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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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1917 cover SWITZERLAND to GB. British POW interned in MURREN

1917 cover from SWITZERLAND to GB with d/r. MURREN p/m. and LONDON PAID m/c. From British POW interned in MURREN with OPENED BY CENSOR PW 178 label. Ref: 307-113.


Price: £12.00
1917 POW cover Isle of Man to Holland. tied OPENED BY CENSOR PW 167 label

1917 POW cover from Isle of Man to Holland with tied OPENED BY CENSOR PW 167 label to rear. From 'Knockaloe Camp I, Peel'. Ref: 308-093.


Price: £30.00
1917 POW l/s. Scotland to Germany. 'Stobs near Hawick' OPENED BY CENSOR label

1917 POW l/s. from Scotland to Germany with OPENED BY CENSOR / PW 510 label to rear. From 'Edmund ERNST, Prisoner of War, Stobs near Hawick'. Ref: 305-013.


Price: £25.00
1917 real photo PPC from GERMANY to GB. London Paid m/c. Camp censor h/s.

1917 real photo PPC from GERMANY to GB with London Paid m/c. and Camp censor h/s. From 'Herbert Longbottom, RND., Doberitz Camp'. Ref: 311-008.


Price: £15.00
1917 real photo PPC GERMANY to GB. '2nd. Suffolk Regt., Doberitz Camp'

1917 real photo PPC from GERMANY to GB with London Paid m/c. and Camp censor h/s. From 'Pte. WC Geoging 6295, 2nd. Suffolk Regt., Doberitz Camp'. Ref: 311-008.


Price: £15.00
1918 (Oct) POW cover INDIA, 'Committee 'A' Camp' to Bombay. (AHME)DNAGAR p/m

1918 (Oct) POW cover INDIA, 'Committee 'A' Camp' to Bombay with part (AHME)DNAGAR p/m. to rear. Ref: 306-017.


Price: £20.00
1918 cover AUSTRIA to GB. RAABS p/m. ZENSURIET h/s. 'POW, Raabs an der Thaya'

1918 (3rd. Sept) cover from AUSTRIA to GB with d/r. RAABS p/m. and tri. ZENSURIET h/s. endorsed 'Austrian Red Cross'. From 'H.S. Richards, Prisoner of War, Raabs an der Thaya Nr. O, Austria'. Also LONDON PAID m/c. (20th. Oct) Faults. Ref: 317-076.


Price: £45.00
1918 cover GERMANY to Italy. Italian prisoner in Campo Baraca

1918 cover from GERMANY to Italy with German and Italian censor h/s's. Also 'Z' censor h/s. and tied censor label to rear. From Italian prisoner in Campo Baraca. Corner worn. Ref: 309-121.


Price: £9.00
1918 PPC 'Easter Greetings from Doberitz' GERMANY to GB. Camp censor h/s

1918 PPC 'Easter Greetings from Doberitz' from GERMANY to GB with Camp censor h/s. From 'Pte A. Ord, 1st. Gordon Highrs'. Doberitz Prisoner of War Camp. Card by CAT RNVR. NB: Repaired and faults. Ref: 311-111.


Price: £9.00
1918 real photo PPC GB to Germany. oval P/W No. 2344, CATTERICK, YORKS h/s.

1918 real photo of German soldier PPC from GB to Germany with oval P/W No. 2344, CATTERICK, YORKS h/s. Prisoner of War. Ref: 307-033.


Price: £35.00
1918 real photo PPC GERMANY to GB. d/r. SOLTU p/m. censor. 'Pte J Sutherland'

1918 real photo PPC from GERMANY to GB and redirected with weak d/r. SOLTU p/m. and Camp censor h/s. From '9988 Pte. J Sutherland, Gordon Highrs., Soltou, Pro. Hannover, Deutschland'. Real photograph of soldiers. [John Sutherland. 1st. Battalion The Gordon Highlanders] Ref: 309-057.


