POW diaries - Captain Percival Lowe, item 157

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                                               71

A hair cutter came twice a week with a boy of about 11. There

was a Lady who sold watches some with luminous dails.

Then is a local tailor & a tailor from Halle the latter,

was a kind of cheap jack  & [insert] who [/insert] must have coined money.

The N.C.O. usually present was a socialist. The local

tailor must have decreased 12" in girth, [insert] during the time i saw him[/insert] He was always on

the subject of privations. I got a suit of mufti from this

 [insert] fellow: a criminal offence [/insert] local tailor. [insert] One and all [/insert] All they wanted was money.

Our place was a mass of Flag Poles. There were no less

than 4 in official use. On the occasion of "Fahnen  ... "

the flags of the 4 central powers flew from the varrious

poles- except the one at the top of the house which only

flew the German rag.  When we asked on the occassion

of the success! of the last German Loan why the flags

were up. the sentry whose job it was replied "another

 ... "

One day a drunken Russian on appel dashed up to the flag

pole & tried to pull the flags down & he and the German

officer had a shouting match. I think the matter ended

there.

Our letters during the greatest part of our at time [insert] my stay [/insert] were

censored at Osnabruck. There were two censors P3 & P7.

P3 used to make remarks in pencil. It was an un-

-satisfactory arrangement & one was always complaining

of the delay in receipt of letters & the time they took

to get home. The first censoring was done at Hamel & I 

think it was even worse there. I personally have any

amount of letters  ... 

We elected to dig out tunnel from the bottom hut into the

covered drain. In summer there was little water in it



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                                               71

A hair cutter came twice a week with a boy of about 11. There

was a Lady who sold watches some with luminous dails.

Then is a local tailor & a tailor from Halle the latter,

was a kind of cheap jack  & [insert] who [/insert] must have coined money.

The N.C.O. usually present was a socialist. The local

tailor must have decreased 12" in girth, [insert] during the time i saw him[/insert] He was always on

the subject of privations. I got a suit of mufti from this

 [insert] fellow: a criminal offence [/insert] local tailor. [insert] One and all [/insert] All they wanted was money.

Our place was a mass of Flag Poles. There were no less

than 4 in official use. On the occasion of "Fahnen  ... "

the flags of the 4 central powers flew from the varrious

poles- except the one at the top of the house which only

flew the German rag.  When we asked on the occassion

of the success! of the last German Loan why the flags

were up. the sentry whose job it was replied "another

 ... "

One day a drunken Russian on appel dashed up to the flag

pole & tried to pull the flags down & he and the German

officer had a shouting match. I think the matter ended

there.

Our letters during the greatest part of our at time [insert] my stay [/insert] were

censored at Osnabruck. There were two censors P3 & P7.

P3 used to make remarks in pencil. It was an un-

-satisfactory arrangement & one was always complaining

of the delay in receipt of letters & the time they took

to get home. The first censoring was done at Hamel & I 

think it was even worse there. I personally have any

amount of letters  ... 

We elected to dig out tunnel from the bottom hut into the

covered drain. In summer there was little water in it




Transcription history
  • June 28, 2017 00:57:54 Annick Rodriguez

                                                   71

    A hair cutter came twice a week with a boy of about 11. There

    was a Lady who sold watches some with luminous dails.

    Then is a local tailor & a tailor from Halle the latter,

    was a kind of cheap jack  & [insert] who [/insert] must have coined money.

    The N.C.O. usually present was a socialist. The local

    tailor must have decreased 12" in girth, [insert] during the time i saw him[/insert] He was always on

    the subject of privations. I got a suit of mufti from this

     [insert] fellow: a criminal offence [/insert] local tailor. [insert] One and all [/insert] All they wanted was money.

    Our place was a mass of Flag Poles. There were no less

    than 4 in official use. On the occasion of "Fahnen  ... "

    the flags of the 4 central powers flew from the varrious

    poles- except the one at the top of the house which only

    flew the German rag.  When we asked on the occassion

    of the success! of the last German Loan why the flags

    were up. the sentry whose job it was replied "another

     ... "

    One day a drunken Russian on appel dashed up to the flag

    pole & tried to pull the flags down & he and the German

    officer had a shouting match. I think the matter ended

    there.

    Our letters during the greatest part of our at time [insert] my stay [/insert] were

    censored at Osnabruck. There were two censors P3 & P7.

    P3 used to make remarks in pencil. It was an un-

    -satisfactory arrangement & one was always complaining

    of the delay in receipt of letters & the time they took

    to get home. The first censoring was done at Hamel & I 

    think it was even worse there. I personally have any

    amount of letters  ... 

    We elected to dig out tunnel from the bottom hut into the

    covered drain. In summer there was little water in it



  • June 28, 2017 00:55:56 Annick Rodriguez

                                                   71

    A hair cutter came twice a week with a boy of about 11. There

    was a Lady who sold watches some with luminous dails.

