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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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1944 cover SICILY to 'No. 4 Internment Camp, Southern Rhodesia' censored

1944 (Dec) Air Mail cover from SICILY to 'No. 4 Internment Camp, Southern Rhodesia' [GATOOMA] and "Osp. Guelo" in mss. [Hospital?] Also censored - PASSED DE/25 h/s. and CAIRO transit m/c. to rear. Corner nick. Ref: 316-128.


Price: £45.00
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: 319-083.


Price: £45.00
1945 POW l/s. ITALY to 'E 17090 Internment, Camp No. 6, Intebbe, UGANDA'

1945 POW l/s. from ITALY to 'E 17090 Internment, Camp No. 6, Intebbe, UGANDA' East Africa. Ref: 315-110.


Price: £45.00
1945-46 POW l/s's to/from 'No. 3 Italian Evacuee Camp, Kenya' located NANYUKI

1945-46 POW l/s's to/from 'No. 3 Italian Evacuee Camp, East Africa Command, Kenya' - located NANYUKI. Both censored. Ref: 315-107.


Price: £45.00
1946 Air Letter EGYPT to GB. FPO 180 p/m. 'X Internee. JW Coleman'

1946 (4th. March) Air Letter from EGYPT to GB with d/r. FPO 180 p/m. From Passenger (Highland Chieftain), 'X Internee. JW Coleman'. mss .. "Ex Sub Inspector, SM Pola'. Troopship ss Highland Chieftain left Beijing [CHINA] 26th. Jan 1946. Arrived Oostende [BELGIUM] 16th. March 1946. [Ran aground 1946]Creased. Ref: 317-137.


Price: £45.00
1946 cover S. RHODESIA to USA. oval "NORTON INTERNMENT CAMP SOUTHERN RHODESIA"

1946 (Oct) cover from S. RHODESIA to USA with d/r. NORTON p/m. and oval "NORTON INTERNMENT CAMP / SOUTHERN RHODESIA" h/s. From 'TES 207'. Ref: 315-077.


Price: £45.00
1948 (April) POW cover LIBYA to Germany. BENGHASI / AIR MAIL p/m.

1948 (April) POW cover from LIBYA to Germany with BENGHASI / AIR MAIL p/m. canc. adhesives with 'MEF' o/p. From '2278 Ind. German POW Working Coy, Benghasi, Nord-Afrika. POW: Prisoner of War. Ref: 316-117.


Price: £45.00
1948 cover LIBYA to Germany. 'German PW, MELF 6, Benghazi'

1948 cover from LIBYA to Germany with weak d/r. BENGHAZI p/m. canc. adhesives with 'MEF' o/p. From 'AW Coy (German PW), MELF 6, Benghazi'. POW: Prisoner of War. POW. Ref: 310-143.


Price: £45.00
1916 PPC [Easter Greetings - Russian] Germany to GB. Doeberitz Camp

1916 PPC [Easter Greetings - Russian] from Germany to GB with LONDON PAID m/c. and Camp censor h/s. From 'MW Manning, Royal Naval Division. Sanitat at Rohrbeck Hospitat [Hospital] Prisoner of War in Doberitz Camp. Ref: 308-151.


Price: £50.00
1941 POW PC PALESTINE to Red Cross, Switzerland. Italian POW Camp N7

1941 (Jan) POW PC [Notification of Capture] from PALESTINE to Red Cross, Switzerland and censored. From 'Gino Canella, Artigliere. IV Div. 10 Batteria 20 Reg.' in Italian POW Camp N7. [Italian Artillery captured in North Africa] Ref: 316-130.


Price: £50.00
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 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
1944 POW PC GERMANY to India. "Mit Luftpost Nach India Ueber Madrid Bis Tangier"

1944 (Nov.) Air Mail POW PC from GERMANY to India [10 Pf RATE] endorsed "Mit Luftpost Nach India Ueber Madrid Bis Tangier" with s/r. Camp censor h/s. From 'Capt. Jones, Eric' Oflag VII B . [German prisoner-of-war camp for officers, located in Eichstštt, Bavaria] Addressed to 'D.E. Augier' - OBE, Finance Minister. Also d/r. TONK-RAJ receipt p/m. [1940: AUGIER, Douglas Eric, O.B.E., Opium dept., -United - Provs. (jt. opium officer, Malwa)] Ref: 312-062.


Price: £50.00
1944-45 POW l/s's. 'Interniertenpost' GERMANY to GB with d/r. BIBERACH p/m.

1944-45 POW l/s's. 'Interniertenpost' from GERMANY to GB with d/r. BIBERACH p/m. and censors. From 'Nicol Spence 534' Lager Biberach - Civilian Internee. [Channel Islander deported to internment camp in 1942 and 1943] Faults. Ref: 316-043.


Price: £50.00
1941 (June) POW PC EGYPT to Switzerland from Italian Submarine "Anfititre"

1941 (June) POW PC EGYPT to Switzerland and censored. From sailor previously on Italian Submarine "Anfititre". RN destroyer Greyhound sank the Italian submarine Anfitrite on 6th. March 1941 east of Crete, as she attempted to attack Convoy GA.8 which was carrying British troops to Greece. The Anfitrite, (590 tons) was completed in 1933 and normally carries a complement of 41. Ref: 320-112.


Price: £65.00
1943 POW l/s. ITALY to 'No. 5 Internment Camp, S. Rhodesia' censored

1943 POW l/s. from ITALY to 'No. 5 Internment Camp, S. Rhodesia' with small PC 90 OBE DE/... label to rear. Imprint: J.48689 -H.6505-D.9820- 20,000L.- 24.2.43. Also part boxed POSTA PER INTERNATI CIVILI DI GUERRA h/s. and PASSED DE/11 h/s. Ref: 311-097.


Price: £65.00
1939 (Dec) PC GERMANY. WEIMER p/m. Czech in Buchenwald Concentration Camp

1939 (Dec) PC [Type Po2a] from GERMANY with d/r. WEIMER p/m. and censor 'Gepruft / Block 47' h/s. [Type C9 and C16] From Czech POW in Buchenwald Concentration Camp. [Type Nos. from Lordahl's German Concentration Camps 1933-45] Ref: 320-131


Price: £70.00
1915 PC MALTA to Austria. oval FREE FROM PRISONER OF WAR - MALTA h/s.

1915 (28th. March) PC from MALTA to Austria with oval FREE FROM PRISONER OF WAR - MALTA / PC h/s. From 'Louis Witte, Verdala Barracks, Island of Malta'. Ref: 308-043.


Price: £75.00
1916 PPC ISLE of MAN. ALIEN'S DETENTION CAMP / CENSORED / KNOCKALOE, IOM

1916 illustrated PPC from the ISLE of MAN to 'Somerset' with oval ALIEN'S DETENTION CAMP / CENSORED / KNOCKALOE, IOM h/s. From 'John Dechart, Peel, IOM'. Folded. Ref: 310-115.


Price: £75.00
1942 cover from ALGERIA to GB with part s/r. LAGHOUAT / ALGER p/m. Internee

1942 cover from ALGERIA to GB with part s/r. LAGHOUAT / ALGER p/m. and d/r. CENTRE D'INTERNMENT DES / MILITAIRES BRITANIQUE h/s. and PC 90 OBE 318 label. From 'Leading Steward A Walker, Camp des Internes Laghouat, Algeria' - British sailor. The Vichy French ran LAGHOUAT POW Camp in the Saharah Desert. It was notorious for poor conditions, the men were given very little food or water. NB: Opening edge faults. Ref: 320-041.


Price: £75.00