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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 (Sept) cover + letter CONGO to Italy. 'POW. Campo Medio Congo, Brazzaville'

1945 (Sept) cover and letter from the CONGO to Italy with ALGER m/c. and circ. ?POLZ POSTAL h/s. From 'Russo Antonio, POW. Campo Medio Congo, Brazzaville'. Letter headed 'Brazzaville 7/7/1945'. Signed 'Russo Antonio'. Ref: 315-055.


Price: £375.00
1945 AEF Assembly Centre Registration Card and Registration Record

1945 AEF Assembly Centre Registration Card. Italian Prisoner interned in Germany Sept. 1943 and moved to to TRIESTE, Italy. Also 1945 AEF DP Registration Record Card. [American Expeditionary Forces Displaced Persons (AEF DP) registration card] US Government printing. Faults.Ref: 313-131.


Price: £4.00
1945 cover ITALY to POW Camp Fort Meade, Box 20, New York, USA'

1945 cover from ITALY to POW Camp Fort Meade, Box 20, New York, USA' with 12,712 US CENSOR h/s. Ref: 309-103.


Price: £6.00
1945 cover, Telegram etc re: 'Trooper Herbert G Thompson' Reported POW

1945 cover, Telegram etc. regarding 'Trooper Herbert G Thompson, 1st. Lothian & Border Yeomanry'. Reported POW. Also letter from British Red Cross and Regimental Pay Office. Ref: 308-096.


Price: £20.00
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. 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 'E 17090 Internment, Camp No. 6, Intebbe, UGANDA'

1945 POW l/s. from ITALY to 'E 17090 Internment, Camp No. 6, Intebbe, UGANDA' East Africa. Ref: 315-110.


Price: £45.00
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. KENYA to Italy. POW / EAC p/m. censored. Camp No. 364 KILINDI

1945 POW l/s. from KENYA to Italy with d/r. POW / EAC p/m. and boxed P/W EAST AFRICA 019 h/s. From Camp No. 364 KILINDI. Ref: 315-108.


Price: £20.00
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