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POW

PRISONER OF WAR MAIL
Prisoner of War mail is concerned with combatants who have been captured by an enemy power immediately after an armed conflict. They are made POW's to isolate them from their own forces that are still in the field.
A large variety of camps were erected, including those for POW, internees, refugees, "slave" laborers, and displaced persons & includes prisoners that were housed in ships. POW and Internee mail is frequently subject to both military and civil postal censorship because it passes through both postal systems.
Prisoner's correspondence was usually handled by the Red Cross.

 

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1945 POW l/s. ALGERIA to Switzerland. 211 POW Camp -Cap Matifou

1945 POW l/s. from ALGERIA to Switzerland with oval US ARMY P/w EXAMINED h/s. From 211 POW Camp, Algiers. Located Cap Matifou. Ref: 309-099.


Price: £15.00
1945 POW l/s. GB to Italy. 130 POW Camp - West Fen Camp, March, Cambs

1945 POW l/s. from GB to Italy with boxed 130 POW / Camp h/s. - West Fen Camp, March, Cambs. Great Britain. Also censor h/s. Flap torn. Ref: 304-077.


Price: £12.00
1945 POW l/s. GB to Italy. Camp No. 115 - Whitecross Camp, St. Columb Major

1945 POW l/s. from GB to Italy with circ. POW Camp No. 115 h/s. - Whitecross Camp, St. Columb Major, Cornwall [Great Britain] and PASSED PW 3793 h/s. Ref: 303-083.


Price: £10.00
1945 POW l/s. GB to Italy. Camp No. 120 - Sunlaws Camp, Kelso, Roxburghshire

1945 POW l/s. from GB to Italy with s/r. POW Camp No. 120 h/s. - Sunlaws Camp, Kelso, Roxburghshire, Scotland. Great Britain. Ref: 303-084.


Price: £12.00
1945 POW l/s. GB to Italy. POW CAMP No. 138 - Bassingham, Kesteven

1945 POW l/s. from GB to Italy with circ. POW CAMP No. 138 Great Britain h/s. - The Rectory Camp, Bassingham, Kesteven. Also PASSED PW 7229 h/s. and d/r. POCENIA / UDINE receipt p/m. Ref: 310-105.


Price: £12.00
1945 POW l/s. GB to Italy. POW Camp No. 57 - Merrow Down Camp, Guildford

1945 POW l/s. from GB to Italy with s/r. POW Camp No. 57 Great Britain h/s. - Merrow Down Camp, Guildford, Surrey. Ref: 301-136.


Price: £10.00
1945 POW l/s. GB to Italy. POW CAMP No. 87 h/s. Byfield Camp, Rugby, Warwickshire

1945 POW l/s. from GB to Italy with s/r. POW CAMP No. 87 h/s. Byfield Camp, Rugby, Warwickshire. Great Britain. Also PASSED PW 226 censor h/s. Ref: 313-090.


Price: £9.00
1945 POW l/s. GB to Italy. POW Camp No. 95 h/s. - Batford Camp, Harpenden

1945 POW l/s. from GB to Italy with s/r. POW Camp No. 95 h/s. - Batford Camp, Harpenden, Hertfordshire [Great Britain] and PASSED P/W m/c. Ref: 302-132.


Price: £10.00
1945 POW l/s. ITALY to 'Camp 353, Kenya'. Censored and redirected to 'SOMALIA'

1945 (June) printed POW l/s. from ITALY to 'Camp 353, Kenya' [Gilgil] with P/W MIDDLE EAST 256 censor h/s. Redirected to 'SOMALIA 18.12.44' in mss. Ref: 307-091.


Price: £30.00
1945 POW l/s. ITALY to GB. Camp No. 623 - C Hutted Camp, RAC Range, Warcop

1945 POW l/s. from ITALY to GB with PASSED P/W m/c. To Camp No. 623 - C Hutted Camp, RAC Range, Warcop, Penrith, Cumberland. Ref: 305-082.


Price: £18.00
1945 POW l/s. USA to 'S/Sgt. Norman Hughes, Stalag Luft 3, Germany'

1945 Prisoner of War Post l/s. from USA to 'S/Sgt. Norman Hughes, Stalag Luft 3, Stalag 17 B, Germany' with US CENSOR h/s. United States POW. [NAME: Hughes, Norman. RANK: Sgt. POS: Radio. PILOT: O'Connor, OT. POW: DATE: Jan 23, 1943. CAMP: 8B. POW on mission #11] Ref: 303-131.


Price: £25.00
1945 POW PC USA to Italy. FORT CROOK m/c. 'POW Fort Crook, Nebraska'

1945 POW PC USA to Italy. FORT CROOK m/c. 'POW Fort Crook, Nebraska'. Italian prisoners were briefly interned at Fort Crook in Sarpy County near Omaha and most of the prisoners worked as agricultural and contract laborers. Ref: 305-079.


Price: £30.00
1945 Red X 'EXPRESS' Message Geneva re POW at Naples. RELEASED

1945 Red X 'EXPRESS' Message from Geneva, Switzerland re: POW at Naples with oval US ARMY / PW / RELEASED h/s. Also unused REPLY section attached. Ref: 310-106.


Price: £15.00
1945 Red X Express Form SWITZERLAND. 'Camp Fort George Meade, USA'

1945 Red Cross Express Message Form from SWITZERLAND regarding prisoner at 'Camp Fort George Meade, USA' with US censor h/s. Reply part not used. Ref: 309-119.


Price: £15.00
1945 Travel Permit 'A'. 994 Docks Operating Coy. No. 1 Docks Group, RE

1945 (Dec) Travel Permit 'A' / Work Permit with oval 994 Docks Operating Coy. / No. 1 Docks Group, RE h/s. Boxed SERVICE SAER Tram No. 5 FF SS Bari. Also in Italian. Ref: 313-116.


Price: £6.00
1946 (March) Red Cross 'MESSAGE - EXPRESS' form Camp 305, EGYPT to Italy

1946 (March) Red Cross 'MESSAGE - EXPRESS' form from Camp 305, MEF, EGYPT [Camp 305 Tell El Kebir] to Italy with circ. Red cross cachet. Ref: 305-092.


Price: £9.00
1946 (Nov) POW PC FRANCE to USA. Camp cachet. Depot 132, Troucais Allier

1946 (Nov) POW PC from FRANCE to USA with d/r. Camp cachet. From Depot 132, Troucais Allier. Ref: 308-085.


Price: £10.00
1946 (Sept) cover AUSTRIA to Red Cross, Switzerland re: POW. Censor 1407 h/s.

1946 (Sept) cover from AUSTRIA to Red Cross, Switzerland regarding POW with DROSING m/c. and s/r. censor 1407 h/s. Ref: 314-061.


Price: £4.00
1946 Air Mail cover EGYPT to 'Camp 5, Southern Rhodesia' Internment

1946 (May) Air Mail cover from EGYPT to 'Paolo Croce, T. 8516, Camp 5, Southern Rhodesia' - Fort Victoria, Internment Camp. Folded. Ref: 308-120.


Price: £35.00
1946 cover + letter GERMANY to 'Bernhars Wessels, Lager: LB IV. CRCP, BELGIUM'

1946 cover and letter from GERMANY to 'Bernhars Wessels, Lager: LB IV. CRCP, BELGIUM' witth d/r. ELZE (HAN) p/m. [German prisoners of war in Belgian mining camp. LB IV, Winterslag: about 1,700 men Aug. 1945. Mine "Charbonnage de Winterslag"] Ref: 301-057.


Price: £15.00