POW diaries - Captain Percival Lowe, item 131

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64.

Then was the Monte Carlo Bill – and a youth who in peace time

had been a cyclist racer– he even had the audacity to ask

the prisoners to supply him with boots when he went, grat-

uitously offering his photograph in exchange. Then there

was a little N.C.O in charge of the electricity & the orderlies,

He was the only one there who had brains. He was always

on the look out for bribes.  point in circle

One Russian hit on a good scheme to escape. He walked to

the gate dressed as an orderly with his kit in a bucket.

The sentry passed him out without a murmur. But

he ran into the electrician & was soon placed in jug

in the pig stye. Here he got his kit & grub sent to him

in parcels – & broke away one night by taking out the

window. Then  'as' inserted above carat the dogs set up pandemonium. He lost

his head & ran dropping most of his food – so of course

he did not get far – As a matter of fact he was not

missed till next morning.  inserted in purple: The barking of dogs was a common

occurrence.[/insert]  We had a regular pack of hounds round us.  But they

were always kicking up a pandemonium so they defeated

their object.  It was pretty sure the sentries would take

no notice of them.  We gave them names the worst beast

we called Hindenburg.  They were half starved & only

given a run of 1/4 hour each day.  Some however were

turned loose at night.  To show their use, the one in

the most important place the huts field was Fritz the

first arrival whom we had known as a pup.  He no

more barked at a prisoner that a Hun but they don't

know that.  It was possible to make friends of a dog

behind a sentries back - but not Hindenburg, he was a 

true Deutscher.  The Belgians always threw stones at him



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64.

Then was the Monte Carlo Bill – and a youth who in peace time

had been a cyclist racer– he even had the audacity to ask

the prisoners to supply him with boots when he went, grat-

uitously offering his photograph in exchange. Then there

was a little N.C.O in charge of the electricity & the orderlies,

He was the only one there who had brains. He was always

on the look out for bribes.  point in circle

One Russian hit on a good scheme to escape. He walked to

the gate dressed as an orderly with his kit in a bucket.

The sentry passed him out without a murmur. But

he ran into the electrician & was soon placed in jug

in the pig stye. Here he got his kit & grub sent to him

in parcels – & broke away one night by taking out the

window. Then  'as' inserted above carat the dogs set up pandemonium. He lost

his head & ran dropping most of his food – so of course

he did not get far – As a matter of fact he was not

missed till next morning.  inserted in purple: The barking of dogs was a common

occurrence.[/insert]  We had a regular pack of hounds round us.  But they

were always kicking up a pandemonium so they defeated

their object.  It was pretty sure the sentries would take

no notice of them.  We gave them names the worst beast

we called Hindenburg.  They were half starved & only

given a run of 1/4 hour each day.  Some however were

turned loose at night.  To show their use, the one in

the most important place the huts field was Fritz the

first arrival whom we had known as a pup.  He no

more barked at a prisoner that a Hun but they don't

know that.  It was possible to make friends of a dog

behind a sentries back - but not Hindenburg, he was a 

true Deutscher.  The Belgians always threw stones at him




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  • November 19, 2017 02:10:18 Paivi Tenhunen

    64.

    Then was the Monte Carlo Bill – and a youth who in peace time

    had been a cyclist racer– he even had the audacity to ask

    the prisoners to supply him with boots when he went, grat-

    uitously offering his photograph in exchange. Then there

    was a little N.C.O in charge of the electricity & the orderlies,

    He was the only one there who had brains. He was always

    on the look out for bribes.  point in circle

    One Russian hit on a good scheme to escape. He walked to

    the gate dressed as an orderly with his kit in a bucket.

    The sentry passed him out without a murmur. But

    he ran into the electrician & was soon placed in jug

    in the pig stye. Here he got his kit & grub sent to him

    in parcels – & broke away one night by taking out the

    window. Then  'as' inserted above carat the dogs set up pandemonium. He lost

    his head & ran dropping most of his food – so of course

    he did not get far – As a matter of fact he was not

    missed till next morning.  inserted in purple: The barking of dogs was a common

    occurrence.[/insert]  We had a regular pack of hounds round us.  But they

    were always kicking up a pandemonium so they defeated

    their object.  It was pretty sure the sentries would take

    no notice of them.  We gave them names the worst beast

    we called Hindenburg.  They were half starved & only

    given a run of 1/4 hour each day.  Some however were

    turned loose at night.  To show their use, the one in

    the most important place the huts field was Fritz the

    first arrival whom we had known as a pup.  He no

    more barked at a prisoner that a Hun but they don't

    know that.  It was possible to make friends of a dog

    behind a sentries back - but not Hindenburg, he was a 

    true Deutscher.  The Belgians always threw stones at him




  • June 23, 2017 17:23:47 Liam Benison

    64.

    Then was the Monte Carlo Bill – and a youth who in peace time

    had been a cyclist racer– he even had the audacity to ask

    the prisoners to supply him with boots when he went, grat-

    uitously offering his photograph in exchange. Then there

    was a little N.C.O in charge of the electricity & the orderlies,

    He was the only one there who had brains. He was always

    on the look out for bribes.  point in circle

    One Russian hit on a good scheme to escape. He walked to

    the gate dressed as an orderly with his kit in a bucket.

    The sentry passed him out without a murmur. But

    he ran into the electrician & was soon placed in jug

    in the pig stye. Here he got his kit & grub sent to him

    in parcels – & broke away one night by taking out the

    window. Then  'as' inserted above carat the dogs set up pandemonium. He lost

    his head & ran dropping most of his food – so of course

    he did not get far – As a matter of fact he was not

    missed till next morning.  inserted in purple: The barking of dogs was a common



  • June 23, 2017 17:23:34 Liam Benison

    64.

    Then was the Monte Carlo Bill – and a youth who in peace time

    had been a cyclist racer– he even had the audacity to ask

    the prisoners to supply him with boots when he went, grat-

    uitously offering his photograph in exchange. Then there

    was a little N.C.O in charge of the electricity & the orderlies,

    He was the only one there who had brains. He was always

    on the look out for bribes.  point in circle

    One Russian hit on a good scheme to escape. He walked to

    the gate dressed as an orderly with his kit in a bucket.

    The sentry passed him out without a murmur. But

    he ran into the electrician & was soon placed in jug

    in the pig stye. Here he got his kit & grub sent to him

    in parcels – & broke away one night by taking out the

    window. Then  'as' inserted above carat the dogs set up pandemonium. He lost

    his head & ran dropping most of his food – so of course

    he did not get far – As a matter of fact he was not

    missed till next morning.  ... The barking of dogs was a common



  • June 23, 2017 17:19:03 Liam Benison

    64.

    Then was the Monte Carlo Bill – and a youth who in peace time

    had been a cyclist racer– he even had the audacity to ask

    the prisoners to supply him with boots when he went, grat-

    uitously offering his photograph in exchange. Then there

    was a little N.C.O in charge of the electricity & the orderlies,

    He was the only one there who had brains. He was always

    on the look out for bribes.  point in circle

    One Russian


  • June 23, 2017 17:14:47 Liam Benison

    64.

    Then was the Monte Carlo Bill – and a youth who in peace time

    had been a cyclist racer– he even had the audacity to ask


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