Price: £15.00
1939 (Nov) PPC GERMANY to 'Erich Christiansen, 10. Internment Camp, Great Britain'

1939 (Nov) PPC from GERMANY to 'Erich Christiansen, 10. Internment Camp, Great Britain' with boxed RELEASED BY / CENSOR h/s. [Internees housed as a result of Churchill's 'collar the lot' order to detain enemy aliens] Refers to "Feld post 03088". Ref: 306-045.


Price: £100.00
1939-45 cover SWITZERLAND to 'camp d'internment de Sutz'. Camp militaire d'internement / Gontenschwil

1939-45 printed cover from SWITZERLAND to 'camp d'internement de Sutz' with d/r. Camp militaire d'internement / Gontenschwil / Suisse h/s. From 'internee militaire' with Censura militare label to rear. [Allied soldiers were interned in Switzerland who fled combat, the Swiss government had to keep these soldiers interned until the end of the hostilities] Internment Camp. Ref: 316-012.


Price: £15.00
1939-45 cover SWITZERLAND. Camp militaire d'internement / Grunematt / Suisse

1939-45 cover from SWITZERLAND to 'Geneve' with d/r. Camp militaire d'internement / Grunematt / Suisse h/s. [Allied soldiers were interned in Switzerland who fled combat, the Swiss government had to keep these soldiers interned until the end of the hostilities] Internment Camp. Ref: 316-012.


Price: £6.00
1939-45 covers from Buren, Military Internee Camp, SWITZERLAND.

1939-45 covers from Buren, Military Internee Camp, SWITZERLAND. One printed 'Feldpost' and both with d/r. Militr-Internierung in der Schweiz / Portofrei h/s. [Allied soldiers were interned in Switzerland who fled combat, the Swiss government had to keep these soldiers interned until the end of the hostilities] Internment Camp. Ref: 313-033.


Price: £15.00
1939-45 OHMS cover 'Camp 47 RM' Italian POW photo + glass slides

1939-45 OHMS cover regarding 'T 71570 - Cap. Magg - Army, Antonio Scalise' Italian POW in 'Camp 47 RM' with photo and 2 small glass slides. Ref: 306-096.


Price: £20.00
1939-45 POW cover SENEGAL to 'Oflag XIIIA, Germany. censored

1939-45 POW cover from SENEGAL to 'Lieutenant VERGES, Andre, Oflag XIIIA, Germany with d/r. DAKAR p/m. and censor h/s. [XIIIA Nurnberg. Officers Camp] Ref: 316-102.


Price: £30.00
1939-45 printed covers from Arth, Military Internee Camp, SWITZERLAND.

1939-45 printed covers from Arth, Military Internee Camp, SWITZERLAND to Ginevra. One printed 'Feldpost' with d/r. Militr-Internierung in der Schweiz / Portofrei h/s. and the other YMCA with d/r. BEWACHUNGS GRUPPEN / Feldpost h/s. [Allied soldiers were interned in Switzerland who fled combat, the Swiss government had to keep these soldiers interned until the end of the hostilities] Internment Camp. Ref: 313-034.


Price: £15.00
1939-45 YMCA cover from SWITZERLAND, 'Jegenstorf, Military Internee Camp

1939-45 YMCA cover from SWITZERLAND, 'Jegenstorf, Military Internee Camp to 'Sergent chef. Lacourt, 15 Genie Cie. PR3' with d/r. Camp militaire d'internment / Suisse h/s. [Allied soldiers were interned in Switzerland who fled combat, the Swiss government had to keep these soldiers interned until the end of the hostilities] Internment Camp. Ref: 315-069.


Price: £10.00
1939-45 YMCA cover SWITZERLAND, 'Zweisimmen, Military Internee Camp to 'Ginevra'

1939-45 YMCA cover from SWITZERLAND, 'Zweisimmen, Military Internee Camp to 'Ginevra' with d/r. militor internment h/s. [Allied soldiers were interned in Switzerland who fled combat, the Swiss government had to keep these soldiers interned until the end of the hostilities] Internment Camp. Ref: 315-068.


Price: £9.00