POW diaries - Captain Percival Lowe, item 106

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                                                                                52.

The Climate is certainly vigorous. We left glorious summer

at Magdeburg, [insert] have [/insert] we found rain & it rained, most of August

[insert] and was [/insert] very cold too- There was a little nice weather in Sept then

more rain- A lovely fortnight in Oct. but the 20th..

At was [insert] of this march saw the first fall of snow. Snow & thaw till xmas-

Then the snow came & lay till March. Nice weather

for a bit. One sat in the sun & watched the snow melt.

May was not a bad month but after that there was

no real summer. In fact in the summer so called of

1916 I always wore 2 waistcoats & never sitting out

[insert] in the sun [/insert] was really too warm. There must be an abnormal

amount of rainfall in this spot. The Climate has little

to recommend it except that it is pure & invigorating.

When we first came, we constructed quite a spating little

golf course of 9 holes round the estate. Of course it was

garden golf, but one got mist heavily punished if one

got off the line. The largest hole was about 100x in

the field. We used to hold competitions - bogey rounds

etc. It was neces[insert] s [/insert] ary to play right round the place

Of course our allies would walk & naturally some of them

got hit every day . A half length shot would ricochet

off a Belgians head onto the green or more probably hit

his leg & go off into the rough. In which case it was

harder to apologise. Shout as one would they would not

move & generally selected a green to stand & talk on.

I have seen one of our long handicap men get a Russian

a full shot on the chest- At the short hole - fortunately

he was a great friend of the Russians- but it required

some smoothing over for the Russian was one Col. Popoff

& his dignity was badly hurt. On the whole I think


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                                                                                52.

The Climate is certainly vigorous. We left glorious summer

at Magdeburg, [insert] have [/insert] we found rain & it rained, most of August

[insert] and was [/insert] very cold too- There was a little nice weather in Sept then

more rain- A lovely fortnight in Oct. but the 20th..

At was [insert] of this march saw the first fall of snow. Snow & thaw till xmas-

Then the snow came & lay till March. Nice weather

for a bit. One sat in the sun & watched the snow melt.

May was not a bad month but after that there was

no real summer. In fact in the summer so called of

1916 I always wore 2 waistcoats & never sitting out

[insert] in the sun [/insert] was really too warm. There must be an abnormal

amount of rainfall in this spot. The Climate has little

to recommend it except that it is pure & invigorating.

When we first came, we constructed quite a spating little

golf course of 9 holes round the estate. Of course it was

garden golf, but one got mist heavily punished if one

got off the line. The largest hole was about 100x in

the field. We used to hold competitions - bogey rounds

etc. It was neces[insert] s [/insert] ary to play right round the place

Of course our allies would walk & naturally some of them

got hit every day . A half length shot would ricochet

off a Belgians head onto the green or more probably hit

his leg & go off into the rough. In which case it was

harder to apologise. Shout as one would they would not

move & generally selected a green to stand & talk on.

I have seen one of our long handicap men get a Russian

a full shot on the chest- At the short hole - fortunately

he was a great friend of the Russians- but it required

some smoothing over for the Russian was one Col. Popoff

& his dignity was badly hurt. On the whole I think



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  • June 22, 2017 20:47:24 Annick Rodriguez

                                                                                    52.

    The Climate is certainly vigorous. We left glorious summer

    at Magdeburg, [insert] have [/insert] we found rain & it rained, most of August

    [insert] and was [/insert] very cold too- There was a little nice weather in Sept then

    more rain- A lovely fortnight in Oct. but the 20th..

    At was [insert] of this march saw the first fall of snow. Snow & thaw till xmas-

    Then the snow came & lay till March. Nice weather

    for a bit. One sat in the sun & watched the snow melt.

    May was not a bad month but after that there was

    no real summer. In fact in the summer so called of

    1916 I always wore 2 waistcoats & never sitting out

    [insert] in the sun [/insert] was really too warm. There must be an abnormal

    amount of rainfall in this spot. The Climate has little

    to recommend it except that it is pure & invigorating.

