POW diaries - Captain Percival Lowe, item 135

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                                                          67.

I never liked the idea & as a matter of fact we were not allowed

out in this field after appel after we had hot on the idea so

it fell through. The only real chance was to poison the

dog. The sentry was no danger.

My next idea was the garden. My row of peas gave an

excellent cover for two it had been planted for this purpose.

But our party was there. It seemed the best thing to have

a cucumber frame made. There was on already but alone

too small. The carpenter set about the job but he took

quite 10 days, it was now the beginning of August.

But in time we got all prepared. Then for some reason

the German suddenly put a sentry on the Garden. I

do not think this was the work of a spy, for no one

knew my plans. As I had not even told my companions

the day. This idea which had seemed a gift was

defeated.

But we had made up our minds to get out & with our

boats etc. The only real safe way seemed to be to dig

our way out. But in trying it we took on a colos[insert] s [/insert] al

job.

At this period an escape took place of a real daring nature.

A British Officer & a British sailor schemed by means of a rope

ladder to climb over the fence close to our original hole.

It will be noted that this place is directly under the

electric arc light. The scheme was due to take place on

a Cinema night. We in the Cinema show had the following

experience. About 9.30 the lights even turned on by the

German officer & we were all sent to our rooms. What

had happened outside was one officer tried to keep the

sentry on conversation whilst the attempt was made.



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                                                          67.

I never liked the idea & as a matter of fact we were not allowed

out in this field after appel after we had hot on the idea so

it fell through. The only real chance was to poison the

dog. The sentry was no danger.

My next idea was the garden. My row of peas gave an

excellent cover for two it had been planted for this purpose.

But our party was there. It seemed the best thing to have

a cucumber frame made. There was on already but alone

too small. The carpenter set about the job but he took

quite 10 days, it was now the beginning of August.

But in time we got all prepared. Then for some reason

the German suddenly put a sentry on the Garden. I

do not think this was the work of a spy, for no one

knew my plans. As I had not even told my companions

the day. This idea which had seemed a gift was

defeated.

But we had made up our minds to get out & with our

boats etc. The only real safe way seemed to be to dig

our way out. But in trying it we took on a colos[insert] s [/insert] al

job.

At this period an escape took place of a real daring nature.

A British Officer & a British sailor schemed by means of a rope

ladder to climb over the fence close to our original hole.

It will be noted that this place is directly under the

electric arc light. The scheme was due to take place on

a Cinema night. We in the Cinema show had the following

experience. About 9.30 the lights even turned on by the

German officer & we were all sent to our rooms. What

had happened outside was one officer tried to keep the

sentry on conversation whilst the attempt was made.




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  • June 26, 2017 15:53:42 Annick Rodriguez

                                                              67.

    I never liked the idea & as a matter of fact we were not allowed

    out in this field after appel after we had hot on the idea so

    it fell through. The only real chance was to poison the

    dog. The sentry was no danger.

    My next idea was the garden. My row of peas gave an

    excellent cover for two it had been planted for this purpose.

    But our party was there. It seemed the best thing to have

    a cucumber frame made. There was on already but alone

    too small. The carpenter set about the job but he took

    quite 10 days, it was now the beginning of August.

    But in time we got all prepared. Then for some reason

    the German suddenly put a sentry on the Garden. I

    do not think this was the work of a spy, for no one

    knew my plans. As I had not even told my companions

    the day. This idea which had seemed a gift was

    defeated.

    But we had made up our minds to get out & with our

    boats etc. The only real safe way seemed to be to dig

    our way out. But in trying it we took on a colos[insert] s [/insert] al

    job.

    At this period an escape took place of a real daring nature.

    A British Officer & a British sailor schemed by means of a rope

    ladder to climb over the fence close to our original hole.

    It will be noted that this place is directly under the

    electric arc light. The scheme was due to take place on

    a Cinema night. We in the Cinema show had the following

    experience. About 9.30 the lights even turned on by the

    German officer & we were all sent to our rooms. What

    had happened outside was one officer tried to keep the

    sentry on conversation whilst the attempt was made.



  • June 26, 2017 15:45:31 Annick Rodriguez

                                                              67.

    I never liked the idea & as a matter of fact we were not allowed

    out in this field after appel after we had hot on the idea so

    it fell through. The only real chance was to poison the

    dog. The sentry was no danger.



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