POW diaries - Captain Percival Lowe, item 162

Edit transcription:
...
Transcription saved
Enhance your transcribing experience by using full-screen mode

Transcription

You have to be logged in to transcribe. Please login or register and click the pencil-button again

                                                                75.

have found it out I dont knew. We knew they knew [insert] we aware [/insert] it

was the English who had been working. We burnt all

our muddy clothes & lived if truth be said in fear &

trembling. In the meantime we replaced the vacant bed

boards by  ...  from the squash court which was having

new walls. For ten days nothing occured. Then the Germans

was [insert] ith [/insert] lanterns, ropes & spades proceeded to investigate.

During this time a man with a gun had watched the

place but of course no one went near it. They spent

that afternoon & next morning digging it up. A sentry

was posted on the place. The wood as it came up was

placed beside the building. A crowd of course was assembled

Then At a preconcerted moment every Belgian seized a

board & bolted everyone got away except the one with

the spade. He ran right into Caiper who said *Gaben

sie mir. [insert] das " [/insert] They never found the [insert] our [/insert]trap door. Next day

an inspector of prisons visited the English room turned

out the occupants & marched the boxes apparently for

dirty clothes. He found nothing. After [insert] this [/insert] the German lieutenant

was very talkative to us trying to find out information

He had been certain that they would find [insert] discover [/insert] the wood of

the squash court in the tunnel but he was wrong. All

they got was a button which was sent to the intelligence

Berlin for investigation. As it belongs to the R.A.M. Corps

that went [insert] did not [/insert] lead them for.

Just at this moment a Flying Corps Officer by the use of the

garden , my suit of mufti, wire cutters, & his knowledge of German

got right to the Dutch frontier.

The result of all this was the curtailing of the exercise ground


Transcription saved

                                                                75.

have found it out I dont knew. We knew they knew [insert] we aware [/insert] it

was the English who had been working. We burnt all

our muddy clothes & lived if truth be said in fear &

trembling. In the meantime we replaced the vacant bed

boards by  ...  from the squash court which was having

new walls. For ten days nothing occured. Then the Germans

was [insert] ith [/insert] lanterns, ropes & spades proceeded to investigate.

During this time a man with a gun had watched the

place but of course no one went near it. They spent

that afternoon & next morning digging it up. A sentry

was posted on the place. The wood as it came up was

placed beside the building. A crowd of course was assembled

Then At a preconcerted moment every Belgian seized a

board & bolted everyone got away except the one with

the spade. He ran right into Caiper who said *Gaben

sie mir. [insert] das " [/insert] They never found the [insert] our [/insert]trap door. Next day

an inspector of prisons visited the English room turned

out the occupants & marched the boxes apparently for

dirty clothes. He found nothing. After [insert] this [/insert] the German lieutenant

was very talkative to us trying to find out information

He had been certain that they would find [insert] discover [/insert] the wood of

the squash court in the tunnel but he was wrong. All

they got was a button which was sent to the intelligence

Berlin for investigation. As it belongs to the R.A.M. Corps

that went [insert] did not [/insert] lead them for.

Just at this moment a Flying Corps Officer by the use of the

garden , my suit of mufti, wire cutters, & his knowledge of German

got right to the Dutch frontier.

The result of all this was the curtailing of the exercise ground



Transcription history
  • June 28, 2017 17:43:47 Annick Rodriguez

                                                                    75.

    have found it out I dont knew. We knew they knew [insert] we aware [/insert] it

    was the English who had been working. We burnt all

    our muddy clothes & lived if truth be said in fear &

    trembling. In the meantime we replaced the vacant bed

    boards by  ...  from the squash court which was having

    new walls. For ten days nothing occured. Then the Germans

    was [insert] ith [/insert] lanterns, ropes & spades proceeded to investigate.

    During this time a man with a gun had watched the

    place but of course no one went near it. They spent

    that afternoon & next morning digging it up. A sentry

    was posted on the place. The wood as it came up was

    placed beside the building. A crowd of course was assembled

    Then At a preconcerted moment every Belgian seized a

    board & bolted everyone got away except the one with

    the spade. He ran right into Caiper who said *Gaben

    sie mir. [insert] das " [/insert] They never found the [insert] our [/insert]trap door. Next day

    an inspector of prisons visited the English room turned

    out the occupants & marched the boxes apparently for

    dirty clothes. He found nothing. After [insert] this [/insert] the German lieutenant

    was very talkative to us trying to find out information

    He had been certain that they would find [insert] discover [/insert] the wood of

    the squash court in the tunnel but he was wrong. All

    they got was a button which was sent to the intelligence

    Berlin for investigation. As it belongs to the R.A.M. Corps

    that went [insert] did not [/insert] lead them for.

    Just at this moment a Flying Corps Officer by the use of the

    garden , my suit of mufti, wire cutters, & his knowledge of German

    got right to the Dutch frontier.

    The result of all this was the curtailing of the exercise ground


  • June 28, 2017 17:43:25 Annick Rodriguez

                                                                    75.

    have found it out I dont knew. We knew they knew [insert] we aware [/insert] it

    was the English who had been working. We burnt all

    our muddy clothes & lived if truth be said in fear &

    trembling. In the meantime we replaced the vacant bed

    boards by  ...  from the squash court which was having

    new walls. For ten days nothing occured. Then the Germans

    was [insert] ith [/insert] lanterns, ropes & spades proceeded to investigate.

