POW diaries - Captain Percival Lowe, item 119

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58.

dash. They had removed  some boards lower  down the

fence screened  by firs trees. We put our case to them

saying we could not go before the 21st. & had been preparing

all the winter. They were quite nice about it & gave

their word of honour they would not go before we did.

We thought one place must lead to the finding of the

other.

The next excitement was that a German soldier cycling

lost controll of his machine and dashed  through the fence

or rather board wall not 6 feet from our hole. Some

one who was sitting there had the presence of mind

to ran our boards in tight with his feet. The

guard  X immediately posted  itself  on the hole & to my

consternation I saw that the shock had knocked the

boards clean away from the Russians place. It

took a little time to find them. And then they

could  not get at it as the sentry on the hole overlooked

the place. The upshot  was the carpenter mended  the

cyclists hole- & at the same time an interferring 

civilian  pointed out the Russians place which was

also fixed up under German supervision. However they

did not seem in the least suspicious thinking  no

doubt that one hole had been the cause of the lo ... 

of the other boards. Our place was undiscovered

x opposite  is the place whent the bottom boards were nail less

y is the where  when the cyclist appeared (if the boards were

had been nailed  out wards instead of in wards   he must

have been killed).

The Russian place was joint beyond the green smuge smudge on

the left supposed  to represent a fir tree .


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58.

dash. They had removed  some boards lower  down the

fence screened  by firs trees. We put our case to them

saying we could not go before the 21st. & had been preparing

all the winter. They were quite nice about it & gave

their word of honour they would not go before we did.

We thought one place must lead to the finding of the

other.

The next excitement was that a German soldier cycling

lost controll of his machine and dashed  through the fence

or rather board wall not 6 feet from our hole. Some

one who was sitting there had the presence of mind

to ran our boards in tight with his feet. The

guard  X immediately posted  itself  on the hole & to my

consternation I saw that the shock had knocked the

boards clean away from the Russians place. It

took a little time to find them. And then they

could  not get at it as the sentry on the hole overlooked

the place. The upshot  was the carpenter mended  the

cyclists hole- & at the same time an interferring 

civilian  pointed out the Russians place which was

also fixed up under German supervision. However they

did not seem in the least suspicious thinking  no

doubt that one hole had been the cause of the lo ... 

of the other boards. Our place was undiscovered

x opposite  is the place whent the bottom boards were nail less

y is the where  when the cyclist appeared (if the boards were

had been nailed  out wards instead of in wards   he must

have been killed).

The Russian place was joint beyond the green smuge smudge on

the left supposed  to represent a fir tree .



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  • June 23, 2017 16:32:50 Annick Rodriguez

    58.

    dash. They had removed  some boards lower  down the

    fence screened  by firs trees. We put our case to them

    saying we could not go before the 21st. & had been preparing

    all the winter. They were quite nice about it & gave

    their word of honour they would not go before we did.

    We thought one place must lead to the finding of the

    other.

    The next excitement was that a German soldier cycling

    lost controll of his machine and dashed  through the fence

    or rather board wall not 6 feet from our hole. Some

    one who was sitting there had the presence of mind

    to ran our boards in tight with his feet. The

    guard  X immediately posted  itself  on the hole & to my

    consternation I saw that the shock had knocked the

    boards clean away from the Russians place. It

    took a little time to find them. And then they

    could  not get at it as the sentry on the hole overlooked

    the place. The upshot  was the carpenter mended  the

    cyclists hole- & at the same time an interferring 

    civilian  pointed out the Russians place which was

    also fixed up under German supervision. However they

    did not seem in the least suspicious thinking  no

    doubt that one hole had been the cause of the lo ... 

    of the other boards. Our place was undiscovered

    x opposite  is the place whent the bottom boards were nail less

    y is the where  when the cyclist appeared (if the boards were

    had been nailed  out wards instead of in wards   he must

    have been killed).

    The Russian place was joint beyond the green smuge smudge on

    the left supposed  to represent a fir tree .


  • June 23, 2017 15:28:06 Sami Rustom

    58.

     ... . They had  ...  some boards  leave  done the

    fence  ned  by fruit trees. We put our can to them

    saying we could not go before the 21th & had been preparing

    all the winter. They were quite nice about it & gave

    their word of honor they would not go before we did.

    We thought one peace must lead to the finding of the

    other.

    The next excitement was that a German soldier cycling

    lost controll of his machine and  d..  through the fence

    or rather board wall not 6 feet from our hole. Some

    one who was sitting there had the presence of mind

    to ran over boards in light with his feet. The

    guard immediately  id   lf  on the hole & to my

    consteration I saw that the shock had knocked the

    boards clean away from the Russians place. It

    took a little time to find them. And then they

     would  not get at it as the  ...  on the hole overlooked

    the place. The  ...  was the carpenter  needed  the

    cyclists hole & of the same time an  ... 

     civilien  pointed out the Russians place which was

    also filled up under German supervision. However they

    did not seem in the  ...  ...   thinking  no

    doubt that one hole had been the  ...  of the  ... 

    of the other boards. Our place was undiscovered

    x  ...  is the place whent the bottom boards were  ...  ... 

    y is the  ...  when the cyclist  ...  (if the boards were

    had been  ...  out words instead of  ...  words he sent

    have been killed).

    The Russian place was joint beyond the green  ...  on

    the left  ...  to represent a  ...  ... .



  • June 23, 2017 12:19:02 Sami Rustom

    58.

    ... They had ... some boards .... done the

    ... scre..ed by fruit trees. We put our can to them

    saging we could not go before the 21th & had been preparing

    all the winter. They were quite nice about it & gave

    their word of .... they would not go before we did.

    We thought one peace must lead to the finding of the

    other.

    The ... excitement was that a German soldair cycling

    lost controll of his .... and ... through the fence

    or rather board wall not .. feet from our hole. Some

    one who was sitting there had the presence of mind

    to ram over ... in light with his feet. The

    guard immediately ... .... on the hole & to my

    consteration I saw that the shock had unocked the

    boards clean away from the Russians place. It

    took a little time to find them. And then they

    would bot get at it as the ... on the hole overlooked

    the place. The ... was the car... ... the

    cyclists hole & of the same time an ....

    civilien pointed out the Russians place which was

    also filled up under German supervision. ... they

    did not seen in the ... ...  thinking, ..

    .... that one hole had been the ... of the ....

    of the other boards. Our place was undiscovered

    x ... is the place whent the bottom boards were  nail ...

    y is the .... when the cyclist .... (if the boards were

    had been sailed out words instead of ... words he sent

    have been killed(.

    The Russian place was ... ... the green ...

    the left .... to ... a ... .



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