POW diaries - Captain Percival Lowe, item 142

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When I was first taken prisoner, at the time we were placed

in the wine factory at A ... I was hatless. Here I obtained

a piece of felt which was employed as a wine strainer. This

I used as a sun hat; and as a sun hut it appeared in

the summer of 1915 to everyone amusement for it was big

and shapeless. In rigging myself up for escape purposes

the difficulty was  a hat. It seemed nearly impossible

to obtain a suitable one. Ultimately I spent a whole

month in making my wine strained into a Homburg

hat. I dont think the result was bad- Unfortunately

I fear the Germans now have possession of my effort

at spring hat making.

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When I was first taken prisoner, at the time we were placed

in the wine factory at A ... I was hatless. Here I obtained

a piece of felt which was employed as a wine strainer. This

I used as a sun hat; and as a sun hut it appeared in

the summer of 1915 to everyone amusement for it was big

and shapeless. In rigging myself up for escape purposes

the difficulty was  a hat. It seemed nearly impossible

to obtain a suitable one. Ultimately I spent a whole

month in making my wine strained into a Homburg

hat. I dont think the result was bad- Unfortunately

I fear the Germans now have possession of my effort

at spring hat making.


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  • June 26, 2017 17:49:20 Annick Rodriguez

    When I was first taken prisoner, at the time we were placed

    in the wine factory at A ... I was hatless. Here I obtained

    a piece of felt which was employed as a wine strainer. This

    I used as a sun hat; and as a sun hut it appeared in

    the summer of 1915 to everyone amusement for it was big

    and shapeless. In rigging myself up for escape purposes

    the difficulty was  a hat. It seemed nearly impossible

    to obtain a suitable one. Ultimately I spent a whole

    month in making my wine strained into a Homburg

    hat. I dont think the result was bad- Unfortunately

    I fear the Germans now have possession of my effort

    at spring hat making.

  • June 26, 2017 17:45:53 Annick Rodriguez

    When I was first taken prisoner, at the time we were placed

    in the wine factory at A ... I was hatless. Here I obtained

    a piece of felt which was employed as a wine strainer. This

    I used as a sun hat; and as 


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    Toby Backhouse
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    • Prisoners of War



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