POW diaries - Captain Percival Lowe, item 125

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O. Another of his fads was fire alarm. In the end he

had a kind of fire guard formed. The English Commanders

only qualification for the job was that he had broken

one of the German Fire Exstiquishers - These Exstinquishers

were tried once on a bonfire which as far as I could 

see burnt more brilliantly than before.

Again the English orderlies were in the habit of paying

the Russian orderlies either in money or food to do

the very dirty work. As the Russians got neither of

these every one was satisfied. But the Russian General

considering  the idea infra dig: to the Russian

Army - forbade it.

Just before I left the orderlies were taken over by the

Germans - with the idea of having the place clean by ten.

The orderly in my room was a very hard working but

slow North Sea fisherman who had been caught on the

King Stephen. He had three rooms to do, and the last

was usually finished about noon. I dont know how

the problem was solved.

 

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O. Another of his fads was fire alarm. In the end he

had a kind of fire guard formed. The English Commanders

only qualification for the job was that he had broken

one of the German Fire Exstiquishers - These Exstinquishers

were tried once on a bonfire which as far as I could 

see burnt more brilliantly than before.

Again the English orderlies were in the habit of paying

the Russian orderlies either in money or food to do

the very dirty work. As the Russians got neither of

these every one was satisfied. But the Russian General

considering  the idea infra dig: to the Russian

Army - forbade it.

Just before I left the orderlies were taken over by the

Germans - with the idea of having the place clean by ten.

The orderly in my room was a very hard working but

slow North Sea fisherman who had been caught on the

King Stephen. He had three rooms to do, and the last

was usually finished about noon. I dont know how

the problem was solved.

 


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  • June 23, 2017 13:39:18 L G

    O. Another of his fads was fire alarm. In the end he

    had a kind of fire guard formed. The English Commanders

    only qualification for the job was that he had broken

    one of the German Fire Exstiquishers - These Exstinquishers

    were tried once on a bonfire which as far as I could 

    see burnt more brilliantly than before.

    Again the English orderlies were in the habit of paying

    the Russian orderlies either in money or food to do

    the very dirty work. As the Russians got neither of

    these every one was satisfied. But the Russian General

    considering  the idea infra dig: to the Russian

    Army - forbade it.

    Just before I left the orderlies were taken over by the

    Germans - with the idea of having the place clean by ten.

    The orderly in my room was a very hard working but

    slow North Sea fisherman who had been caught on the

    King Stephen. He had three rooms to do, and the last

    was usually finished about noon. I dont know how

    the problem was solved.

     


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