POW diaries - Captain Percival Lowe, item 155

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                               69.

We now had a Cinema show twice a week. Thursdays &

Sundays. It was run by the Russians. The films were

mostly pre-wars ones. Some vulgar, some sordid drama,

some vicus & some educational.

Of One event which occur[insert] r [/insert]ed in the ear;y days at Clausthal

I have not set down. There was a mens camp about

400 yards away which supplied the labour for the mines.

On day we saw a man crucified there. That is hung

up on a cross with his feet off the ground for punishment.

A general protest was put in- the night was not repeated.

The husband of the lady who ran the Canteen Wedeken.

was a Feldwebel of sorts. His job was the general supervision

of Canteens or something of that sort. He talked good

English. Was always willing to cash a cheque at a

small discount. This was useful at the period quite

a short one when the pay authorities refused to give

anything but pre-war rates. He was at any rate in

1916 a pessimist as far as his own country was concerned

He used to give little tit bits of news- which doubtless

eminated from this socialist friends. We now could

obtain all German papers including the "vorwards".

But the was really a German as the following incident will

show. One day  walking round the outside of the camp

one of the watch dogs had the impertinence to bark at

him. He drew his sword & struck it down the dogs

mouth, with the result that the animal nearly died.

It had not properly got over it when  I left months

afterwards.

Now as to the selections of German Lieutenants. First came

Consul the reason of the nick name is obvious. He

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                               69.

We now had a Cinema show twice a week. Thursdays &

Sundays. It was run by the Russians. The films were

mostly pre-wars ones. Some vulgar, some sordid drama,

some vicus & some educational.

Of One event which occur[insert] r [/insert]ed in the ear;y days at Clausthal

I have not set down. There was a mens camp about

400 yards away which supplied the labour for the mines.

On day we saw a man crucified there. That is hung

up on a cross with his feet off the ground for punishment.

A general protest was put in- the night was not repeated.

The husband of the lady who ran the Canteen Wedeken.

was a Feldwebel of sorts. His job was the general supervision

of Canteens or something of that sort. He talked good

English. Was always willing to cash a cheque at a

small discount. This was useful at the period quite

a short one when the pay authorities refused to give

anything but pre-war rates. He was at any rate in

1916 a pessimist as far as his own country was concerned

He used to give little tit bits of news- which doubtless

eminated from this socialist friends. We now could

obtain all German papers including the "vorwards".

But the was really a German as the following incident will

show. One day  walking round the outside of the camp

one of the watch dogs had the impertinence to bark at

him. He drew his sword & struck it down the dogs

mouth, with the result that the animal nearly died.

It had not properly got over it when  I left months

afterwards.

Now as to the selections of German Lieutenants. First came

Consul the reason of the nick name is obvious. He


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  • June 26, 2017 23:01:32 Annick Rodriguez

                                   69.

    We now had a Cinema show twice a week. Thursdays &

    Sundays. It was run by the Russians. The films were

    mostly pre-wars ones. Some vulgar, some sordid drama,

    some vicus & some educational.

    Of One event which occur[insert] r [/insert]ed in the ear;y days at Clausthal

    I have not set down. There was a mens camp about

    400 yards away which supplied the labour for the mines.

    On day we saw a man crucified there. That is hung

    up on a cross with his feet off the ground for punishment.

    A general protest was put in- the night was not repeated.

    The husband of the lady who ran the Canteen Wedeken.

    was a Feldwebel of sorts. His job was the general supervision

    of Canteens or something of that sort. He talked good

    English. Was always willing to cash a cheque at a

    small discount. This was useful at the period quite

    a short one when the pay authorities refused to give

    anything but pre-war rates. He was at any rate in

    1916 a pessimist as far as his own country was concerned

    He used to give little tit bits of news- which doubtless

    eminated from this socialist friends. We now could

    obtain all German papers including the "vorwards".

    But the was really a German as the following incident will

    show. One day  walking round the outside of the camp

    one of the watch dogs had the impertinence to bark at

    him. He drew his sword & struck it down the dogs

    mouth, with the result that the animal nearly died.

    It had not properly got over it when  I left months

    afterwards.

    Now as to the selections of German Lieutenants. First came

    Consul the reason of the nick name is obvious. He

  • June 26, 2017 23:00:03 Annick Rodriguez

                                   69.

    We now had a Cinema show twice a week. Thursdays &

    Sundays. It was run by the Russians. The films were

    mostly pre-wars ones. Some vulgar, some sordid drama,

    some vicus & some educational.

    Of One event which occur[insert] r [/insert]ed in the ear;y days at Clausthal

    I have not set down. There was a mens camp about

    400 yards away which supplied the labour for the mines.

    On day we saw a man crucified there. That is hung

    up on a cross with his feet off the ground for punishment.

    A general protest was put in- the night was not repeated.

    The husband of the lady who ran the Canteen Wedeken.

    was a Feldwebel of sorts. His job was the general supervision

    of Canteens or something of that sort. He talked good

    English. Was always willing to cash a cheque at a

    small discount. This was useful at the period quite

    a short one when the pay authorities refused to give

    anything but pre-war rates. He was at any rate in

    1916 a pessimist as far as his own country was concerned

    He used to give little tit bits of news- which doubtless

    eminated from this socialist friends. We now could

    obtain all German papers including the "vorwards".

    But the was really a German as the following incident will

    show. One day  walking round the outside of the camp

    one of the watch dogs had the impertinence to bark at

    him. He drew his sword & struck it down the dogs

    mouth, with the result that the animal nearly died.

    It had not properly got over it when  I left months

    afterwards.

    Now as to the selections of German


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