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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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1944 Italian Identification Card. Camp 404 - Ivy Bridge, Devon. Great Britain

1944 (March) Italian Identification Card. From Camp 404 - Ivy Bridge, Devon. Great Britain. Ref: 312-109.


Price: £9.00
1944 letter Genova, ITALY. 'Radio Vaticana' message regarding POW Algeria

1944 letter from Genova, ITALY. 'Radio Vaticana' message regarding POW Algeria: "From today's broadcast of the Vatican radio we captured the following radio message". Ref: 306-095.


Price: £15.00
1944 POW l/s's to/from 'Stalag IX A, Ziegenhain, GERMANY' to Italy censored

1944 POW l/s's to/from 'Stalag IX A, Ziegenhain, GERMANY' to Italy and censored. [Stalag IX-A, Trutzhain in the territory of Ziegenhain For Non-Commissioned Officers] Faults. Ref: 302-028.


Price: £10.00
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 l/s. FRANCE to 'Stalag 325' Rawa-Ruska and redirected to Italy.

1944 POW l/s. from FRANCE to 'Cap. Salaorni Luigi, Stalag 325' Rawa-Ruska with NICE m/c. and redirected to Italy etc. with d/r. dumb receipt p/m. The "Stalag 325" is located near Rawa-Ruska, Ukrainian region of Galicia, in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic , from March 1942 to February 1944.: became the camp of "deportation" for the French and Belgian recidivists of the escape, considered "irrecoverable". The commander of the camp was Lieutenant-Colonel Herr Borck, he had received secret orders from Himmler to annihilate all French "terrorists". Ref: 302-039.


Price: £45.00
1944 POW l/s. from INDIA to Italy with PASSED DHP/4 h/s. From Camp 28

1944 POW l/s. from INDIA to Italy with PASSED DHP/4 h/s. From Camp 28 - Kangra Valley, YOL. Prisoner of War Post. Ref: 301-042.


Price: £10.00
1944 POW l/s. from ITALY to Stalag XVII B, Austria and censored

1944 POW l/s. from ITALY to Stalag XVII B, Austria and censored. Located: Krems-Gneixendorf, near VIENNA. Ref: 314-087.


Price: £9.00
1944 POW l/s. GB to Italy. Camp N. 64. Castle Rankine Camp, DENNY

1944 POW l/s. from GB to Italy with weak s/r. Camp h/s. From POW Camp N. 64. Castle Rankine Camp, DENNY, Stirling. Scotland. Great Britain. Ref: 307-111.


Price: £12.00
1944 POW l/s. GB to Italy. POW Camp No. 82 Great Britain h/s. Hempton Green

1944 POW l/s. from GB to Italy with circ. POW Camp No. 82 Great Britain h/s. Hempton Green Camp, Fakenham, Norfolk. Also PASSED P.W. 8759 censor h/s. Ref: 313-089.


Price: £10.00
1944 POW l/s. GERMANY to GB. 'John Lewis, Internierunslager BIBERACH'

1944 POW l/s. from GERMANY to GB and redirected with d/r. dumb p/m. and censored. From 'John Charles Lewis', Internierunslager BIBERACH. Allied civilian from Jersey, Channel Islands. Ref: 310-158.


Price: £30.00
1944 POW l/s. GERMANY to Italy. Camp censor h/s. From Stalag VI D

1944 POW l/s. and reply from GERMANY to Italy with oval US ARMY PW EXAMINER h/s. and Camp censor h/s. From Stalag VI D - Dortmund. Ref: 309-109.


Price: £6.00
1944 POW l/s. GERMANY to Italy. Stalag XII A Fichtenhain, Krefeld

1944 POW l/s. from GERMANY to Italy with boxed Camp censor Stalag VI J h/s. From Prisoner number 'M53016' ['M' signifies a Naval unit] Stalag XII A located Fichtenhain, Krefeld. Ref: 308-129.


Price: £9.00
1944 POW l/s. GERMANY to USA. 'Robert O Griffith 2nd. LT AC, Stalag Luft 3'

1944 Air Mail POW l/s. from GERMANY to USA with d/r. dumb p/m. and boxed Taxe percue h/s. From 'Robert O Griffith 2nd. LT AC, at Stalag Luft 3'. Ref: 302-011.


Price: £15.00
1944 POW l/s. ITALY to 'Camp N. 351' Nairobi, East Africa Command [KENYA]

1944 POW l/s. from ITALY to 'Camp N. 351' Nairobi, East Africa Command [KENYA] with 'DESTRO' in mss. [Farm] Also d/r. NAIROBI / POSTE RESTANTE receipt p/m. to rear and boxed censor h/s. Ref: 305-090.


Price: £20.00
1944 POW l/s. ITALY to 'Oflag 83, Germany'. located Wietzendorf. censored

1944 POW l/s. ITALY to 'Oflag 83, Germany'. located Wietzendorf and censored. [The camp was initially used for Soviet prisoners from the Eastern Front; later it was partially evacuated because of the poor sanitary conditions and used to house other prisoners, including many Italian war prisoners (Italienische Militaerinternierte) which Nazi Germany considered to have lost their military status, as they had declined to follow Mussolini's orders after the armistice between Italy and the Allies signed on 3 September 1943] Ref: 301-046.


Price: £15.00
1944 POW l/s. ITALY to GERMANY. Stalag II B. 'LA CENSURA GERMANICA' label

1944 POW l/s. from ITALY to GERMANY, Stalag II B with tied 'LA CENSURA GERMANICA' label: E'severamente proibito scrivere il nom dell'Arbeitskommando. Aggiunge te al vostro indirizzo solo il numero distintivo dell'Arbeitskommando, altrimenti la vostra lettera sara' cestinata. LA CENSURA GERMANICA.
[It is strictly forbidden to write the name of the Arbeitskommando. [work detail] Add yourself to your address only the distinguishing number of the Arbeitskommando, otherwise your letter will be trashed. GERMAN CENSURE] Ref: 302-014.


Price: £100.00
1944 POW l/s. South AFRICA - Inter Camp mail to ZONDERWATER censored

1944 POW l/s. [POW 9] from Italian prisoner in South AFRICA - Inter Camp mail to ZONDERWATER and censored. Re: 304-084.


Price: £20.00
1944 POW l/s. South AFRICA to Italy. bi-lingual S. Africa + German censors

1944 POW l/s. [POW 9] from South AFRICA to Italy with bi-lingual S. Africa and German censors. From Campo 35, Blocco 12. Imprint: 3.42. M 7337. Ref: 313-087.


Price: £9.00
1944 POW l/s. TUNISIA to Italy. 'Campo XVI' censored

1944 POW l/s. from TUNISIA to Italy and censored. From 'Campo XVI' - Tunis. Ref: 309-120.


Price: £6.00
1944 POW l/s. USA to Italy. '203 POW Camp, Washington'. US + German censors

1944 POW l/s. from USA to Italy with US and German censors. From '203 POW Camp, Washington'. Ref: 314-085.


Price: £9.00