POW diaries - Captain Percival Lowe, item 117

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57.

I then for set to work and made one. I dont think the

effort was a hard one. A compass was the next difficulty.

This was got over by also making  constructing one. Ingredients  a cheap

German luminous  watch, magnetizing a bit of the metal

by the electric current which was supplied to light over

rooms. The next thing was to save up tins & biscuits

for a 21 days trek  for  we  were right in the heart of

Germany. My companion was in touch with a Lady

in Norway. But she could not or would not bribe any

skipper to take us over. Finally we had to give this

idea up. Our next idea was a neap tide & a moonless

tide night & the month of the EMS. Trusting to strike

Dutch mud, the incoming tide to put us on the

banks of Holland. The difficulty was to obtain information.

Finally it was a case of dead rec[insert] k [/insert] onning l know I made

it out that we must start 21st.. May. About the 10th..

May 1916. A new field was added to the camp & the

carpenter working on the job kindly knocked loose 

& boards in the fence. We prepared strolling out in

broad day light.  We had now had built new huts in

our old field which were partially filled by Russians

& French. Unfortunately too the carpenter had made too

good a job of the board business, with the result that

the Belgians who like to have their nose in everything

found it out. They must of course go strolling up to look

at the place every hour of the day. It was a  spot  the

guard never  visited. But we still  had to wait ten

days. It would have been wise to have gone at once

Each day brought a fresh trouble. We soon found

that two young Russians were also meditating  a

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57.

I then for set to work and made one. I dont think the

effort was a hard one. A compass was the next difficulty.

This was got over by also making  constructing one. Ingredients  a cheap

German luminous  watch, magnetizing a bit of the metal

by the electric current which was supplied to light over

rooms. The next thing was to save up tins & biscuits

for a 21 days trek  for  we  were right in the heart of

Germany. My companion was in touch with a Lady

in Norway. But she could not or would not bribe any

skipper to take us over. Finally we had to give this

idea up. Our next idea was a neap tide & a moonless

tide night & the month of the EMS. Trusting to strike

Dutch mud, the incoming tide to put us on the

banks of Holland. The difficulty was to obtain information.

Finally it was a case of dead rec[insert] k [/insert] onning l know I made

it out that we must start 21st.. May. About the 10th..

May 1916. A new field was added to the camp & the

carpenter working on the job kindly knocked loose 

& boards in the fence. We prepared strolling out in

broad day light.  We had now had built new huts in

our old field which were partially filled by Russians

& French. Unfortunately too the carpenter had made too

good a job of the board business, with the result that

the Belgians who like to have their nose in everything

found it out. They must of course go strolling up to look

at the place every hour of the day. It was a  spot  the

guard never  visited. But we still  had to wait ten

days. It would have been wise to have gone at once

Each day brought a fresh trouble. We soon found

that two young Russians were also meditating  a


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  • June 23, 2017 16:24:21 Annick Rodriguez

    57.

    I then for set to work and made one. I dont think the

    effort was a hard one. A compass was the next difficulty.

    This was got over by also making  constructing one. Ingredients  a cheap

    German luminous  watch, magnetizing a bit of the metal

    by the electric current which was supplied to light over

    rooms. The next thing was to save up tins & biscuits

    for a 21 days trek  for  we  were right in the heart of

    Germany. My companion was in touch with a Lady

    in Norway. But she could not or would not bribe any

    skipper to take us over. Finally we had to give this

    idea up. Our next idea was a neap tide & a moonless

    tide night & the month of the EMS. Trusting to strike

    Dutch mud, the incoming tide to put us on the

    banks of Holland. The difficulty was to obtain information.

    Finally it was a case of dead rec[insert] k [/insert] onning l know I made

    it out that we must start 21st.. May. About the 10th..