    Then is a local tailor & a tailor from Halle the latter,

    was a kind of cheap jack  & [insert] who [/insert] must have coined money.

    The N.C.O. usually present was a socialist. The local

    tailor must have decreased 12" in girth, [insert] during the time i saw him[/insert] He was always on

    the subject of privations. I got a suit of mufti from this

     [insert] fellow: a criminal offence [/insert] local tailor. [insert] One and all [/insert] All they wanted was money.

    Our place was a mass of Flag Poles. There were no less

    than 4 in official use. On the occasion of "Fahnen  ... "

    the flags of the 4 central powers flew from the varrious

    poles- except the one at the top of the house which only

    flew the German rag.  When we asked on the occassion

    of the success! of the last German Loan why the flags

    were up. the sentry whose job it was replied "another

     ... "

    One day a drunken Russian on appel dashed up to the flag

    pole & tried to pull the flags down & he and the German

    officer had a shouting match. I think the matter ended

    there.

    Our letters during the greatest part of our at time [insert] my stay [/insert] were

    censored at Osnabruck. There were two censors P3 & P7.

    P3 used to make remarks in pencil. It was an un-

    -satisfactory arrangement & one was always complaining

    of the delay in receipt of letters & the time they took



  • June 28, 2017 00:55:11 Annick Rodriguez

                                                   71

    A hair cutter came twice a week with a boy of about 11. There

    was a Lady who sold watches some with luminous dails.

    Then is a local tailor & a tailor from Halle the latter,

    was a kind of cheap jack  & [insert] who [/insert] must have coined money.

    The N.C.O. usually present was a socialist. The local

    tailor must have decreased 12" in girth, [insert] during the time i saw him[/insert] He was always on

    the subject of privations. I got a suit of mufti from this

     [insert] fellow: a criminal offence [/insert] local tailor. [insert] One and all [/insert] All they wanted was money.

    Our place was a mass of Flag Poles. There were no less

    than 4 in official use. On the occasion of "Fahnen  ... "

    the flags of the 4 central powers flew from the varrious

    poles- except the one at the top of the house which only

    flew the German rag.  When we asked on the occassion

    of the success! of the last German Loan why the flags

    were up. the sentry whose job it was replied "another

     ... "

    One day a drunken Russian on appel dashed up to the flag

    pole & tried to pull the flags down & he and the German

    officer had a shouting match. I think the matter ended

    there.

    Our letters during the greatest part of our at time [insert] my stay [/insert] were

    censored at Osnabruck. There were two censors P3 & P7.

    P3 used to make remarks in pencil. It was an un-


  • June 28, 2017 00:53:07 Annick Rodriguez

                                                   71

    A hair cutter came twice a week with a boy of about 11. There

    was a Lady who sold watches some with luminous dails.

    Then is a local tailor & a tailor from Halle the latter,

    was a kind of cheap jack  & [insert] who [/insert] must have coined money.

    The N.C.O. usually present was a socialist. The local

    tailor must have decreased 12" in girth, [insert] during the time i saw him[/insert] He was always on

    the subject of privations. I got a suit of mufti from this

     [insert] fellow: a criminal offence [/insert] local tailor. [insert] One and all [/insert] All they wanted was money.

    Our place was a mass of Flag Poles. There were no less

    than 4 in official use. On the occasion of "Fahnen  ... "

    the flags of the 4 central powers flew from the varrious

    poles- except the one at the top of the house which only

    flew the German rag.  When we asked on the occassion

    of the success! of the last German Loan why the flags

    were up. the sentry whose job it was replied "another

     ... "

    One day a drunken Russian on appel dashed up to the flag

    pole & tried to pull the flags down & he and the German

    officer had a shouting match. I think the matter ended

    there.



  • June 28, 2017 00:48:17 Annick Rodriguez

                                                   71

    A hair cutter came twice a week with a boy of about 11. There

    was a Lady who sold watches some with luminous dails.

    Then is a local tailor & a tailor from Halle the latter,

    was a kind of cheap jack  & [insert] who [/insert] must have coined money.

    The N.C.O. usually present was a socialist. The local

    tailor must have decreased 12" in girth, [insert] during the time i saw him[/insert] He was always on

    the subject of privations. I got a suit of mufti from this

     [insert] fellow: a criminal offence [/insert] local tailor. [insert] One and all [/insert] All they wanted was money.


  • June 27, 2017 21:18:01 Annick Rodriguez

                                                   71

    A hair cutter came twice a week with a boy of about 11. There

    was a Lady who sold watches some with luminous dails.

    Then is a local tailor & a tailor from Halle the latter,

    was a kind of cheap jack  & [insert] who [/insert] must have coined money.


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