POW diaries - Captain Percival Lowe, item 153
- June 26, 2017 21:16:59 Annick Rodriguez
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.