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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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1943 PC's North AFRICA to Italy. Army Form W 3054 (Italian) different Imprints

1943 PC's from North AFRICA to Italy and censored - Army Form W 3054 (Italian) with different Imprints: PSS/NA/5/43/50,000 -AFHQP/239B and PSS-NA-5-43-25,000 -AFHQP-300. Ref: 307-095.


Price: £9.00
1943 POW l/s. CANADA to Germany. POW / 132 p/m. censor: Riemer B-37 h/s.

1943 POW l/s. from CANADA to Germany with s/r. POW / 132 p/m. and censor Riemer B-37 h/s. [750 pts.] From "Bruno KROLL" in A Internment Camp ABT. 2. Camp 132 [Medicine Hat, Alberta] was noted for holding many high ranking Nazi officers. Ref: 302-021.


Price: £25.00
1943 POW l/s's EGYPT to Italy. POW CAMP 312 MIDDLE EAST FORCES h/s.

1943 POW l/s's. from EGYPT to Italy with circ. POW CAMP 312 MIDDLE EAST FORCES h/s.- Abbassia. Also boxed PW MIDDLE / EAST 154 and 064 h/s's. Ref: 306-090.


Price: £9.00
1943 POW l/s. GB to Italy. Camp No. 107. Penleigh Camp, Wookey Hole, Wells, Somerset

1943 POW l/s. from GB to Italy with circ. POW Camp No. 107 h/s. - Penleigh Camp, Wookey Hole, Wells, Somerset. Great Britain. Ref: 303-082.


Price: £10.00
1943 POW l/s. GB to Italy. POW Camp No. 39 - Castle Maxstoke, Coleshill

1943 POW l/s. from GB to Italy with s/r. POW Camp No. 39 Great Britain h/s. - Castle Maxstoke, Coleshill, Birmingham. Also d/r. Italian censor h/s. Ref: 301-134.


Price: £12.00
1943 POW l/s. GB to Italy. POW Camp No. 51 - Allington Camp, Grantham,

1943 POW l/s. from GB to Italy with s/r. POW Camp No. 51 Great Britain h/s. - Allington Camp, Grantham, Lincolnshire Also d/r. Italian censor h/s. Ref: 301-135.


Price: £10.00
1943 POW l/s. GERMANY to GB. Internierunslager BIBERACH. censored

1943 POW l/s. from GERMANY to GB with d/r. dumb p/m. and censored. From 'Mrs A. Roylance', Internierunslager BIBERACH. Allied civilian from the Channel Islands. Ref: 310-113.


Price: £30.00
1943 POW l/s. GERMANY to New Zealand. 'AH Griffiths' in Res. Lazarett 744 Stalag IV/A

1943 Air Mail POW l/s. from GERMANY to New Zealand with d/r. dumb p/m. and censor h/s. From 'Alfred Henry Griffiths' in Res. Lazarett 744 Stalag IV/A. Part of the camp was set aside as a hospital for prisoners: Konigswartha Hospital #744 - Served Stalag 4A. Konigswartha, Saxony. Ref: 314-031.


Price: £15.00
1943 POW l/s. Isle of Man to Belgium. censored 'Camp X, Peel

1943 Prisoner of War lettersheet from the Isle of Man to BELGIUM with PC 90 OBE 6772 label. From 'Camp X, Peel'. Faults. Ref: 309-160.


Price: £25.00
1943 POW l/s. ITALY to 'No. 5 Internment Camp, S. Rhodesia' censored

1943 POW l/s. from ITALY to 'No. 5 Internment Camp, S. Rhodesia' with small PC 90 OBE DE/... label to rear. Imprint: J.48689 -H.6505-D.9820- 20,000L.- 24.2.43. Also part boxed POSTA PER INTERNATI CIVILI DI GUERRA h/s. and PASSED DE/11 h/s. Ref: 311-097.


