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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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1941 cover AUSTRIA to Germany. GUNTERSDORF p/m. Stalag XVII B h/s.

1941 cover from AUSTRIA to Germany with d/r. GUNTERSDORF p/m. and Stalag XVII B h/s. [Gneixendorf] Also s/r. Battalion 890 h/s. NB: Trimmed opening edge. Ref: 317-112.


Price: £4.00
1945 AEF Assembly Centre Registration Card and Registration Record

1945 AEF Assembly Centre Registration Card. Italian Prisoner interned in Germany Sept. 1943 and moved to to TRIESTE, Italy. Also 1945 AEF DP Registration Record Card. [American Expeditionary Forces Displaced Persons (AEF DP) registration card] US Government printing. Faults.Ref: 313-131.


Price: £4.00
1946 (Sept) cover AUSTRIA to Red Cross, Switzerland re: POW. Censor 1407 h/s.

1946 (Sept) cover from AUSTRIA to Red Cross, Switzerland regarding POW with DROSING m/c. and s/r. censor 1407 h/s. Ref: 314-061.


Price: £4.00
1939-45 cover SWITZERLAND. Camp militaire d'internement / Grunematt / Suisse

1939-45 cover from SWITZERLAND to 'Geneve' with d/r. Camp militaire d'internement / Grunematt / Suisse 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: 316-012.


Price: £6.00
1940 cover FRANCE to 'Mr Alexander, Oflag VIII D, Germany'. Tittmoning Castle

1940 POW cover from FRANCE to 'Mr Alexander, Oflag VIII D, Germany' [Tittmoning Castle] with d/r. Censor 8 h/s. Ref: 318-083.


Price: £6.00
1940 POW PC FRANCE to Stalag IX A, Germany. s/r. FELDPOST p/m. Camp censor

1940 POW PC from FRANCE to Stalag IX A, Germany with s/r. FELDPOST p/m. and Camp censor h/s. NB: Heavy folds. Ref: 319-082.


Price: £6.00
1943 (June) POW PC ALGERIA to Italy and censored. Depot: 'Boghar'

1943 (June) POW PC from ALGERIA to Italy and censored. From Depot: 'Boghar'. [a town and commune in Mda Province] Ref: 319-081.


Price: £6.00
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. 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
19444 POW l/s. EGYPT to Italy with German censor h/s. Camp 304 - Helwan

19444 POW l/s. from EGYPT to Italy with German censor h/s. Camp 304 - Helwan. Also P/W MIDDLE EAST 258 h/s. Ref: 306-067.


Price: £6.00
1945 cover ITALY to POW Camp Fort Meade, Box 20, New York, USA'

1945 cover from ITALY to POW Camp Fort Meade, Box 20, New York, USA' with 12,712 US CENSOR h/s. Ref: 309-103.


Price: £6.00
1945 Travel Permit 'A'. 994 Docks Operating Coy. No. 1 Docks Group, RE

1945 (Dec) Travel Permit 'A' / Work Permit with oval 994 Docks Operating Coy. / No. 1 Docks Group, RE h/s. Boxed SERVICE SAER Tram No. 5 FF SS Bari. Also in Italian. Ref: 313-116.


Price: £6.00
1946 (April) PC [Army Form No. W3494] GERMANY. 'Munster lager'

1946 (April) PC [Army Form No. W3494] from GERMANY with d/r. UELZEN p/m. From 'Munster lager'. [Imprint: PSS A 5296 750M 10-45] Ref: 317-155.


Price: £6.00
1946 POW PC ALGERIA to Italy. Camp No. VL SAIDO

1946 printed POW PC's from ALGERIA to Italy. Camp No. VL SAIDO with s/r. Camp censor h/s. Ref: 309-097.


Price: £6.00
1946 PPC FRANCE to Germany. DEPOT DE P.G. DEL'AXE 102 / COLMAR h/s.

1946 PPC from FRANCE to Germany with d/r. DEPOT DE P.G. DEL'AXE 102 / CENSURE / COLMAR h/s. (Haut-Rhin) Ref: 316-131.


Price: £6.00
1941 POW PC from INDIA to Italy and censored. From No. 8 P.W. Camp

1941 POW PC from INDIA to Italy and censored. From No. 8 P.W. Camp - Bangalore. Ref: 314-064.


Price: £7.00
1942 POW PC GB to Italy. oval PRISONER OF WAR No. 8 CAMP h/s.

1942 (Aug.) POW PC from GB to Italy with oval PRISONER OF WAR No. 8 CAMP h/s. and censored. Corner bent. Ref: 317-054.


Price: £8.00
1943 Negitive copy of 'Fiche concernnant' form. Italian POW at BOGHAR

1943 Negitive copy of 'Fiche concernnant' form. Italian POW at BOGHAR, Algeria with Red Cross h/s. to rear. Ref: 319-097.


Price: £8.00
1943 POW PC and reply part ALGERIA to Italy. censored. 'Campo IV Djelfa'

1943 POW PC and reply part from ALGERIA to Italy with oval OUVERT / T.A. 316 h/s. and boxed JB h/s. From 'Campo IV Djelfa'. Folded. Ref: 316-076.


Price: £8.00
1944 circa. cover SWITZERLAND. Camp militaire d'internment / Suisse h/s. 'Chexery'

c.1944 covers from SWITZERLAND. One with d/r. Camp militaire d'internment / Suisse h/s. from 'Chexery' using YMCA envelope. [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. Faults. Ref: 315-010.


Price: £8.00