    May 1916. A new field was added to the camp & the

    carpenter working on the job kindly knocked loose 

    & boards in the fence. We prepared strolling out in

    broad day light.  We had now had built new huts in

    our old field which were partially filled by Russians

    & French. Unfortunately too the carpenter had made too

    good a job of the board business, with the result that

    the Belgians who like to have their nose in everything

    found it out. They must of course go strolling up to look

    at the place every hour of the day. It was a  spot  the

    guard never  visited. But we still  had to wait ten

    days. It would have been wise to have gone at once

    Each day brought a fresh trouble. We soon found

    that two young Russians were also meditating  a

  • June 23, 2017 15:13:04 Sami Rustom

    57.

    I then for set to work and made one. I dont think the

    effort was a hard one. A compass was the sent difficulty.

    This was got over by also making  coust one. Ingredients  a cheap

    German  lumion  watch, magnetising a bit of the metal

    by the electirc current which was supplied to light over

    rooms. The next thing was to save up time & ....

    for a 21 days  ck  for  we  were right in the heart of

    Germany. My compainan was in touch with a Lady

    in Norway. But she could sent or would not  bri any

     pper to take us over. Finally we had to give this

    idea up. Our next idea was a  neap tide & a  m

    night & the month of the EMS. Trusting to stricke

    Dutch mind, the incomming tide to put us on the

    banks of Holland. The difficulty was to obtain infromation.

    Finally it was a can of dead  ...  l know I  ... 

    it out that we must start 21th May. About the 10th

    May 1916. A new field was added to the camp & the

    carpenter working on the job kindly knocked  ... 

    & boards in the fence. We prepared  ...  out in

    over ... field which were partially filled by Russians

    & French. Unfortunately too the carpenter had made too

    good a job of the board business, with the result that

    the Belgians who like to have their nose in everything

    found it out. They must of course go  ing  up to look

    at the peace every hour of the day. It was a  ...  the

    guard  ...  visited. But we  ...  had to wait ten

    days. It would have been easier to have gone at once

    Each day brought a french trouble. We now found

    that two young Russians were also meditating  ... 


  • June 23, 2017 15:07:53 Sami Rustom

    57.

    I then for set to work and made one. I dont think the

    effort was a hard one. A compass was the sent difficulty.

    This was got over by also making  coust one. Ingredients  a cheap

    German  lumion  watch, magnetising a bit of the metal

    by the electirc current which was supplied to light over

    rooms. The next thing was to save up time & ....

    for a 21 days  ck  for  we  were right in the heart of

    Germany. My compainan was in touch with a Lady

    in Norway. But she could sent or would not  bri any

     pper to take us over. Finally we had to give this

    idea up. Our next idea was a  neap tide & a  m

    night & the month of the EMS. Trusting to stricke

    Dutch mind, the incomming tide to put us on the

    banks of Holland. The difficulty was to obtain infromation.

    Finally it was a can of dead  ...  l know I  ... 

    it out that we must start 21th May. About the 10th

    May 1916. A new field was added to the camp & the

    carpenter working on the job kindly knocked  ... 

    & boards in the fence. We prepared  ...  out in

    over ... field which were partially filled by Russians

    & French. Unfortunately too the carpenter had made too

    good a job of the board business, with the result that

    the Belgians who like to have their nose in everything

    found it out. They must of course go  ing  up to look

    at the peace every hour of the day. It was a  ...  the

    guard  ...  visited. But we  ...  had to wait ten

    days. It would have been easier to have gone at once

    Each day brought a french trouble. We now found

    that two young Russians were also meditating  ... 


  • June 23, 2017 14:56:24 Sami Rustom

    57.

    I then for set to work and made one. I dont think the

    effort was a hard one. A compass was the sent difficulty.

    This was got over by also making  coust one. Ingredients  a cheap

    German  lumion  watch, magnetising a bit of the metal

    by the electirc current which was supplied to light over

    rooms. The next thing was to save up time & ....

    for a 21 days  ck  for we were night in the heart of

    Germany. My compainan was in touch with a Lady

    in Norway. But she could sent or would not ... any

    .... to take us over. Finally we had to give this

    ... up. Our sent idea was a ... tide & a ...

    night & the month of the EMS. Trusting to stricke

    Dutch mind, the incomming tide to put us on the

    banks of Holland. The Officalty was to obtain infromation.

