POW diaries - Captain Percival Lowe, item 172

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                                                                    85.

not know on what system.

I had a certain amount of information & addresses which I wished

to get over. The English & German tennis raquets are not quite

constructed on the same lines. I brought over a German one

Although  it would have been more logical to use an English

one . On this subject I think enough has been said. [insert] I wonder why they make them with handles. At the time I crossed this fact had escaped notice [/insert]

After a fairly thorough search we were allowed to fall out.

Our pay was then squared up. In our care it was made

out correctly that we had been overpaid at Clausthal &

we had to make things square this I did with a cheque

for eleven marks. [insert] To give the devil his due, his accountancy was quite. fair. [/insert]

After tea we were given an early supper these two meals

nearly co-inciding . We were then taken to the station in

Hospital motors. For this no charge  was made. They charged

us however for both taking our kit up to the camp on

arrival & departure at the rate of 50 pp a parcel.

On arrival at the station we were placed in the Red

Cross waiting room under charge of a Doctor. The door

was locked but we had no other guard. Here we waited

till everyone arrived. All the soldiers came also in the

hospital motor which made many journeys. The party

consisted of both French & English. We all had great

labels tied to our coats with our destination.  ...  them.

After waiting 1 1/2 hours there was a move. & various

parties were placed in the train according to their labels.

We came last. It was quite a little walk to our destin-

ation. In the train we found a Swiss Doctor. But

there was also a German Staff officer. He was somewhat

interested in the native officers & could not understand why

they did not speak English.

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                                                                    85.

not know on what system.

I had a certain amount of information & addresses which I wished

to get over. The English & German tennis raquets are not quite

constructed on the same lines. I brought over a German one

Although  it would have been more logical to use an English

one . On this subject I think enough has been said. [insert] I wonder why they make them with handles. At the time I crossed this fact had escaped notice [/insert]

After a fairly thorough search we were allowed to fall out.

Our pay was then squared up. In our care it was made

out correctly that we had been overpaid at Clausthal &

we had to make things square this I did with a cheque

for eleven marks. [insert] To give the devil his due, his accountancy was quite. fair. [/insert]

After tea we were given an early supper these two meals

nearly co-inciding . We were then taken to the station in

Hospital motors. For this no charge  was made. They charged

us however for both taking our kit up to the camp on

arrival & departure at the rate of 50 pp a parcel.

On arrival at the station we were placed in the Red

Cross waiting room under charge of a Doctor. The door

was locked but we had no other guard. Here we waited

till everyone arrived. All the soldiers came also in the

hospital motor which made many journeys. The party

consisted of both French & English. We all had great

labels tied to our coats with our destination.  ...  them.

After waiting 1 1/2 hours there was a move. & various

parties were placed in the train according to their labels.

We came last. It was quite a little walk to our destin-

ation. In the train we found a Swiss Doctor. But

there was also a German Staff officer. He was somewhat

interested in the native officers & could not understand why

they did not speak English.


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  • June 30, 2017 21:23:05 Annick Rodriguez

                                                                        85.

    not know on what system.

    I had a certain amount of information & addresses which I wished

    to get over. The English & German tennis raquets are not quite

    constructed on the same lines. I brought over a German one

    Although  it would have been more logical to use an English

    one . On this subject I think enough has been said. [insert] I wonder why they make them with handles. At the time I crossed this fact had escaped notice [/insert]

    After a fairly thorough search we were allowed to fall out.

    Our pay was then squared up. In our care it was made

    out correctly that we had been overpaid at Clausthal &

    we had to make things square this I did with a cheque

    for eleven marks. [insert] To give the devil his due, his accountancy was quite. fair. [/insert]

    After tea we were given an early supper these two meals

    nearly co-inciding . We were then taken to the station in

    Hospital motors. For this no charge  was made. They charged

    us however for both taking our kit up to the camp on

    arrival & departure at the rate of 50 pp a parcel.

    On arrival at the station we were placed in the Red

    Cross waiting room under charge of a Doctor. The door

    was locked but we had no other guard. Here we waited

    till everyone arrived. All the soldiers came also in the

    hospital motor which made many journeys. The party

    consisted of both French & English. We all had great

    labels tied to our coats with our destination.  ...  them.

    After waiting 1 1/2 hours there was a move. & various

    parties were placed in the train according to their labels.

    We came last. It was quite a little walk to our destin-

    ation. In the train we found a Swiss Doctor. But

    there was also a German Staff officer. He was somewhat

    interested in the native officers & could not understand why

    they did not speak English.

  • June 30, 2017 21:14:05 Annick Rodriguez

                                                                        85.

    not know on what system.

    I had a certain amount of information & addresses which I wished

    to get over. The English & German tennis raquets are not quite

    constructed on the same lines. I brought over a German one

    Although  it would have been more logical to use an English

    one . On this subject I think enough has been said. [insert] I wonder why they make them


  • June 30, 2017 21:11:54 Annick Rodriguez

                                                                        85.

    not know on what system.

    I had a certain amount of information & addresses which I wished

    to get over. The English & German tennis raquets are not quite

    constructed on the same lines. I brought over a German one

    Although  it would have been more logical to use an English

    one . On


  • June 30, 2017 21:10:16 Annick Rodriguez

                                                                        85.

    not know on what system.

    I had a certain amount of information & addresses which I wished

    to get over. The English & German tennis raquets are not quite

    constructed on the same lines. I brought over a German one

    Although  it would have been more logical to use an English


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