POW diaries - Captain Percival Lowe, item 124

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appel varried with the season. In winter it was 4pm & in

the summer before our evening meal. Every escape made the

next one harder to carry out . For the time we were stymied .

Later on in Oct 1916. The Germans used to have a roll call

or rather go round our rooms between 10 - 11 at night.

This was in consequence of another escape. They Germans 

also made the senior officer of each nation produce a

piece of paper with the numbers that ought to be present .

The French refused  to do this & the Colonel & his adjutant

were sent to another camp. The Russians now had a

General. His adjutant went on the principle of always

having his numbers wrong. They were the  largest body

here and there was always a delay whilst an argument

went on & the adjutant, we called him KAPUT, he

was quite mad   three words written above "quite mad". They are "or pretended to be"  , scratched his head.

There was however method  in his madness. In June

I think the  two words written above "the". They are "it was" commandant out got  a word written above the word "got" is "received"  a message that a Russian

who had been captured who said he came from Clausthal;.

The commandant replied that now  two words written above "now". They are "no Russian"  were missing. He

had  three words written above the word "had". This stout fellow  been absent the best part of a week & was not

missed - Later on morning appel our names were read

out & we severally answered  to our names - Still it

was not hard to fox the Germans. The English & the

Germans  the word "Belgians" is written above the word "Germans"  were the good boys of the party.

However our goodness  did not last long.

The Russian General here who came in '16 was to my mind

a lunatic. He was an enormous man, one of the biggest

I have ever come across . He hated  the Germans. I was

quite normal till the moon was full. He  spoke excellent

French, English and German. He could a Germans as

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60.

appel varried with the season. In winter it was 4pm & in

the summer before our evening meal. Every escape made the

next one harder to carry out . For the time we were stymied .

Later on in Oct 1916. The Germans used to have a roll call

or rather go round our rooms between 10 - 11 at night.

This was in consequence of another escape. They Germans 

also made the senior officer of each nation produce a

piece of paper with the numbers that ought to be present .

The French refused  to do this & the Colonel & his adjutant

were sent to another camp. The Russians now had a

General. His adjutant went on the principle of always

having his numbers wrong. They were the  largest body

here and there was always a delay whilst an argument

went on & the adjutant, we called him KAPUT, he

was quite mad   three words written above "quite mad". They are "or pretended to be"  , scratched his head.

There was however method  in his madness. In June

I think the  two words written above "the". They are "it was" commandant out got  a word written above the word "got" is "received"  a message that a Russian

who had been captured who said he came from Clausthal;.

The commandant replied that now  two words written above "now". They are "no Russian"  were missing. He

had  three words written above the word "had". This stout fellow  been absent the best part of a week & was not

missed - Later on morning appel our names were read

out & we severally answered  to our names - Still it

was not hard to fox the Germans. The English & the

Germans  the word "Belgians" is written above the word "Germans"  were the good boys of the party.

However our goodness  did not last long.

The Russian General here who came in '16 was to my mind

a lunatic. He was an enormous man, one of the biggest

I have ever come across . He hated  the Germans. I was

quite normal till the moon was full. He  spoke excellent

French, English and German. He could a Germans as


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  • June 23, 2017 16:44:03 Annick Rodriguez

    60.

    appel varried with the season. In winter it was 4pm & in

    the summer before our evening meal. Every escape made the

    next one harder to carry out . For the time we were stymied .

    Later on in Oct 1916. The Germans used to have a roll call

    or rather go round our rooms between 10 - 11 at night.

    This was in consequence of another escape. They Germans 

    also made the senior officer of each nation produce a

    piece of paper with the numbers that ought to be present .

    The French refused  to do this & the Colonel & his adjutant

    were sent to another camp. The Russians now had a

    General. His adjutant went on the principle of always

    having his numbers wrong. They were the  largest body

    here and there was always a delay whilst an argument

    went on & the adjutant, we called him KAPUT, he

    was quite mad   three words written above "quite mad". They are "or pretended to be"  , scratched his head.

    There was however method  in his madness. In June

    I think the  two words written above "the". They are "it was" commandant out got  a word written above the word "got" is "received"  a message that a Russian

    who had been captured who said he came from Clausthal;.

