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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 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 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
1943-44 POW l/s's to/from Camp 352, NAIVASHA, East Africa to Italy

1943-44 POW l/s's to/from Camp 352, NAIVASHA, Kenya, East Africa to Italy with d/r. EA POW p/m. One with s/r. 'Ag' German censor h/s. Ref: 315-162.


Price: £20.00
1943-45 POW PC's ITALY to 'Camp 28 POW, c/o GPO Bombay (India) censored

1943-45 Red Cross POW PC's [Mod. 37] from ITALY to 'Camp 28 POW, c/o GPO Bombay (India) and censored. Camp located Kanga Valley/Yol. [3 No.] Ref: 314-054.


Price: £20.00
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
1944 (18th. Oct.) POW PC 'Interniertenpost' GERMANY to GB. BIBERACH p/m.

1944 (18th. Oct.) POW PC 'Interniertenpost' from GERMANY to GB with d/r. BIBERACH p/m. and censors. From 'Nicol Spence 534' Lager Biberach - Civilian Internee. mss .. "A second medical commission has visited the Camp & I believe about 170 people passed for repatriation. The Burlingham's, Hodder's, Bryans & Richards are included. Mr. Whitehead got through, but not Mrs., though I think she stands a good chance on sympathetic grounds. A Neutral commission came a few days after & are passing on applications of dependants to the right quarter". [Channel Islander deported to internment camp in 1942 and 1943] Ref: 314-029.


Price: £35.00
1944 (29th. Nov.) POW l/s. 'Interniertenpost' GERMANY to GB. BIBERACH p/m.

1944 (29th. Nov.) POW l/s. 'Interniertenpost' from GERMANY to GB with d/r. BIBERACH p/m. and censors. From 'Nicol Spence 534' Lager Biberach - Civilian Internee. mss .. "The protecting power have asked for a list of all repatriated internees who are relatives of those previously exchanged as sick .. There have been changes in the Camp since you left. Unattached single women have gone to Liebenau , B11 has moved to B12, and various people have drifting in fron Italy & Poland- lastly 148 of the long expected Benghasi & Tripoli Jews have turned up.. They have been the hoop, but are motley & villainous looking crowd, with a lot of Arab & Negro blood in them. The women are in 11 with Mrs. Mills as Bar Leeder, the men in B22". [Channel Islander deported to internment camp in 1942 and 1943] Faults. Ref: 315-057.


Price: £35.00
1944 (Dec.) POW l/s. 'Interniertenpost' GERMANY to GB d/r. BIBERACH p/m.

1944 (Dec.) POW l/s. 'Interniertenpost' from GERMANY to GB with d/r. BIBERACH p/m. and censors. From 'Nicol Spence 534' Lager Biberach - Civilian Internee. mss .. "The repatr. question has been opened up again. All male dependents "capable of bearing arms" were excluded, and a later definition fixed military age as 15-60". etc. [Channel Islander deported to internment camp in 1942 and 1943] Faults. Ref: 315-057.


Price: £30.00
1944 (Dec.) POW PC 'Interniertenpost'. GERMANY to GB. BIBERACH p/m. censored

1944 (Dec.) POW PC 'Interniertenpost' from GERMANY to GB with d/r. BIBERACH p/m. and censors. From 'Nicol Spence 534' Lager Biberach - Civilian Internee. mss .. "Room 71 has lost another of its members. Poor old Richard died suddenly on Sunday night … The Benghazi's are now in 12 + 13 wired off". [Channel Islander deported to internment camp in 1942 and 1943] Ref: 308-056.


Price: £35.00
1944 (Sept.) POW l/s. 'Interniertenpost' GERMANY to GB with d/r. BIBERACH p/m.

1944 (Sept.) POW l/s. 'Interniertenpost' from GERMANY to GB with d/r. BIBERACH p/m. and censors. From 'Nicol Spence 534' Lager Biberach - Civilian Internee. mss .. "It is two years today that we left Jersey … Old Ferrers has gone to the diplomat's camp". [Channel Islander deported to internment camp in 1942 and 1943] Ref: 308-056.


Price: £35.00
1944 Air Mail l/s. from POW in KENYA to Italy with d/r. POSTAGE PAID / SI.30 h/s.

1944 Air Mail l/s. from POW in KENYA to Italy with d/r. POSTAGE PAID / SI.30 h/s. and boxed censored P/W MIDDLE EAST 010 h/s. Also German censor h/s. to rear. From 'POW Camp No. 365 - Londiani. East Africa. Ref: 315-106.


Price: £45.00
1944 Air Mail POW l/s. from Stalag VIII A, Germany to NEW ZEALAND

1944 Air Mail POW lettersheet from Stalag VIII A, Germany to NEW ZEALAND [40pf RATE] endorsed 'Luftpost bis Nordamerica'. From 'NH Atkinson'. mss : "The Commission from the Swiss Legation in Berlin came, listened & one or two things have been fixed up." Ref: 304-135.


Price: £30.00
1944 Air Mail POW l/s. KENYA to Italy. POW EAC p/m. Camp 361 - Namanga

1944 Air Mail POW l/s. from KENYA to Italy with d/r. POW EAC p/m. Camp 361 - Namanga, Kenya, East Africa. Ref: 307-088.


Price: £15.00
1944 AM Air Letter 'AUSPO, London' to AUSTRALIA

1944 Air Mail Air Letter from 'AUSPO, London' to AUSTRALIA with BRIGHTON m/c. and oval STATION POST OFFICE RAF BRIGHTON SUSSEX h/s. AUSPO dealt liberated POW's from European Camps. From 'AUS. 35395 Sgt. P. Grey'. Folded. Ref: 304-119.


Price: £15.00