POW diaries - Captain Percival Lowe, item 159

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

was a lady who sold watches some with luminous dails. [SIC]

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

was a kind of cheap jack who must have coined money.

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

tailor must have demand 12" in girth, during the time I saw him. He was always on

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

local tailor fellow & a  criminal  offence. One and all, All they wanted was money.


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

than 4 in official use. On the occasion of "Fahnen  ... "  ... German for Flags; Fahnen heraus = Let fly the Colour command

the flags of the 4 central powers flew from the various

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

flew the German rag. When we asked on the occasion

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

then.


Our letters during the greatest part of our time my stay were

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

P3 used to make remarks in pencil. It was an unsatisfactory

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   ... Hameln & I

think it was even worse then. I personally have any

amount of letters missing.


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

covered drain. In summer there was little water in it

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71  ... top right of page


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

was a lady who sold watches some with luminous dails. [SIC]

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

was a kind of cheap jack who must have coined money.

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

tailor must have demand 12" in girth, during the time I saw him. He was always on

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

local tailor fellow & a  criminal  offence. One and all, All they wanted was money.


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

than 4 in official use. On the occasion of "Fahnen  ... "  ... German for Flags; Fahnen heraus = Let fly the Colour command

the flags of the 4 central powers flew from the various

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

flew the German rag. When we asked on the occasion

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

then.


Our letters during the greatest part of our time my stay were

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

P3 used to make remarks in pencil. It was an unsatisfactory

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   ... Hameln & I

think it was even worse then. I personally have any

amount of letters missing.


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

covered drain. In summer there was little water in it


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  • November 19, 2017 02:48:14 Paivi Tenhunen

    71  ... top right of page


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

    was a lady who sold watches some with luminous dails. [SIC]

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

    was a kind of cheap jack who must have coined money.

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

    tailor must have demand 12" in girth, during the time I saw him. He was always on

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

    local tailor fellow & a  criminal  offence. One and all, All they wanted was money.


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

    than 4 in official use. On the occasion of "Fahnen  ... "  ... German for Flags; Fahnen heraus = Let fly the Colour command

    the flags of the 4 central powers flew from the various

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

    flew the German rag. When we asked on the occasion

    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

    then.


    Our letters during the greatest part of our time my stay were

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

    P3 used to make remarks in pencil. It was an unsatisfactory

    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   ... Hameln & I

    think it was even worse then. I personally have any

    amount of letters missing.


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

    covered drain. In summer there was little water in it


  • July 7, 2017 03:33:53 Denise Ravenhill

    71  ... top right of page


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

    was a lady who sold watches some with luminous dails. [SIC]

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

    was a kind of cheap jack who must have coined money.

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

    tailor must have demand 12" in girth, during the time I saw him. He was always on

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

    local tailor fellow & a  criminal  offence. One and all, All they wanted was money.


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

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

    the flags of the 4 central powers flew from the various

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

    flew the German rag. When we asked on the occasion

    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

    then.


    Our letters during the greatest part of our time my stay were

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

    P3 used to make remarks in pencil. It was an unsatisfactory

    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   ... Hameln & I

    think it was even worse then. I personally have any

    amount of letters missing.


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

    covered drain. In summer there was little water in it


  • July 7, 2017 01:51:31 Denise Ravenhill

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

    was a lady who sold watches some with luminous dails. [SIC]

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

    was a kind of cheap jack who must have coined money.

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

    tailor must have demand 12" in girth, during the time I saw him. He was always on

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

    local tailor fellow & a  criminal  offence. One and all, All they wanted was money.


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

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

    the flags of the 4 central powers flew from the various

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

    flew the German rag. When we asked on the occasion

    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

    then.


    Our letters during the greatest part of our time my stay were

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

    P3 used to make remarks in pencil. It was an unsatisfactory

    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 Hassel & I

    think it was even worse then. I personally have any

    amount of letters missing.


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

    covered drain. In summer there was little water in it


  • July 7, 2017 01:44:28 Denise Ravenhill

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

    was a lady who sold watches some with luminous dails. [SIC]

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

    was a kind of cheap jack & who must have coined money.

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

    tailor must have demand 12" in girth, during the time I saw him. He was always on

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

    local tailor fellow & a criminal offence. One and all, All they wanted was money.


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

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

    the flags of the 4 central powers flew from the various

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

    flew the German rag. When we asked on the occasion

    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

    then.


    Our letters during the greatest part of our at time my stay were

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

    P3 used to make remarks in pencil. It was an unsatisfactory

    arrangement & one was always complaining

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

    to get home. The first censoring was Done at Hassel & I

    think it was even worse then. I personally have any

    amount of letters missing.


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

    covered drain. In summer there was little water in it


  • July 7, 2017 01:16:57 Denise Ravenhill

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

    was a lady who sold watches some with luminous dails. [SIC]

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

    was a kind of cheap jack & who must have coined money.

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

    tailor must have demand 12" in girth, during the time I saw him. He was always on

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

    local tailor fellow & a criminal offence. One and all, All they wanted was money.




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  • 52.2799112||8.0471788||

    Osnabrück Prison Camp

  • 52.1082726||9.362171||

    Hameln Work Camp

  • 51.4969802||11.9688029||

    Tailor from Halle

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  • Document location Osnabrück Prison Camp
  • Additional document location Hameln Work Camp
  • Additional document location Tailor from Halle
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