POW diaries - Captain Percival Lowe, item 129

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63.

used to dig them up & catch them. It was interesting to me

how they placed their nest so that if could not be flooded out.

There were a large number of spiders & wasps – The result

of a wasp in a spiders web was generally in favour of the

spider. Then there were many moles. And in the spring

frogs and toads. So we wasted our hours!

During this autumn most evenings before Oct 20th when

the snow came we played rounders. It was good exercise

when the snow came the Russians built and enormous

mountain  'd' written above 'tain'. as high as the squash court roof for the

purpose of lugering. These luges  could be bought in

the Canteen – for the Canteen was above all a money

making concern.

A description of the boat which we spent the winter of 15–16

making is as follows – which we written above deletion: It was made to call  in the

required way. The rest was constructed out of a deck

chair made of oak wood. The frame work was made

of pieces two foot long these were joined together by a

small piece with screws & bolts – rope, our walking

sticks 3 raquet presses  complete all had their uses

During 1916 we had several narches-  but they always

drew blank .

During this winter I visited the dentist in Clausthal. He

was a rough individual. Later for a time he was relieved by *

The guard as a rule were friendly disposed to the English.

One who stayed a long time we called Capt Kettle. He

was the exact repliqua. He honestly said he had no

wish to go to the front, by constituting himself as the

caretaker of the watch dogs – he stayed a long time

but he went at last.


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63.

used to dig them up & catch them. It was interesting to me

how they placed their nest so that if could not be flooded out.

There were a large number of spiders & wasps – The result

of a wasp in a spiders web was generally in favour of the

spider. Then there were many moles. And in the spring

frogs and toads. So we wasted our hours!

During this autumn most evenings before Oct 20th when

the snow came we played rounders. It was good exercise

when the snow came the Russians built and enormous

mountain  'd' written above 'tain'. as high as the squash court roof for the

purpose of lugering. These luges  could be bought in

the Canteen – for the Canteen was above all a money

making concern.

A description of the boat which we spent the winter of 15–16

making is as follows – which we written above deletion: It was made to call  in the

required way. The rest was constructed out of a deck

chair made of oak wood. The frame work was made

of pieces two foot long these were joined together by a

small piece with screws & bolts – rope, our walking

sticks 3 raquet presses  complete all had their uses

During 1916 we had several narches-  but they always

drew blank .

During this winter I visited the dentist in Clausthal. He

was a rough individual. Later for a time he was relieved by *

The guard as a rule were friendly disposed to the English.

One who stayed a long time we called Capt Kettle. He

was the exact repliqua. He honestly said he had no

wish to go to the front, by constituting himself as the

caretaker of the watch dogs – he stayed a long time

but he went at last.



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  • June 23, 2017 18:18:54 Annick Rodriguez

    63.

    used to dig them up & catch them. It was interesting to me

    how they placed their nest so that if could not be flooded out.

    There were a large number of spiders & wasps – The result

    of a wasp in a spiders web was generally in favour of the

    spider. Then there were many moles. And in the spring

    frogs and toads. So we wasted our hours!

    During this autumn most evenings before Oct 20th when

    the snow came we played rounders. It was good exercise

    when the snow came the Russians built and enormous

    mountain  'd' written above 'tain'. as high as the squash court roof for the

    purpose of lugering. These luges  could be bought in

    the Canteen – for the Canteen was above all a money

    making concern.

    A description of the boat which we spent the winter of 15–16

    making is as follows – which we written above deletion: It was made to call  in the

    required way. The rest was constructed out of a deck

    chair made of oak wood. The frame work was made

    of pieces two foot long these were joined together by a

    small piece with screws & bolts – rope, our walking

    sticks 3 raquet presses  complete all had their uses

    During 1916 we had several narches-  but they always

    drew blank .

    During this winter I visited the dentist in Clausthal. He

    was a rough individual. Later for a time he was relieved by *

    The guard as a rule were friendly disposed to the English.

    One who stayed a long time we called Capt Kettle. He

    was the exact repliqua. He honestly said he had no

    wish to go to the front, by constituting himself as the

    caretaker of the watch dogs – he stayed a long time

    but he went at last.


  • June 23, 2017 17:05:30 Liam Benison

    63.

    used to dig them up & catch them. It was interesting to me

    how they placed their nest so that if could not be flooded out.

    There were a large number of spiders & wasps – The result

    of a wasp in a spiders web was generally in favour of the

    spider. Then there were many moles. And in the spring

    frogs and toads. So we wasted our hours!

    During this autumn most evenings before Oct 20th when

    the snow came we played rounders. It was good exercise

    when the snow came the Russians built and enormous

    mountain  'd' written above 'tain'. as high as the squash court roof for the

    purpose of  laughing These  luges  could be bought in

    the Canteen – for the Canteen was above all a money

    making concern.

    A description of the boat which we spent the winter of 15–16

    making is as follows – which we written above deletion: It was made to  lace  in the

    required way. The  rest  was constructed out of a deck

    chair made of oak wood. The frame work was made

    of pieces two foot long these were joined together by a

    small piece with screws & bolts – rope, our walking

    sticks 3 raquet  presses  complete all had their uses

    During 1916 we had several  ...  but they always

    drew blank .

    During this winter I visited the dentist in Clausthal. He

    was a rough individual. Later for a time he was relieved by *

    The guard as a rule were friendly disposed to the English.

