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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 cover ITALY to 'American POW Campo N 8' [OGDEN] repatriated

1944 cover from ITALY to 'American POW Campo N 8' [OGDEN in mss.] and censored. Repatriated h/s. to rear. Ref: 321-134.


Price: £8.00
1944 POW PC 'BNAF' to Italy. No. 217 POW Camp. PASSED BY PW CENSOR

1944 POW PC from 'BNAF' to Italy with boxed US PASSED BY / PW / CENSOR h/s. From No. 217 POW Camp. [British North Africa Forces] Probably Algeria. Ref: 315-111.


Price: £8.00
1944 printed POW PC's ALGERIA to Italy. Camp ORAN. US ARMY PW RELEASED

1944 printed POW PC's from ALGERIA to Italy. Camp ORAN. One with oval US ARMY PW RELEASED h/s. Ref: 309-098.


Price: £8.00
1944-45 printed POW PC's ALGERIA to Italy. Camp No. IX/ti CLAUZEL

1944-45 printed POW PC's from ALGERIA to Italy. Printed for Camp No. IX/ti CLAUZEL. One reused from Camp V T1. Faults. Ref: 309-096.


Price: £8.00
1918 cover GERMANY to Italy. Italian prisoner in Campo Baraca

1918 cover from GERMANY to Italy with German and Italian censor h/s's. Also 'Z' censor h/s. and tied censor label to rear. From Italian prisoner in Campo Baraca. Corner worn. Ref: 309-121.


Price: £9.00
1918 PPC 'Easter Greetings from Doberitz' GERMANY to GB. Camp censor h/s

1918 PPC 'Easter Greetings from Doberitz' from GERMANY to GB with Camp censor h/s. From 'Pte A. Ord, 1st. Gordon Highrs'. Doberitz Prisoner of War Camp. Card by CAT RNVR. NB: Repaired and faults. Ref: 311-111.


Price: £9.00
1939-45 printed YMCA cover from SWITZERLAND to Geneve. From Merzligen bei Hermrigen'

1939-45 printed YMCA cover from SWITZERLAND to Geneve. From Merzligen bei Hermrigen' with d/r. Camp militaire d'internement / Hermrigen / Suisse h/s. From 'Campo internali italiana' [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: 320-038.


Price: £9.00
1939-45 YMCA cover SWITZERLAND, 'Zweisimmen, Military Internee Camp to 'Ginevra'

1939-45 YMCA cover from SWITZERLAND, 'Zweisimmen, Military Internee Camp to 'Ginevra' with d/r. militor internment 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: 315-068.


Price: £9.00
1940 cover + letter FRANCE to 'Stalag IX A, Germany. Standort Kommandantur le Creuset

1940 cover and letter from FRANCE to 'Stalag IX A, Germany with s/r. LE CREUSOT p/m. and s/r. German Standort Kommandantur / Le Creuset h/s. [Commander’s office, Military Command. Le Creusot] Ref: 317-105.


Price: £9.00
1941 (15th. Jan) POW PC [Notification of Capture] from EGYPT to Italy

1941 (15th. Jan) POW PC [Notification of Capture] from EGYPT to Italy via Red Cross, Switzerland and censored. From 'Italian POW Camp, Egypt'. Ref: 317-102.


Price: £9.00
1941 POW l/s. Middle East to Italy. P/W MIDDLE EAST 075 h/s. 'POW Camp 326'

1941 POW l/s. from the Middle East to Italy with boxed P/W MIDDLE EAST 075 h/s. From 'POW Camp 326' [Naples?] Ref: 315-087.


Price: £9.00
1943 Air Mail cover ITALY to 'POW, Fort George G Meade Camp, New York, USA'

1943 Air Mail cover from ITALY to 'POW, Fort George G Meade Camp, New York, USA' with Red Cross h/s. Faults. Ref: 314-086.


Price: £9.00
1943 cover FRANCE to 'Wohulager ME Esslingen-Mettingen, Wurtenberg, Germany'

1943 cover from FRANCE to 'Wohulager ME Esslingen-Mettingen, Wurtenberg, Germany'. Slave Labour Camp. Ref: 317-028.


Price: £9.00
1943 Italian Identity Card. Camp: 78th. Sta. Hosp, APO 763. TUNISIA

1943 (Dec) Italian Identity Card for 'Di Corato Vito' at POW Camp: 78th. Sta. Hosp, APO 763 - TUNISIA. Ref: 311-119.


Price: £9.00
1943 PC's North AFRICA to Italy. Army Form W 3054 (Italian) different Imprints

1943 PC's from North AFRICA to Italy and censored - Army Form W 3054 (Italian) with different Imprints: PSS/NA/5/43/50,000 -AFHQP/239B and PSS-NA-5-43-25,000 -AFHQP-300. Ref: 307-095.


Price: £9.00
1943 POW l/s. INDIA to Italy. censored. No. 14 PW Camp - Bairagarh / Bhopal

1943 POW l/s. from INDIA to Italy and censored. From No. 14 PW Camp - located Bairagarh / Bhopal. Ref: 316-017.


Price: £9.00
1943 POW l/s. Middle East to Italy. 222 POW Camp h/s. P/W MIDDLE EAST 197 h/s.

1943 POW l/s. from the Middle East to Italy with s/l. 222 POW Camp h/s. and boxed P/W MIDDLE EAST 197 h/s. Ref: 316-075.


Price: £9.00
1943 POW l/s. [I.A.F. Z-2241] INDIA to Italy censored. From No. 7 P.W. Camp

1943 POW l/s. [I.A.F. Z-2241] from INDIA to Italy and censored. From No. 7 P.W. Camp - Bangalore. Ref: 314-063.


Price: £9.00
1943 POW PC USA to Italy. NEW YORK m/c. 'Co. 8 Camp ATTERBURY'

1943 POW PC from USA to Italy with NEW YORK m/c. and s/r. US CENSORSHIP h/s. Also German m/c. censor h/s. From 'Co. 8 Camp ATTERBURY'. Ref: 317-121.


Price: £9.00
1944 cover ITALY to Feldpost 02462 - POW Transit Camp 161, Russia

1944 cover from ITALY to Feldpost 02462 - POW Transit Camp 161, Russia, Eastern Front. Trimmed opening edge. Ref: 308-116.


Price: £9.00