POW diaries - Captain Percival Lowe, item 153

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                                                            88.

A German N.C.O. who watched the proceedings whilst yet

another N.C.O. collected the money.

If the owner had come for his parcel. The parcel must have

been produced. The idea was that while No. I drew his

own parcel he should sign for the parcel behind the

radiator & pay for it. To do this both N.C.O's eyes must

be taken from the book. Here is where No. II came in

In the squash which was arranged he upset the saucer

containing the money. No. I had no difficulty now

in signing for 2 parcels. He then drew his own &

paid double a fact which the 2nd.. N.C.O did not notice.

Thus the Germans books and his money were all

correct, & one parcel was behind the radiator. It

was sometime before it could be recovered- & then

sad to relate did not contain - what was expected

But the main idea is that many things can be done

when one is pushed.

In this camp we in 1916 had a selection of gramaphones &

a fair number of records- also a band run by the Russians.

Thus pandemonium during a great part of the day. The

band practice room was in one of the wooden huts.

The people who lived there must have had a happy time

It was quite sufficiently bad if you lived elsewhere.



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                                                            88.

A German N.C.O. who watched the proceedings whilst yet

another N.C.O. collected the money.

If the owner had come for his parcel. The parcel must have

been produced. The idea was that while No. I drew his

own parcel he should sign for the parcel behind the

radiator & pay for it. To do this both N.C.O's eyes must

be taken from the book. Here is where No. II came in

In the squash which was arranged he upset the saucer

containing the money. No. I had no difficulty now

in signing for 2 parcels. He then drew his own &

paid double a fact which the 2nd.. N.C.O did not notice.

Thus the Germans books and his money were all

correct, & one parcel was behind the radiator. It

was sometime before it could be recovered- & then

sad to relate did not contain - what was expected

But the main idea is that many things can be done

when one is pushed.

In this camp we in 1916 had a selection of gramaphones &

a fair number of records- also a band run by the Russians.

Thus pandemonium during a great part of the day. The

band practice room was in one of the wooden huts.

The people who lived there must have had a happy time

It was quite sufficiently bad if you lived elsewhere.




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  • June 26, 2017 21:16:59 Annick Rodriguez

                                                                88.

    A German N.C.O. who watched the proceedings whilst yet

    another N.C.O. collected the money.

    If the owner had come for his parcel. The parcel must have

    been produced. The idea was that while No. I drew his

    own parcel he should sign for the parcel behind the

    radiator & pay for it. To do this both N.C.O's eyes must

    be taken from the book. Here is where No. II came in

    In the squash which was arranged he upset the saucer

    containing the money. No. I had no difficulty now

    in signing for 2 parcels. He then drew his own &

    paid double a fact which the 2nd.. N.C.O did not notice.

    Thus the Germans books and his money were all

    correct, & one parcel was behind the radiator. It

    was sometime before it could be recovered- & then

    sad to relate did not contain - what was expected

    But the main idea is that many things can be done

    when one is pushed.

    In this camp we in 1916 had a selection of gramaphones &

    a fair number of records- also a band run by the Russians.

    Thus pandemonium during a great part of the day. The

    band practice room was in one of the wooden huts.

    The people who lived there must have had a happy time

    It was quite sufficiently bad if you lived elsewhere.



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