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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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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 GB to Italy. POW CAMP No. 87 h/s. Byfield Camp, Rugby

1943 (Aug) POW PC from GB to Italy with s/r. POW CAMP No. 87 h/s. Byfield Camp, Rugby, Warwickshire. Great Britain. Also PASSED PW 6995 h/s. Ref: 308-109.


Price: £10.00
1943 POW PC GERMANY to GB. Ilag VII, Laufen censored

1944 Prisoner of War [POW] lettersheet from Germany to GB with oval Ilag VII gepruft h/s. From 'Sidney M Proudly, 468' LAUFEN-OBB. Deported from the Channel Islands. Civilian Internment Camp. Folded. Ref: 310-110.


Price: £25.00
1943 POW PC USA to Italy. NEW YORK m/c. censored. 'FORT BENNING, Georgia'

1943 POW PC from USA to Italy with NEW YORK m/c. and censored in USA and Germany. From 'FORT BENNING, Georgia'. Ref: 313-095.


Price: £12.00
1943 POW PC's USA to Italy. censored PW Camps No. 127 h/s.

1943 POW PC's from USA to Italy and different censor h/s's. with PW Camps No. 127 h/s. - CAMP 9 / AGOSTO. Faults. Ref: 304-102.


Price: £12.00
1943 PPC EGYPT. CAIRO p/m. 'Campo 15, Fayed'. Italian Internees Camp

1943 PPC from EGYPT with s/r. CAIRO p/m. and d/r. CENSORSHIP DEPT M h/s. From 'Campo 15, Fayed'. Italian Internees Camp, Prisoner of War. Ref: 304-105.


Price: £12.00
1943 printed Air Mail POW l/s. [POSTAGE PAID Sh. 1/30] KENYA to Italy 'Camp 352'

1943 printed Air Mail POW l/s. [d/r. POSTAGE PAID Sh. 1/30 h/s. in red] from KENYA to Italy with weak boxed P/W EAST AFRICA 025 h/s. From 'Camp 352' - Naivasha, Kenya. South Africa. Also d/r. POW / EAC p/m. to rear. Ref: 310-002.


Price: £100.00
1943 printed Red Cross PC ITALY regarding POW at 'Addis Ababa' ERITREA

1943 (Dec) printed Red Cross PC from ITALY regarding POW at 'Addis Ababa' ERITREA with d/r. MILANO Red CRoss cachet. Soil. Ref: 306-093.


Price: £15.00
1943 ps POW l/s. GB to 'Fussilier. James HEYS, PM 3200, ITALY'

1943 ps POW l/s. from GB to 'Fussilier. James HEYS, PM 3200, Distacca Mento Campo Lavore, PG M 148/. ITALY'. Censored. Creased. Ref: 307-125.


Price: £12.00
1943 ps POW l/s. GB to 'Henry J le Goupillot, Ilag VII LAUFEN, Germany' censored

1943 ps POW l/s. from GB to 'Henry J le Goupillot, Ilag VII LAUFEN, Germany' and censored. [Deported from the German-occupied Channel Islands. [Guernsey] Internee. One of 10 people that died in Laufen. On 1st. June 1945: Accidently shot in the stomach by David T Fisher whilst sitting in a lorry at Lazarett Baracke and died within 20 minutes] Civilian LE GOUPILLOT, HENRY JAMES died aged 20. Son of Arthur Henry Le Goupillot, of 21 Vauvent, St. Peter Port, Guernsey. Ref: 313-015.


Price: £50.00
1943 ps POW l/s. GB to 'Trooper Daniel Macfarlane, PM 300, ITALY'

1943 ps POW lettersheet from GB to 'Trooper Daniel Macfarlane, PM 300, ITALY' with 'PASSED PW 3318' h/s. and redirected to "cc 148/X". Ref: 308-153.


Price: £12.00
1944 'Civilian Internee' PC SUDAN re: 'Concetto ALESSI, in 401 POW Camp, MEF.

1944 'Civilian Internee' PC from SUDAN regarding 'Concetto ALESSI, in 401 POW Camp, MEF. Captured Asmara 6.1.44 [Eritrea] Ref: 311-004.


Price: £25.00
1944 'EXPRESS' Red X message to Italy. POW Camp 45, Trumpington, Cambs

1944 'EXPRESS' Red X message from Switzerland to Italy with circ. Red Cross cachets. From POW Camp 45, Trumpington, Cambs. Urgent form. Ref: 308-121.


Price: £15.00
1944 'Urgent' Red X request PC Switzerland to Italy. re: Italian POW Fort Meade, USA

1944 'Urgent' Red X request for news PC from Switzerland to Italy with circ. Red Cross cachets. Regarding Italian POW in Camp Fort Meade, USA. Circ. Italian censor h/s. and 12094 US CENSOR. Ref: 312-148.


Price: £10.00