    When we first came, we constructed quite a spating little

    golf course of 9 holes round the estate. Of course it was

    garden golf, but one got mist heavily punished if one

    got off the line. The largest hole was about 100x in

    the field. We used to hold competitions - bogey rounds

    etc. It was neces[insert] s [/insert] ary to play right round the place

    Of course our allies would walk & naturally some of them

    got hit every day . A half length shot would ricochet

    off a Belgians head onto the green or more probably hit

    his leg & go off into the rough. In which case it was

    harder to apologise. Shout as one would they would not

    move & generally selected a green to stand & talk on.

    I have seen one of our long handicap men get a Russian

    a full shot on the chest- At the short hole - fortunately

    he was a great friend of the Russians- but it required

    some smoothing over for the Russian was one Col. Popoff

    & his dignity was badly hurt. On the whole I think


  • June 22, 2017 20:45:55 Annick Rodriguez

                                                                                    52.

    The Climate is certainly vigorous. We left glorious summer

    at Magdeburg, [insert] have [/insert] we found rain & it rained, most of August

    [insert] and was [/insert] very cold too- There was a little nice weather in Sept then

    more rain- A lovely fortnight in Oct. but the 20th..

    At was [insert] of this march saw the first fall of snow. Snow & thaw till xmas-

    Then the snow came & lay till March. Nice weather

    for a bit. One sat in the sun & watched the snow melt.

    May was not a bad month but after that there was

    no real summer. In fact in the summer so called of

    1916 I always wore 2 waistcoats & never sitting out

    [insert] in the sun [/insert] was really too warm. There must be an abnormal

    amount of rainfall in this spot. The Climate has little

    to recommend it except that it is pure & invigorating.

    When we first came, we constructed quite a spating little

    golf course of 9 holes round the estate. Of course it was

    garden golf, but one got mist heavily punished if one

    got off the line. The largest hole was about 100x in

    the field. We used to hold competitions - bogey rounds

    etc. It was neces[insert] s [/insert] ary to play right round the place

    Of course our allies would walk & naturally some of them

    got hit every day . A half length shot would ricochet

    off a Belgians head onto the green or more probably hit

    his leg & go off into the rough. In which case it was

    harder to apologise. Shout as one would they would not

    move & generally selected a green to stand & talk on.



  • June 22, 2017 20:31:13 Annick Rodriguez

                                                                                    52.

    The Climate is certainly vigorous. We left glorious summer

    at Magdeburg, [insert] have [/insert] we found rain & it rained, most of August

    [insert] and was [/insert] very cold too- There was a little nice weather in Sept then

    more rain- A lovely fortnight in Oct. but the 20th..

    At was [insert] of this march saw the first fall of snow. Snow & thaw till xmas-

    Then the snow came & lay till March. Nice weather

    for a bit. One sat in the sun & watched the snow melt.

    May was not a bad month but after that there was

    no real summer. In fact in the summer so called of

    1916 I always wore 2 waistcoats & never sitting out

    [insert] in the sun [/insert] was really too warm. There must be an abnormal

    amount of rainfall in this spot. The Climate has little

    to recommend it except that it is pure & invigorating.

    When we first came, we constructed quite a spating little

    golf course of 9 holes round the estate. Of course it was

    garden golf, but one got mist heavily punished if one




  • June 22, 2017 20:28:20 Annick Rodriguez

                                                                                    52.

    The Climate is certainly vigorous. We left glorious summer

    at Magdeburg, [insert] have [/insert] we found rain & it rained, most of August

    [insert] and was [/insert] very cold too- There was a little nice weather in Sept then

    more rain- A lovely fortnight in Oct. but the 20th..

    At was [insert] of this march saw the first fall of snow. Snow & thaw till xmas-

    Then the snow came & lay till March. Nice weather

    for a bit. One sat in the sun & watched the snow melt.

    May was not a bad month but after that there was

    no real summer. In fact in the summer so called of

    1916 I always wore 2 waistcoats & never sitting out

    [insert] in the sun [/insert] was really too warm. There must be an abnormal

    amount of rain 



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