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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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1914-18 PPC oval ALIENS DETENTION CAMP / CENSORED / KNOCKALOE IOM h/s.

1914-18 PPC [Grimsby and Louth] with oval ALIENS DETENTION CAMP / CENSORED / KNOCKALOE IOM h/s. Sent under cover of letter. NB: Tear. Ref: 307-039.


Price: £18.00
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
1944 POW l/s. East AFRICA to Italy. Camp No. 359 Burguret, Kenya

1944 POW l/s. from East AFRICA to Italy with d/r. POW / EAC p/m. and P/W MIDDLE EAST 010 h/s. Located Camp No. 359 Burguret, Kenya. Also OPENED BY / PRISONER OF WAR CENSORSHIP label. Ref: 305-091.


Price: £18.00
1944 POW PC South AFRICA to 'Italian Evacuee Camp No. 1B, Kenia'

1944 POW PC [POW 10] from Italian POW in South AFRICA to 'Italian Evacuee Camp No. 1B, Kenia' [Kenya, East Africa] and censored. [Camp to Camp] Folded. Ref: 304-085.


Price: £18.00
1944 uprated ps PC GERMANY to France. DAF Gemeinschafts Lager Seeblick Barak

1944 uprated ps PC GERMANY to France with d/r. Friederichshafen p/m. From DAF Gemeinschafts Lager Seeblick Barak. Friederichshafen' [Labour Camp] with s/r. Censor Ae' h/s. Ref: 304-088.


Price: £18.00
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
1946 POW l/s. GB to Italy. 200 POW Camp h/s. Abergavenny, Mon. Wales

1946 POW l/s. from GB to Italy with s/r. 200 POW Camp h/s. - Llanover, Abergavenny, in Wales. Great Britain. Corner fault. Ref: 310-157.


Price: £18.00
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 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
1939-45 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 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 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
1940 circa. covers SWITZERLAND to France. Camp Militaire d'interement / Islikion / Siusse h/s.

c.1940 covers from SWITZERLAND to France with d/r. Camp Militaire d'interement / Islikion / Siusse h/s. One with tied Censura militare and Geoffnet labels to rear. From 'Manceaux, Jean. 34th Bie 12th groupe, 402 Rgt de DCA. Camp dInterement de GUNDETSWIL canton de Zurich. [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. NB: Opens out. Ref: 316-015.


Price: £15.00
1940 cover FRANCE to 'Caporal Martin, 23rd. R.I.F., Internee militaire a Genensee

1940 (June) cover from FRANCE to 'Caporal Victor Martin, 23rd. R.I.F., Internee militaire a Genensee canton de Laucerne, Switzerland' with Censura militare label. [Battle of France: 10 May 1940 25 Jun 1940: 23rd Fortress Infantry Regiment - 23e Rgiment d'Infanterie de Forteresse (RIF) Unit was stationed in the Soufflenheim sub-sector and experienced bombardments beginning 14 May, with direct assault finally beginning 13 June.] 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. Folded. Ref: 316-014.


Price: £15.00
1941 PC EGYPT to 'Alexandria' with oct. Postal Censor h/s. From 'Michele Gaeta'

1941 PC from EGYPT to 'Alexandria' with oct. Postal Censor h/s. From 'Michele Gaeta, Italian Internees Camp Fayed, No. 7 24'. Prisoner of War. Ref: 315-088.


Price: £15.00
1941 uprated ps PC MACEDONIA to Germany. Stalag XII and censored

1941 uprated ps PC from MACEDONIA to Germany, 'Stalag XII-F' with d/r. BITOLIA p/m. and censored. [Stalag XII-F was located near Forbach in the French department of Moselle , Lorraine] Ref: 301-028.


Price: £15.00
1942 'EXPRES' cover BELGIUM to 'lager 8, Leipzig, Germany' censored

1942 'EXPRES' cover from BELGIUM to 'lager 8, Leipzig, Germany' with s/r. ANTWERP p/m. and tied Geoffnet censor label. Also d/r. LEIPZIG receipt p/m. [Stalag IV-G was a POW Camp for NCOs and enlisted men, not in the usual sense, but a series of "Work Camps" throughout Saxony, administered from Oschatz, situated between Leipzig and Dresden.] Ref: 304-147.


Price: £15.00
1942 Red Cross PC ITALY to 'Camp 32, Union of South Africa' censored

1942 Red Cross PC from ITALY to 'Camp 32, Union of South Africa'. Adhesives removed by censor and boxed P/w MIDDLE EAST 007 h/s. placed over. Edge nick. Ref: 307-090.


Price: £15.00
1943 covers GB to Pte. JJ Surtees, APO 4330'. REPORTED POW h/s.

1943 covers from GB to Pte. JJ Surtees, 16th Batt DLI, APO 4330. British North Africa Forces' with boxed ADDRESSEE IS REPORTED POW h/s. Also d/r. FPO 285 p/m. to rear [MEF] Ref: 309-151.


Price: £15.00