    The commandant replied that now  two words written above "now". They are "no Russian"  were missing. He

    had  three words written above the word "had". This stout fellow  been absent the best part of a week & was not

    missed - Later on morning appel our names were read

    out & we severally answered  to our names - Still it

    was not hard to fox the Germans. The English & the

    Germans  the word "Belgians" is written above the word "Germans"  were the good boys of the party.

    However our goodness  did not last long.

    The Russian General here who came in '16 was to my mind

    a lunatic. He was an enormous man, one of the biggest

    I have ever come across . He hated  the Germans. I was

    quite normal till the moon was full. He  spoke excellent

    French, English and German. He could a Germans as

  • June 23, 2017 15:58:49 Sami Rustom

    60.

    appel varried with the ocean. In winter it was 4p ...  & in

    the summer before our arriving  ... . Every escape made the

    next one harder to carry  ... . For the time we were  ... .

    Later on in Oct 1916. The Germans used to have a roll call

    or rather go round our rooms  ...  10 - 11 at night.

    This was in  ...  of another escape. They  ge 

    also made the senior officer of each nation  ... a

    piece of paper with the numbers that ought to be  ... .

    The French  ref  to do this & the Colonel & his  ... 

    were sent to another camp. The Russians seen had a

    General. His  adjutant want on the principle of always

    having his numbers  ... . They were the  largest body

     ... and then was always a delay  ...   an   agreement

    went on the  adjutant , we called him KAPUT, he

    was quite mad   three words written above "quite mad". They are "or pretended to be"  ,  ... his head.

    Then was however  method  in his madness. In June

    I think the  two words written above "the". They are "it was" commandant out got  a word written above the word "got" is "received"  a  m  that a Russian

    who had been  capt  who said he came from  ... .

    The commandant replied that now  two words written above "now". They are "no Russian"  arriving. He

    had  three words written above the word "had". They are this ? ?  been absent the best part of a week & was not

    married - Later on morning appel our names were read

    out & we  lly  nd  to our names -  ...  it

    was not hard to face the German. The English & the

    Germans  the word "Belgian" is written above the word "Germans"  were the good boys of the party.

    However our  goodnews  did not last long.

    The Russian Gerneral here who came in 16 was to my mind

    a  ... . He was an enormous man, one of the biggest

    I have ever come  n . He  ed  the Germans. I was

    quite normal till the  moon was full. He  spoke execellent

    French, English and German. He could a Germans as


  • June 23, 2017 15:58:11 Sami Rustom

    60.

    appel varried with the ocean. In winter it was 4p ...  & in

    the summer before our arriving  ... . Every escape made the

    next one harder to carry  ... . For the time we were  ... .

    Later on in Oct 1916. The Germans used to have a roll call

    or rather go round our rooms  ...  10 - 11 at night.

    This was in  ...  of another escape. They  ge 

    also made the senior officer of each nation  ... a

    piece of paper with the numbers that ought to be  ... .

    The French  ref  to do this & the Colonel & his  ... 

    were sent to another camp. The Russians seen had a

    General. His  adjutant want on the principle of always

    having his numbers  ... . They were the  largest body

     ... and then was always a delay  ...   an   agreement

    went on the  adjutant , we called him KAPUT, he

    was quite mad   three words written above "quite mad". They are "or pretended to be"  ,  ... his head.

    Then was however  method  in his madness. In June

    I think the  two words written above "the". They are "it was" commandant out got  a word written above the word "got" is "received"  a  m  that a Russian

    who had been  capt  who said he came from  ... .

    The commandant replied that now  two words written above "now". They are "no Russian"  arriving. He

    had  three words written above the word "had". They are this ? ?  been absent the best part of a week & was not

    married - Later on morning appel our names were read

    out & we  lly  nd  to our names -  ...  it

    was not hard to face the German. The English & the

    Germans  the word "Belgian" is written above the word "Germans"  were the good boys of the party.

    However our  goodnews  did not last long.

    The Russian Gerneral here who came in 16 was to my mind

    a  ... . He was an enomours man, one of the biggest

    I have ever come  n . He  ed  the Germans. I was

    quite normal till the  moon was full. He  spoke execellent

    French, English and German. He could a Germans as




  • June 23, 2017 12:03:38 Liam Benison

    60.

    appel varried with the ocean.


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