    One who stayed a long time we called Capt Kettle. He

    was the exact repliqua. He honestly said he had no

    wish to go to the front, by constituting himself as the

    caretaker of the watch  days  – he stayed a long time

    but he went at last.



  • June 23, 2017 17:04:22 Liam Benison

    63.

    used to dig them up & catch them. It was interesting to me

    how they placed their nest so that if could not be flooded out.

    There were a large number of spiders & wasps – The result

    of a wasp in a spiders web was generally in favour of the

    spider. Then there were many moles. And in the spring

    frogs and toads. So we wasted our hours!

    During this autumn most evenings before Oct 20th when

    the snow came we played rounders. It was good exercise

    when the snow came the Russians built and enormous

    mountain  'd' written above 'tain'. as high as the squash court roof for the

    purpose of  laughing These  luges  could be bought in

    the Canteen – for the Canteen was above all a money

    making concern.

    A description of the boat which we spent the winter of 15–16

    making is as follows – which we written above deletion: It was made to  lace  in the

    required way. The  rest  was constructed out of a deck

    chair made of oak wood. The frame work was made

    of pieces two foot long these were joined together by a

    small piece with screws & bolts – rope, our walking

    sticks 3 raquet  presses  complete all had their uses

    During 1916 we had several  ...  but they always

    drew blank .

    During this winter I visited the dentist in Clausthal. He

    was a rough individual. Later for a time he was relieved by *

    The guard as a rule were friendly disposed to the English.

    One who stayed a long time we called Capt Kettle. He

    was the exact repliqua. He honestly said he had no




  • June 23, 2017 17:02:15 Liam Benison

    63.

    used to dig them up & catch them. It was interesting to me

    how they placed their nest so that if could not be flooded out.

    There were a large number of spiders & wasps – The result

    of a wasp in a spiders web was generally in favour of the

    spider. Then there were many moles. And in the spring

    frogs and toads. So we wasted our hours!

    During this autumn most evenings before Oct 20th when

    the snow came we played rounders. It was good exercise

    when the snow came the Russians built and enormous

    mountain  'd' written above 'tain'. as high as the squash court roof for the

    purpose of  laughing These  luges  could be bought in

    the Canteen – for the Canteen was above all a money

    making concern.

    A description of the boat which we spent the winter of 15–16

    making is as follows – which we written above deletion: It was made to  lace  in the

    required way. The  rest  was constructed out of a deck

    chair made of oak wood. The frame work was made

    of pieces two foot long these were joined together by a

    small piece with screws & bolts – rope, our walking

    sticks 3 raquet  presses  complete all had their uses

    During 1916 we had several  ...  but they always

    drew blank .




  • June 23, 2017 16:58:54 Liam Benison

    63.

    used to dig them up & catch them. It was interesting to me

    how they placed their nest so that if could not be flooded out.

    There were a large number of spiders & wasps – The result

    of a wasp in a spiders web was generally in favour of the

    spider. Then there were many moles. And in the spring

    frogs and toads. So we wasted our hours!

    During this autumn most evenings before Oct 20th when

    the snow came we played rounders. It was good exercise

    when the snow came the Russians built and enormous

    mountain  'd' written above 'tain'. as high as the squash court roof for the

    purpose of  laughing These  luges  could be bought in

    the Canteen – for the Canteen was above all a money

    making concern.

    A description of the boat which we spent the winter of 15–16

    making is as follows – which we written above deletion: It was made to  lace  in the

    required way. The



  • June 23, 2017 16:56:36 Liam Benison

    63.

    used to dig them up & catch them. It was interesting to me

    how they placed their nest so that if could not be flooded out.

    There were a large number of spiders & wasps – The result

    of a wasp in a spiders web was generally in favour of the

    spider. Then there were many moles. And in the spring

    frogs and toads. So we wasted our hours!

    During this autumn most evenings before Oct 20th when

    the snow came we played rounders. It was good exercise

    when the snow came the Russians built and enormous

    mountain  'd' written above 'tain'. as high as the squash court roof for the

    purpose of  laughing These  luges  could be bought in

    the Canteen – for the Canteen was above all a money

    making concern.

    A description of the boat which we spent the winter of 15–16



  • June 23, 2017 16:56:11 Liam Benison

    63.

    used to dig them up & catch them. It was interesting to me

    how they placed their nest so that if could not be flooded out.

    There were a large number of spiders & wasps – The result

    of a wasp in a spiders web was generally in favour of the

    spider. Then there were many moles. And in the spring

    frogs and toads. So we wasted our hours!

    During this autumn most evenings before Oct 20th when

    the snow came we played rounders. It was good exercise

    when the snow came the Russians built and enormous

    mountain  'd' written above 'tain'. as high as the squash court roof for the

    purpose of  laughing These  luges  could be bought in

    the Canteen – for the Canteen was above all a money

    making concern.


  • June 23, 2017 16:52:25 Liam Benison

    63.

    used to dig them up & catch them. It was interesting to me

    how they placed their nest so that if could not be flooded out.

    There were a large number of spiders & wasps – The result

    of a wasp in a spiders web was generally in favour of the

    spider. Then there were many moles. And in the spring

    frogs and toads. So we wasted our hours!

    During


  • June 23, 2017 16:49:58 Liam Benison

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