Price: £65.00
1943 POW l/s. KENYA to Italy. POW / EAC p/m. 'Camp 356 (A)' Eldoret

1943 POW l/s. from KENYA to Italy with d/r. POW / EAC p/m. and boxed censor 028 h/s. From 'Camp 356 (A)' Eldoret. East Africa. Ref: 301-079.


Price: £12.00
1943 POW l/s. KENYA to Italy. POW EAC p/m. censored h/s. Camp 352 - Naivasha

1943 POW l/s. from KENYA to Italy with d/r. POW EAC p/m. and censor P/W MIDDLE EAST 138 h/s. Also German resealing tape tied by s/r. 'Ag' h/s. Camp 352 - Naivasha, Kenya, East Africa. Ref: 307-089.


Price: £18.00
1943 POW l/s. KENYA to Italy. POW EAC p/m. censored. Camp 357 MITUBIRI

1943 POW l/s. from KENYA to Italy with d/r. POW EAC p/m. and boxed P/W MIDDLE EAST 86 h/s. From Camp 357 - MITUBIRI. Faults. Ref: 309-102.


Price: £12.00
1943 POW l/s. S. RHODESIA to ERITREA. "SE IMPOSTATE VIA AEREA / EVITATE RITARDI"

1943 POW l/s. from Southern RHODESIA to ERITREA with "SE IMPOSTATE VIA AEREA / EVITATE RITARDI" h/s. and d/r. ASMARA FERROVIA / ARRIVE PARTENZE transit p/m. [IF SET BY AIR / AVOID DELAYS] From 'Campo No. 3 Internment Camp - Gatooma. Also boxed P/W EAST AFRICA 040 h/s. and PASSED DE 21 h/s. Ref: 301-125.


Price: £120.00
1943 POW l/s. the 'Isle of Man' to Belgium with PC 90 OBE 4575 label

1943 Prisoner of War lettersheet from the 'Isle of Man' to Belgium with PC 90 OBE 4575 label with s/r. 'Ab' h/s. [German censor] From 'J Hache, Camp X, Peel'. Ref: 307-093.


Price: £50.00
1943 POW l/s. USA to Italy. 'Folgore Paracadutisti, POW 211, Washington'

1943 POW l/s. from USA to Italy and censored. From 'Folgore Paracadutisti, POW 211, Washington'. The Paratroopers Brigade "Folgore" is an airborne brigade of the Italian Army. Its core units are three battalions of paratroopers (paracadutisti). The Folgore specializes in parachute operations. [The name Folgore is Italian for lightning.] Ref: 304-103.


Price: £25.00
1943 POW l/s. [I.A.F. Z-2241] INDIA to Italy censored. From No. 7 P.W. Camp

1943 POW l/s. [I.A.F. Z-2241] from INDIA to Italy and censored. From No. 7 P.W. Camp - Bangalore. Ref: 314-063.


Price: £9.00
1943 POW l/s. [I.A.F. Z-2241] INDIA to Italy. No. 1/5 P.W. Camp censored

1943 POW l/s. [I.A.F. Z-2241] from INDIA to Italy and censored. From No. 1/5 P.W. Camp - Bangalore. Fault. Ref: 314-062.


Price: £10.00
1943 POW PC + l/s. KENYA to Germany. POW / EAC p/m. and censored. 'Camp 352'

1943 POW PC and l/s. from KENYA to Germany with d/r. POW / EAC p/m. and censored. From 'Camp 352' - Naivasha. East Africa. Ref: 308-048.


Price: £25.00
1943 POW PC and l/s. CANADA to Germany. POW / 133 p/m. and censor h/s's

1943 POW PC and l/s. from CANADA to Germany with s/r. POW / 133 p/m. and censor h/s's. From "Bruno KROLL" in A Internment Camp ABT. 5. Camp 133 [Lethbridge, Alberta] was noted for holding many high ranking Nazi officers. Ref: 302-023.


Price: £20.00