POW diaries - Captain Percival Lowe, item 147

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 ...  I came across several queer characters here. There was a man

who said he was an English sailor with a German mother. That

he was waiting to be sent home. He  was allowed out in the

town. I came across him on my arrival & when I left the

was still waiting. [insert] I may have slandered him, but I mistrusted him [/insert]

There was a German who asked me if I had been well treated 

in Germany.

An American a N.C.O. in the Germany Army.

There were 2 French Native Officers- Arabs- Very different from

our native officers- They drank & smoked & gambled

having become externally at any rate French officers- I

mean originally they were I presume Mahommadaud, to 

whom drinking etc is tabboo.

This created a big impression at the time but a subsequent

tour a duty in India, showed me that the followers of

Islam are by no means as they were say a quarter

of a century previously.



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 ...  I came across several queer characters here. There was a man

who said he was an English sailor with a German mother. That

he was waiting to be sent home. He  was allowed out in the

town. I came across him on my arrival & when I left the

was still waiting. [insert] I may have slandered him, but I mistrusted him [/insert]

There was a German who asked me if I had been well treated 

in Germany.

An American a N.C.O. in the Germany Army.

There were 2 French Native Officers- Arabs- Very different from

our native officers- They drank & smoked & gambled

having become externally at any rate French officers- I

mean originally they were I presume Mahommadaud, to 

whom drinking etc is tabboo.

This created a big impression at the time but a subsequent

tour a duty in India, showed me that the followers of

Islam are by no means as they were say a quarter

of a century previously.




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  • June 26, 2017 20:50:54 Annick Rodriguez

     ...  I came across several queer characters here. There was a man

    who said he was an English sailor with a German mother. That

    he was waiting to be sent home. He  was allowed out in the

    town. I came across him on my arrival & when I left the

    was still waiting. [insert] I may have slandered him, but I mistrusted him [/insert]

    There was a German who asked me if I had been well treated 

    in Germany.

    An American a N.C.O. in the Germany Army.

    There were 2 French Native Officers- Arabs- Very different from

    our native officers- They drank & smoked & gambled

    having become externally at any rate French officers- I

    mean originally they were I presume Mahommadaud, to 

    whom drinking etc is tabboo.

    This created a big impression at the time but a subsequent

    tour a duty in India, showed me that the followers of

    Islam are by no means as they were say a quarter

    of a century previously.



  • June 26, 2017 20:50:48 Annick Rodriguez

     ...  I came across several queer characters here. There was a man

    who said he was an English sailor with a German mother. That

    he was waiting to be sent home. He  was allowed out in the

    town. I came across him on my arrival & when I left the

    was still waiting. [insert] I may have slandered him, but I mistrusted him [/insert]

    There was a German who asked me if I had been well treated 

    in Germany.

    An American a N.C.O. in the Germany Army.

    There were 2 French Native Officers- Arabs- Very different from

    our native officers- They drank & smoked & gambled

    having become externally at any rate French officers- I

    mean originally they were I presume Mahommadaud, to 

    whom drinking etc is tabboo.

    This created a big impression at the time but a subsequent

    tour a duty in India, showed me that the followers of

    Islam are by no means as they were say a qarter

    of a century previously.




  • June 26, 2017 17:58:36 Annick Rodriguez

     ...  I came across several queer characters here. There was a man

    who said he was an English sailor with a German mother. That

    he was waiting to be sent home. He  was allowed out in the

    town. I came across him on my arrival & when I left the

    was still waiting. [insert] I may have slandered him, but I mistrusted him [/insert]

    There was a German who asked me if I had been well treated 

    in Germany.

    An American a N.C.O. in the Germany Army.

    There were 2 French Native Officers- Arabs- Very different from

    our native officers- They drank & smoked & gambled

    having 



  • June 26, 2017 17:51:08 Annick Rodriguez

     ...  I came across several queer characters here. There was a man

    who said he 


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