    Finally it was a can of dead ..... I know I ...

    it out that we must start 21th May. About the 10th

    May 1916. A new fluid was added to the camp & the

    carpeuter ... on the ... kindly knocked ...

    & boards in the fence. We prop... .... .. in

    over ... fuild which were partially filled by Russians

    and French. Unfortunately too the carpeuter had made too

    good a job of the board business, with the result that

    the Belgians who like to have their nose in everything

    found it out. They must of course go ... up to look

    of the peace every hour of the day. It was a ... the

    guard ... visited. But we ... had to wait ten

    days. It would have been easier to have game at one

    ... day brought a french .... We now found

    that two young Russiancs were also meditating a


  • June 23, 2017 12:39:37 Sami Rustom

    57.

    I therefor set to work and made one. I dont think the

    effort was a hard one. A compass was the sent  diffierlty .

    This was got over by also  coust ... one.  Ingredients  a cheap

    German  lumion  watch, magnetising a bit of the metal

    by the electirc current which was supplied to light over

    rooms. The sent thing was to save up time & ....

    for a 21 days ...... for we were night in the heart of

    Germany. My compainan was in touch with a Lady

    in Norway. But she could sent or would not ... any

    .... to take us over. Finally we had to give this

    ... up. Our sent idea was a ... tide & a ...

    night & the month of the EMS. Trusting to stricke

    Dutch mind, the incomming tide to put us on the

    banks of Holland. The Officalty was to obtain infromation.

    Finally it was a can of dead ..... I know I ...

    it out that we must start 21th May. About the 10th

    May 1916. A new fluid was added to the camp & the

    carpeuter ... on the ... kindly knocked ...

    & boards in the fence. We prop... .... .. in

    over ... fuild which were partially filled by Russians

    and French. Unfortunately too the carpeuter had made too

    good a job of the board business, with the result that

    the Belgians who like to have their nose in everything

    found it out. They must of course go ... up to look

    of the peace every hour of the day. It was a ... the

    guard ... visited. But we ... had to wait ten

    days. It would have been easier to have game at one

    ... day brought a french .... We now found

    that two young Russiancs were also meditating a


  • June 23, 2017 11:29:00 Sami Rustom

    I therefor set to work and made one. I dont think the

    effort was a hard one. A compass was the sent  officially .

    This was got over by also  coust ... one.  Ingredients  a cheap

    German  lumion  watch, magnetising a bit of the metal

    by the electirc current which was supplied to light over

    rooms. The sent thing was to save up time & ....

    for a 21 days ...... for we were night in the heart of

    Germany. My compainan was in touch with a Lady

    in Norway. But she could sent or would not ... any

    .... to take us over. Finally we had to give this

    ... up. Our sent idea was a ... tide & a ...

    night & the month of the EMS. Trusting to stricke

    Dutch mind, the incomming tide to put us on the

    banks of Holland. The Officalty was to obtain infromation.

    Finally it was a can of dead ..... I know I ...

    it out that we must start 21th May. About the 10th

    May 1916. A new fluid was added to the camp & the

    carpeuter ... on the ... kindly knocked ...

    & boards in the fence. We prop... .... .. in

    over ... fuild which were partially filled by Russians

    and French. Unfortunately too the carpeuter had made too

    good a job of the board business, with the result that

    the Belgians who like to have their nose in everything

    found it out. They must of course go ... up to look

    of the peace every hour of the day. It was a ... the

    guard ... visited. But we ... had to wait ten

    days. It would have been easier to have game at one

    ... day brought a french .... We now found

    that two young Russiancs were also meditating a


  • June 23, 2017 11:19:17 Sami Rustom

    I therefor set to work and made one. I dont think the

    effort was a hard one. A compass was the sent  officially .

