POW diaries - Captain Percival Lowe, item 164

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                                                                                77.

Colonel who spoke excellent English. The detail as to how the

things were to be got there seemed sketchy in the extreme.

There was a committee & I consented to design covers for pro-

gramms. It was no easy work in the limited space & people

shaking the room all the time.

In the end it was decided that these programms there had

been about 120 done in the place, should be put up to auction

They went in my opinion for wicked prices- they were nearly

all bought by the English & fetched  ...  300. Mine I am glad

to say only fetched about 17 marks each & even bought by

the allies. I attach one, it cost me 10 marks & this

was what I considered my limit to charity. I may

add I had to sit through the whole auction to get in.

As to the performance itself, It was on the whole well

done, the music being high class- Capt Ward Tebley

made an excellent girl & that  [insert] the one step [/insert] was one of the best turns.

Some of the Russians danced beautifully.

On the 14th Dec at 2 o'clock I was warned by the Interpreter

to be ready to start for switzerland at 5. This Interpreter

was a fairly new importation. Always trying to listen

to conversations. The Lieutenant used to take him on walks

One would often find him stealing up behind. We called

him the spy. When Williams the Parson from Berlin visited

us, which he did 4 times  a year,the soy was now always

in his pocket.

When I was warned to get ready I had nothing packed &

no boxes- But by the help of my fellow room mates &

the good grace of an officer who gave me a basket.

I got my baggage down last. It was then supposed

to be marched by Caiper who asked me if I had anything




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                                                                                77.

Colonel who spoke excellent English. The detail as to how the

things were to be got there seemed sketchy in the extreme.

There was a committee & I consented to design covers for pro-

gramms. It was no easy work in the limited space & people

shaking the room all the time.

In the end it was decided that these programms there had

been about 120 done in the place, should be put up to auction

They went in my opinion for wicked prices- they were nearly

all bought by the English & fetched  ...  300. Mine I am glad

to say only fetched about 17 marks each & even bought by

the allies. I attach one, it cost me 10 marks & this

was what I considered my limit to charity. I may

add I had to sit through the whole auction to get in.

As to the performance itself, It was on the whole well

done, the music being high class- Capt Ward Tebley

made an excellent girl & that  [insert] the one step [/insert] was one of the best turns.

Some of the Russians danced beautifully.

On the 14th Dec at 2 o'clock I was warned by the Interpreter

to be ready to start for switzerland at 5. This Interpreter

was a fairly new importation. Always trying to listen

to conversations. The Lieutenant used to take him on walks

One would often find him stealing up behind. We called

him the spy. When Williams the Parson from Berlin visited

us, which he did 4 times  a year,the soy was now always

in his pocket.

When I was warned to get ready I had nothing packed &

no boxes- But by the help of my fellow room mates &

the good grace of an officer who gave me a basket.

I got my baggage down last. It was then supposed

to be marched by Caiper who asked me if I had anything





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  • June 29, 2017 18:57:36 Annick Rodriguez

                                                                                    77.

    Colonel who spoke excellent English. The detail as to how the

    things were to be got there seemed sketchy in the extreme.

    There was a committee & I consented to design covers for pro-

    gramms. It was no easy work in the limited space & people

    shaking the room all the time.

    In the end it was decided that these programms there had

    been about 120 done in the place, should be put up to auction

    They went in my opinion for wicked prices- they were nearly

    all bought by the English & fetched  ...  300. Mine I am glad

    to say only fetched about 17 marks each & even bought by

    the allies. I attach one, it cost me 10 marks & this

    was what I considered my limit to charity. I may

    add I had to sit through the whole auction to get in.

    As to the performance itself, It was on the whole well

    done, the music being high class- Capt Ward Tebley

    made an excellent girl & that  [insert] the one step [/insert] was one of the best turns.

    Some of the Russians danced beautifully.

    On the 14th Dec at 2 o'clock I was warned by the Interpreter

    to be ready to start for switzerland at 5. This Interpreter

    was a fairly new importation. Always trying to listen

    to conversations. The Lieutenant used to take him on walks

    One would often find him stealing up behind. We called

    him the spy. When Williams the Parson from Berlin visited

    us, which he did 4 times  a year,the soy was now always

    in his pocket.

    When I was warned to get ready I had nothing packed &

    no boxes- But by the help of my fellow room mates &

    the good grace of an officer who gave me a basket.

    I got my baggage down last. It was then supposed

    to be marched by Caiper who asked me if I had anything




  • June 29, 2017 18:55:44 Annick Rodriguez

                                                                                    77.

    Colonel who spoke excellent English. The detail as to how the

    things were to be got there seemed sketchy in the extreme.

    There was a committee & I consented to design covers for pro-

    gramms. It was no easy work in the limited space & people

    shaking the room all the time.

    In the end it was decided that these programms there had

    been about 120 done in the place, should be put up to auction

    They went in my opinion for wicked prices- they were nearly

    all bought by the English & fetched  ...  300. Mine I am glad

    to say only fetched about 17 marks each & even bought by

    the allies. I attach one, it cost me 10 marks & this

    was what I considered my limit to charity. I may

    add I had to sit through the whole auction to get in.

    As to the performance itself, It was on the whole well

    done, the music being high class- Capt Ward Tebley

    made an excellent girl & that  [insert] the one step [/insert] was one of the best turns.

    Some of the Russians danced beautifully.

    On the 14th Dec at 2 o'clock I was warned by the Interpreter

    to be ready to start for switzerland at 5. This Interpreter

    was a fairly new importation. Always trying to listen

    to conversations. The Lieutenant used to take him on walks

    One would often find him stealing up behind. We called

    him the spy. When Williams the Parson from Berlin visited

    us, which he did 4 times  a year,the soy was now always

    in his pocket.





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