    During this time a man with a gun had watched the

    place but of course no one went near it. They spent

    that afternoon & next morning digging it up. A sentry

    was posted on the place. The wood as it came up was

    placed beside the building. A crowd of course was assembled

    Then At a preconcerted moment every Belgian seized a

    board & bolted everyone got away except the one with

    the spade. He ran right into Caiper who said *Gaben

    sie mir. [insert] das " [/insert] They never found the [insert] our [/insert]trap door. Next day

    an inspector of prisons visited the English room turned

    out the occupants & marched the boxes apparently for

    dirty clothes. He found nothing. After [insert] this [/insert] the German lieutenant

    was very talkative to us trying to find out information

    He had been certain that they would find [insert] discover [/insert] the wood of

    the squash court in the tunnel but he was wrong. All

    they got was a button which was sent to the intelligence

    Berlin for investigation. As it belongs to the R.A.M. Corps

    that went [insert] did not [/insert] lead them for.

    Just at this moment a Flying Corps Officer by the use of the

    garden , my suit of mufti, wire cutters, & his knowledge of German

    got right to the Dutch frontier.



  • June 28, 2017 17:33:20 Annick Rodriguez

                                                                    75.

    have found it out I dont knew. We knew they knew [insert] we aware [/insert] it

    was the English who had been working. We burnt all

    our muddy clothes & lived if truth be said in fear &

    trembling. In the meantime we replaced the vacant bed

    boards by  ...  from the squash court which was having

    new walls. For ten days nothing occured. Then the Germans

    was [insert] ith [/insert] lanterns, ropes & spades proceeded to investigate.

    During this time a man with a gun had watched the

    place but of course no one went near it. They spent

    that afternoon & next morning digging it up. A sentry

    was posted on the place. The wood as it came up was

    placed beside the building. A crowd of course was assembled

    Then At a preconcerted moment every Belgian seized a

    board & bolted everyone got away except the one with

    the spade. He ran right into Caiper who said *Gaben

    sie mir. [insert] das " [/insert] They never found the [insert] our [/insert]trap door. Next day

    an inspector of prisons visited the English room turned

    out the occupants & marched the boxes apparently for

    dirty clothes. He found nothing. After [insert] this [/insert] the German lieutenant

    was very talkative to us trying to find out information

    He had been certain that they would find [insert] discover [/insert] the wood of

    the squash court in the tunnel but he was wrong. All

    they got was a button which was sent to the intelligence

    Berlin for investigation. As it belongs to the R.A.M. 



  • June 28, 2017 17:32:34 Annick Rodriguez

                                                                    75.

    have found it out I dont knew. We knew they knew [insert] we aware [/insert] it

    was the English who had been working. We burnt all

    our muddy clothes & lived if truth be said in fear &

    trembling. In the meantime we replaced the vacant bed

    boards by  ...  from the squash court which was having

    new walls. For ten days nothing occured. Then the Germans

    was [insert] ith [/insert] lanterns, ropes & spades proceeded to investigate.

    During this time a man with a gun had watched the

    place but of course no one went near it. They spent

    that afternoon & next morning digging it up. A sentry

    was posted on the place. The wood as it came up was

    placed beside the building. A crowd of course was assembled

    Then At a preconcerted moment every Belgian seized a

    board & bolted everyone got away except the one with

    the spade. He ran right into Caiper who said *Gaben

    sie mir. [insert] das " [/insert] They never found the [insert] our [/insert]trap door. Next day

    an inspector of prisons visited the English room turned

    out the occupants & marched the boxes apparently for

    dirty clothes. He found nothing. After [insert] this [/insert] the German lieutenant

    was very talkative to us trying to find out information

    He had been certain that they would find [insert] discover [/insert] the wood of

    the squash court in the tunnel but he was



  • June 28, 2017 17:31:42 Annick Rodriguez

                                                                    75.

    have found it out I dont knew. We knew they knew [insert] we aware [/insert] it

    was the English who had been working. We burnt all

    our muddy clothes & lived if truth be said in fear &

    trembling. In the meantime we replaced the vacant bed

    boards by  ...  from the squash court which was having

    new walls. For ten days nothing occured. Then the Germans

    was [insert] ith [/insert] lanterns, ropes & spades proceeded to investigate.

    During this time a man with a gun had watched the

    place but of course no one went near it. They spent

    that afternoon & next morning digging it up. A sentry

    was posted on the place. The wood as it came up was

    placed beside the building. A crowd of course was assembled

    Then At a preconcerted moment every Belgian seized a

    board & bolted everyone got away except the one with

    the spade. He ran right into Caiper who said *Gaben

    sie mir. [insert] das " [/insert] They never found the [insert] our [/insert]trap door. Next day

    an inspector of prisons visited the English room turned

    out the occupants & marched the boxes apparently for

    dirty clothes. He found nothing. After [insert] this [/insert] the German lieutenant

    was very talkative to us trying to find out information

    He had been certain that they would find the wood of



  • June 28, 2017 01:02:35 Annick Rodriguez

                                                                    75.

    have found it out I dont knew. We knew they knew [insert] we aware [/insert] it

    was the English who had been working. We burnt all

    our muddy clothes & lived if truth be said in fear &

    trembling. In the meantime we replaced the vacant bed

    boards by  ...  from the squash court which was having

    new walls. For ten days nothing occured. Then the Germans



Description

Save description
    Location(s)


    ID
    3963 / 243471
    Source
    http://europeana1914-1918.eu/...
    Contributor
    Toby Backhouse
    License
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/



    • Western Front

    • Prisoners of War



    Notes and questions

    Login to leave a note