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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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1943 POW l/s. GB to Italy. Camp No. 107. Penleigh Camp, Wookey Hole, Wells, Somerset

1943 POW l/s. from GB to Italy with circ. POW Camp No. 107 h/s. - Penleigh Camp, Wookey Hole, Wells, Somerset. Great Britain. Ref: 320-114.


Price: £10.00
1943 POW l/s. GB to Italy. POW Camp No. 51 - Allington Camp, Grantham,

1943 POW l/s. from GB to Italy with s/r. POW Camp No. 51 Great Britain h/s. - Allington Camp, Grantham, Lincolnshire Also d/r. Italian censor h/s. Ref: 318-151.


Price: £10.00
1943 POW l/s. South AFRICA to Germany censored. Block: 'Osperdale'

1943 POW l/s. [POW 9] from South AFRICA to Germany and censored in S. Africa and Germany. From Block: 'Osperdale'. [Hospital] Repaired using bilingual "Buy Union Loan Certificates/Koop Uni Lening Sertifikate". Ref: 316-098.


Price: £10.00
1943 POW l/s. [I.A.F. Z-2241] INDIA to Italy. No. 1/5 P.W. Camp censored

1943 POW l/s. [I.A.F. Z-2241] from INDIA to Italy and censored. From No. 1/5 P.W. Camp - Bangalore. Fault. Ref: 314-062.


Price: £10.00
1944 'Urgent' Red X request PC Switzerland to Italy. re: Italian POW Fort Meade, USA

1944 'Urgent' Red X request for news PC from Switzerland to Italy with circ. Red Cross cachets. Regarding Italian POW in Camp Fort Meade, USA. Circ. Italian censor h/s. and 12094 US CENSOR. Ref: 312-148.


Price: £10.00
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: 318-092.


Price: £10.00
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
1944-45 covers GERMANY to 'Willi Wigger, POW Camp Ellis, USA' censor labels

1944-45 covers [One Air Mail] from GERMANY to 'Willi Wigger, POW Camp Ellis, USA' [Illinois] with censor labels. Ref: 317-104.


Price: £10.00
1945 POW l/s. GB to Italy. 'Camp 137' - Hezeldene Camp, Plymouth

1945 POW l/s. from GB to Italy with weak m/c. and s/r. Camp h/s. From 'Camp 137' - Chaddlewood House, Ellburton, Hezeldene Camp, Plymouth'. Faults. Ref: 318-003.


Price: £10.00
1945 POW l/s. GB to Italy. POW Camp No. 95 h/s. - Batford Camp, Harpenden

1945 POW l/s. from GB to Italy with s/r. POW Camp No. 95 h/s. - Batford Camp, Harpenden, Hertfordshire [Great Britain] and PASSED P/W m/c. Ref: 319-148.


Price: £10.00
1945 POW l/s. INDIA to Italy. censored. No. 12 PW Camp. Bairagarh/Bhopal

1945 POW l/s. from INDIA to Italy and censored. From No. 12 PW Camp, located Bairagarh/Bhopal. Faults. Ref: 320-036.


Price: £10.00
1946 (Nov) POW PC FRANCE to USA. Camp cachet. Depot 132, Troucais Allier

1946 (Nov) POW PC from FRANCE to USA with d/r. Camp cachet. From Depot 132, Troucais Allier. Ref: 308-085.


Price: £10.00
1946 POW l/s. FRANCE to USA. Depot 141, FEYZIN (Isere) censored

1946 (Oct) POW l/s. from FRANCE to USA with d/r. Camp cachet. From Depot 141, FEYZIN (Isere) and censored. Ref: 308-083.


Price: £10.00
1946 POW l/s. GB to Italy. POW Camp No. 74, Racecourse Camp, Tarporley

1946 POW l/s. from GB to Italy with s/r. POW Camp No. 74 Great Britain h/s. - Racecourse Camp, Tarporley, Cheshire. Also d/r. TORCHIAROLO receipt p/m. Ref: 316-127.


Price: £10.00
1946 POW PC GB to Italy. POW CAMP No. 122 - Hatch End, Middlesex

1946 POW PC from GB to Italy with circ. POW CAMP No. 122 GREAT BRITAIN h/s. - Oxley Lane Camp, Hatch End, Middlesex. Ref: 309-153.


Price: £10.00
1917 cover SWITZERLAND to GB. British POW interned in MURREN

1917 cover from SWITZERLAND to GB with d/r. MURREN p/m. and LONDON PAID m/c. From British POW interned in MURREN with OPENED BY CENSOR PW 178 label. Ref: 307-113.


Price: £12.00
1917 PPC GERMANY to GB. 'Pte. James Brown, Stuttgart, Germany' POW censored

1917 PPC [Real photo 'French-Algerian'] from GERMANY to GB with LONDON PAID m/c. and censored. From 'Pte. James Brown, Stuttgart, Germany' POW. Ref: 320-103.


Price: £12.00
1943 cover GB to 'Spr Cheshire, 296 Army Field Coy, MEF'. REPORTED POW

1943 (May) cover from GB to 'Spr. Cheshire U, 296 Army Field Coy, RE, Middle East Forces' with boxed ADDRESSEE IS REPORTED PRISONER OF WAR h/s. Ref: 308-128.


Price: £12.00
1943 different POW l/s's ITALY to Washington, USA. Camp Nos. 210 and 212

1943 different POW l/s's from ITALY to Washington, USA. Italian POW's in Camp Nos. 210 and 212 and censored. Ref: 307-094.


Price: £12.00
1943 POW l/s. KENYA to Italy. POW / EAC p/m. 'Camp 356 (A)' Eldoret

1943 POW l/s. from KENYA to Italy with d/r. POW / EAC p/m. and boxed censor 028 h/s. From 'Camp 356 (A)' Eldoret. East Africa. Ref: 318-111.


Price: £12.00