POW diaries - Captain Percival Lowe, item 133

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                                                    65.

When no one was looking - So he was always barking.

[insert] There was of course method in all this [/insert]

When I left his spirit was getting a bit broken. It must

have been somewhat trying whenever he came out of his

kennel to have a rock heaved at his head.

In time we were joined by a party of English from Osnabruck.

There were several sailors amongst them. They said the EMS

mouth was no good as they knew there was a search light

One joined our escape party.[insert] one had been there in a submarine our [/insert] Idea now[insert] was [/insert] to go North. To

get 3 out of the camp was a big proposition.

At Xmas time I changed my room to one on the lower

floor. It was a much bigger room & I now had far

more space. A Canadian Major, my escape comrade

&  French man.

The Frenchman was a man about 40 - one day he got 3

days for checking the Germans an appel & became a

great hero- Unluckily for him on his capture the

hospital he was in was burnt down by drunken Germans.

This story was found in  some  other French officers diary

in some camp- & he  was asked to denky the yarn.

As he did not do so, he soon left for another camp.

We the thought we should get more room particuarly

as the rooms were being  ...  - Our Canadian Major

disappeared downstairs -Truth to tell people did not like

being in our room, we had too much incriminating

evidence about. Another Frenchman came & went &

then we were shifted again. My freind & I into

another room which had previously been occupied

by Belgian subalterns- here were two other English

So far the first time since I had left TORGAU I was

in a room with only white men. [insert] my own nationality [/insert]

[insert] This was a real joy, because our insular ideas are not in all  cases the same as those of our noble allies. [/insert]


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                                                    65.

When no one was looking - So he was always barking.

[insert] There was of course method in all this [/insert]

When I left his spirit was getting a bit broken. It must

have been somewhat trying whenever he came out of his

kennel to have a rock heaved at his head.

In time we were joined by a party of English from Osnabruck.

There were several sailors amongst them. They said the EMS

mouth was no good as they knew there was a search light

One joined our escape party.[insert] one had been there in a submarine our [/insert] Idea now[insert] was [/insert] to go North. To

get 3 out of the camp was a big proposition.

At Xmas time I changed my room to one on the lower

floor. It was a much bigger room & I now had far

more space. A Canadian Major, my escape comrade

&  French man.

The Frenchman was a man about 40 - one day he got 3

days for checking the Germans an appel & became a

great hero- Unluckily for him on his capture the

hospital he was in was burnt down by drunken Germans.

This story was found in  some  other French officers diary

in some camp- & he  was asked to denky the yarn.

As he did not do so, he soon left for another camp.

We the thought we should get more room particuarly

as the rooms were being  ...  - Our Canadian Major

disappeared downstairs -Truth to tell people did not like

being in our room, we had too much incriminating

evidence about. Another Frenchman came & went &

then we were shifted again. My freind & I into

another room which had previously been occupied

by Belgian subalterns- here were two other English

So far the first time since I had left TORGAU I was

in a room with only white men. [insert] my own nationality [/insert]

[insert] This was a real joy, because our insular ideas are not in all  cases the same as those of our noble allies. [/insert]



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  • June 23, 2017 18:36:29 Annick Rodriguez

                                                        65.

    When no one was looking - So he was always barking.

    [insert] There was of course method in all this [/insert]

    When I left his spirit was getting a bit broken. It must

    have been somewhat trying whenever he came out of his

    kennel to have a rock heaved at his head.

    In time we were joined by a party of English from Osnabruck.

    There were several sailors amongst them. They said the EMS

    mouth was no good as they knew there was a search light

    One joined our escape party.[insert] one had been there in a submarine our [/insert] Idea now[insert] was [/insert] to go North. To

    get 3 out of the camp was a big proposition.

    At Xmas time I changed my room to one on the lower

    floor. It was a much bigger room & I now had far

    more space. A Canadian Major, my escape comrade

    &  French man.

    The Frenchman was a man about 40 - one day he got 3

    days for checking the Germans an appel & became a

    great hero- Unluckily for him on his capture the

    hospital he was in was burnt down by drunken Germans.

    This story was found in  some  other French officers diary

    in some camp- & he  was asked to denky the yarn.

    As he did not do so, he soon left for another camp.

    We the thought we should get more room particuarly

    as the rooms were being  ...  - Our Canadian Major

    disappeared downstairs -Truth to tell people did not like

    being in our room, we had too much incriminating

    evidence about. Another Frenchman came & went &

    then we were shifted again. My freind & I into

    another room which had previously been occupied

    by Belgian subalterns- here were two other English

    So far the first time since I had left TORGAU I was

    in a room with only white men. [insert] my own nationality [/insert]

    [insert] This was a real joy, because our insular ideas are not in all  cases the same as those of our noble allies. [/insert]


  • June 23, 2017 18:26:30 Annick Rodriguez

                                                        65.

    When no one was looking - So he was always barking.

    [insert] There was of course method in all this [/insert]

    When I left his spirit was getting a bit broken. It must

    have been somewhat trying whenever he came out of his

    kennel to have a rock heaved at his head.

    In time we were joined by a party of English from Osnabruck.

    There were several sailors amongst them. They said the EMS

    mouth was no good as they knew there was a search light

    One joined our escape party.[insert] one had been there in a submarine our [/insert] Idea now[insert] was [/insert] to go North. To

    get 3 out of the camp was a big proposition.

    At Xmas time I changed my room to one on the lower

    floor. It was a much bigger room & I now had far

    more space. A Canadian Major, my escape comrade

    &  French man.

    The Frenchman was a man about 40 - one day he got 3

    days for checking the Germans an appel & became a

    great hero- Unluckily for him on his capture the

    hospital he was in was burnt down by


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