.

One used to be asked to tea .with varrious people.

On wet days we found puzzles useful. I still kept up my

shorthand.

Every month an appel was solemnly read out to us Section ____ ?

something of the German Military Penal Code. It was

a long rigmorole, the idea being that every German

Officer was our superior, and so indeed were the

sentries round the camps.


Map drawn beneath the text with caption underneath:

Entrance

             Tennis Court

                                      Wagonhaus

Cavalier

Schornhorst


            RIVER ELBE



Map showing two camps.




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  • June 27, 2017 13:37:01 Frank Drauschke (F&F)

     left margin first line:  &  I attended rather an ordeal a Belgian tea given

    in honour of their King's birthday .

    We gave a dinner to the Chaplain just before he

    left for England. My duty was to illustrate the

    menus & I was given just half an hour to do

    it in.

    Teas however were our usual social form of enter-

    tainment. Each little party had a separate mess.

    One used to be asked to tea .with varrious people.

    On wet days we found puzzles useful. I still kept up my

    shorthand.

    Every month an appel was solemnly read out to us Section ____ ?

    something of the German Military Penal Code. It was

    a long rigmorole, the idea being that every German

    Officer was our superior, and so indeed were the

    sentries round the camps.


    Map drawn beneath the text with caption underneath:

    Entrance

                 Tennis Court

                                          Wagonhaus

    Cavalier

    Schornhorst


                RIVER ELBE



    Map showing two camps.



  • June 22, 2017 18:13:04 Liam Benison

     left margin first line:  &  I attended rather an ordeal a Belgian tea given

    in honour of their King's birthday .

    We gave a dinner to the Chaplain just before he

    left for England. My duty was to illustrate the

    menus & I was given just half an hour to do

    it in.

    Teas however were our usual social form of enter-

    tainment. Each little party had a separate mess.

    One used to be asked to tea .with varrious people.

    On wet days we found puzzles useful. I still kept up my

    shorthand.

    Every month an appel was solemnly read out to us Sec word completed in purple in right margin: tion _ ?

    something of the German Military Penal Code. It was

    a long rigmorole, the idea being that every German

    Officer was our superior, and so indeed were the

    sentries round the camps.

    Map drawn beneath the text with caption underneath:

    Map showing two camps.




  • June 22, 2017 18:10:27 Liam Benison

     left margin first line:  &  I attended rather an ordeal a Belgian tea given

    in honour of their King's birthday .

    We gave a dinner to the Chaplain just before he

    left for England. My duty was to illustrate the

    menus & I was given just half an hour to do

    it in.

    Teas however were our usual social form of enter-

    tainment. Each little party had a separate mess.

    One used to be asked to tea .with varrious people.

    On wet days we found puzzles useful. I still kept up my

    shorthand.

    Every month an appel was solemnly read out to us Sec word completed in purple in right margin: tion _ ?

    something of the German Military Penal Code. It was

    a long rigmorole, the idea being that every German

    Officer was our superior, and so indeed were the

    sentries round the camps.




  • June 22, 2017 18:03:53 Liam Benison

     left margin first line:  &  I attended rather an ordeal a Belgian tea given

    in honour of their King's birthday .



  • June 22, 2017 18:00:33 Liam Benison

     left margin first line: d I attended rather an ordeal


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    Magdeburg, Kavalier I Scharnhorst (POW camp)

  • 52.11734631008253||11.63537894749902||

    Magdeburg, Kavalier Scharnhorst - Wagenhaus (POW camp)

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  • Document location Magdeburg, Kavalier I Scharnhorst (POW camp)
  • Additional document location Magdeburg, Kavalier Scharnhorst - Wagenhaus (POW camp)
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Toby Backhouse
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  • www.festung-in-magdeburg.deFortress Magdeburg - Fort Kavalier I Scharnhorst, two POW camps in WWI. In 1916 one of the French inmates was Charles de Gaulle.
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