    This was got over by also  coust ... one.  Ingredients  a cheap

    German  lumion watch, magnetising a bit of the metal

    by the electirc current which was supplied to light over

    rooms. The sent thing was to save up ... & ....

    for a 21 days for us was night in the heart of

    Germany. The  compainan was in touch with a Lady

    in Norway. But he could sent or would not ... any

    .... to take us over. Finally we had to ... this

    ... up. Our sent idea was a ... tide & a ...

    night & the month of the EMS. Trusting to stricke

    Dutch wind, the incomming tide to put us on the

    banks of Holland. The Officalty was to obtain infromation.

    Finally it was a can of dead ..... I know I ...

    it out that we must start 21th May. About the 10th

    May 1916. A new fluid was added to the camp & the

    carpeuter ... on the ... kindly knocked ...

    & boards in the fence. We prop... .... .. in

    over ... fuild which were partially filled by Rusians

    and French. Unfortunately too the carpeuter had made too

    good a job of the board bussiness, with the result that

    the Belgians who like to have their nose in everything

    found it out. They must of course go ... up to look

    of the peace every hour of the day. It was a ... the

    guard ... visited. But we ... had to wait ten

    days. It would have been easier to have game at one

    ... day brought a french .... We now found

    that two young Russiancs were also meditating a


  • June 23, 2017 11:12:13 Sami Rustom

    I therefor set to work and made one. I dont think the

    effort was a hard one. A compass was the sent  officially .

    This was got over by also  coust ... one.  Ingredients  a deep

    German  .... watch, magentising a bit of the metal

    by the electirc current which was supplied to light over

    rooms. The sent thing was to save up ... & ....

    for a 21 days for us was night in the heart of

    Germany. The  compainan was in touch with a Lady

    in Norway. But he could sent or would not ... any

    .... to take us over. Finally we had to ... this

    ... up. Our sent idea was a ... tide & a ...

    night & the month of the EMS. Trusting to stricke

    Dutch wind, the incomming tide to put us on the

    banks of Holland. The Officalty was to obtain infromation.

    Finally it was a can of dead ..... I know I ...

    it out that we must start 21th May. About the 10th

    May 1916. A new fluid was added to the camp & the

    carpeuter ... on the ... kindly knocked ...

    & boards in the fence. We prop... .... .. in

    over ... fuild which were partially filled by Rusians

    and French. Unfortunately too the carpeuter had made too

    good a job of the board bussiness, with the result that

    the Belgians who like to have their nose in everything

    found it out. They must of course go ... up to look

    of the peace every hour of the day. It was a ... the

    guard ... visited. But we ... had to wait ten

    days. It would have been easier to have game at one

    ... day brought a french .... We now found

    that two young Russiancs were also meditating a


  • June 23, 2017 10:55:38 Sami Rustom

    I therefor set to work and made one. I dont think the

    effort was a hard one. A ... was the sent differently.

    This was got over by also .... one. .... a deep

    German .... watch, .... a bit of the metal

    by the electirc current which was supplied to light over

    rooms. The sent thing was to save up ... & ....

    for a 21 days for us was night in the heart of

    Germany. The  compainan was in touch with a Lady

    in Norway. But he could sent or would not ... any

    .... to take us over. Finally we had to ... this

    ... up. Our sent idea was a ... tide & a ...

    night & the month of the EMS. Trusting to stricke

    Dutch wind, the incomming tide to put us on the

    banks of Holland. The Officalty was to obtain infromation.

    Finally it was a can of dead ..... I know I ...

    it out that we must start 21th May. About the 10th

    May 1916. A new fluid was added to the camp & the

    carpeuter ... on the ... kindly knocked ...

    & boards in the fence. We prop... .... .. in

    over ... fuild which were partially filled by Rusians

    and French. Unfortunately too the carpeuter had made too

    good a job of the board bussiness, with the result that

    the Belgians who like to have their nose in everything

    found it out. They must of course go ... up to look

    of the peace every hour of the day. It was a ... the

    guard ... visited. But we ... had to wait ten

    days. It would have been easier to have game at one

    ... day brought a french .... We now found

    that two young Russiancs were also meditating a


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