POW diaries - Captain Percival Lowe, item 136

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X  He was always brusque. If you went within a metre of the

gate he  ordered you away. Truely he one explained that he

would be punished if he did not do so. But on the other

hand many of the others did not object  at all. I think

if the venture had been mine I should have selected another

sentry.

A. All sentries have the strictest orders to fire at

escaping prisoners.


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X  He was always brusque. If you went within a metre of the

gate he  ordered you away. Truely he one explained that he

would be punished if he did not do so. But on the other

hand many of the others did not object  at all. I think

if the venture had been mine I should have selected another

sentry.

A. All sentries have the strictest orders to fire at

escaping prisoners.



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  • June 26, 2017 15:56:14 Annick Rodriguez

    X  He was always brusque. If you went within a metre of the

    gate he  ordered you away. Truely he one explained that he

    would be punished if he did not do so. But on the other

    hand many of the others did not object  at all. I think

    if the venture had been mine I should have selected another

    sentry.

    A. All sentries have the strictest orders to fire at

    escaping prisoners.


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    Toby Backhouse
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    • Western Front

    • Prisoners of War



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