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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. KENYA to Italy. POW EAC p/m. censored. Camp 357 MITUBIRI

1943 POW l/s. from KENYA to Italy with d/r. POW EAC p/m. and boxed P/W MIDDLE EAST 86 h/s. From Camp 357 - MITUBIRI. Faults. Ref: 309-102.


Price: £12.00
1943 POW PC USA to Italy. NEW YORK m/c. censored. 'FORT BENNING, Georgia'

1943 POW PC from USA to Italy with NEW YORK m/c. and censored in USA and Germany. From 'FORT BENNING, Georgia'. Ref: 313-095.


Price: £12.00
1943 POW PC's USA to Italy. censored PW Camps No. 127 h/s.

1943 POW PC's from USA to Italy and different censor h/s's. with PW Camps No. 127 h/s. - CAMP 9 / AGOSTO. Faults. Ref: 321-132.


Price: £12.00
1943 ps POW l/s. GB to 'Fussilier. James HEYS, PM 3200, ITALY'

1943 ps POW l/s. from GB to 'Fussilier. James HEYS, PM 3200, Distacca Mento Campo Lavore, PG M 148/. ITALY'. Censored. Creased. Ref: 307-125.


Price: £12.00
1943 ps POW l/s. GB to 'Trooper Daniel Macfarlane, PM 300, ITALY'

1943 ps POW lettersheet from GB to 'Trooper Daniel Macfarlane, PM 300, ITALY' with 'PASSED PW 3318' h/s. and redirected to "cc 148/X". Ref: 308-153.


Price: £12.00
1944 Airgraph + envelope 'RAAF Auspo, London' to AUSTRALIA

1944 Airgraph and delivery envelope from 'RAAF Auspo, London' to 'Group 660, RAAF, Nelsons Bay, NSW, AUSTRALIA' with RAF censor R11/370 h/s. [NOT RECORDED] AUSPO dealt liberated POW's from European Camps. Ref: 320-141.


Price: £12.00
1944 cover AUSTRIA to Italy. FELDPOST p/m. Fp 45542E censored

1944 cover from AUSTRIA to Italy with s/r. FELDPOST p/m. From Fp 45542E - POW Construction and Labour Battalion 18. Located Salzburg. Also censor m/c. Riemer D-40 of Munich. Ref: 308-115.


Price: £12.00
1944 cover from SWITZERLAND to 'Camp Int. It. Kronbuhl, St. Gallen'

1944 cover from SWITZERLAND to 'Camp Int. It. Kronbuhl, St. Gallen' with NEUCHATEL slogan m/c. and boxed Zuzustellen 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: 320-037.


Price: £12.00
1944 cover GERMANY to POW Camp, Camp Perry, USA. tied censor labels

1944 (Nov) cover from GERMANY to 'Karl Eberhardt', POW Camp, Camp Perry, USA with tied censor labels and d/r. APOLDA p/m. From Apolda, Adolf-Hitler Str. [Camp located on the shore of Lake Erie in northern Ohio near Port Clinton.] Ref: 318-104.


Price: £12.00
1944 POW PC GB to Italy. POW Camp No. 582 Sandy Warren Camp, Beds

1944 POW PC from GB to Italy with circ. POW Camp No. 582 h/s. and censored. Located Sandy Warren Camp, SANDY, Beds. Ref: 318-036.


Price: £12.00
1945 POW l/s. GB to Italy. POW CAMP No. 138 - Bassingham, Kesteven

1945 POW l/s. from GB to Italy with circ. POW CAMP No. 138 Great Britain h/s. - The Rectory Camp, Bassingham, Kesteven. Also PASSED PW 7229 h/s. and d/r. POCENIA / UDINE receipt p/m. Ref: 310-105.


Price: £12.00
1947 POW l/s's GB to USA. POW No. 54 h/s. - 'Droitwich, Worcestershire'

1947 POW l/s's from GB to USA with s/r. POW No. 54 GREAT BRITAIN h/s. - 'Droitwich, Worcestershire'. [Longbridge Camp, Hampton Lovett, Droitwich, Worcester] Flap missing to one and faults. Ref: 317-110.


Price: £12.00
1917 real photo PPC from GERMANY to GB. London Paid m/c. Camp censor h/s.

1917 real photo PPC from GERMANY to GB with London Paid m/c. and Camp censor h/s. From 'Herbert Longbottom, RND., Doberitz Camp'. Ref: 311-008.


Price: £15.00
1917 real photo PPC GERMANY to GB. '2nd. Suffolk Regt., Doberitz Camp'

1917 real photo PPC from GERMANY to GB with London Paid m/c. and Camp censor h/s. From 'Pte. WC Geoging 6295, 2nd. Suffolk Regt., Doberitz Camp'. Ref: 311-008.


Price: £15.00
1918 real photo PPC GERMANY to GB. d/r. SOLTU p/m. censor. 'Pte J Sutherland'

1918 real photo PPC from GERMANY to GB and redirected with weak d/r. SOLTU p/m. and Camp censor h/s. From '9988 Pte. J Sutherland, Gordon Highrs., Soltou, Pro. Hannover, Deutschland'. Real photograph of soldiers. [John Sutherland. 1st. Battalion The Gordon Highlanders] Ref: 309-057.


Price: £15.00
1920 cover EGYPT to 'Lieut ECL Favell, POW Camp, Bilbeis'

1920 cover from EGYPT to 'Lieut ECL Favell, POW Camp, Bilbeis' with s/r. CAIRO p/mn. and circ. BILBIS receipt p/m. to rear. British POW Camp. NB: Flap missing. Ref: 319-155.


Price: £15.00
1939-45 cover SWITZERLAND to 'camp d'internment de Sutz'. Camp militaire d'internement / Gontenschwil

1939-45 printed cover from SWITZERLAND to 'camp d'internement de Sutz' with d/r. Camp militaire d'internement / Gontenschwil / Suisse h/s. From 'internee militaire' with Censura militare label to rear. [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: £15.00
1939-45 covers from Buren, Military Internee Camp, SWITZERLAND.

1939-45 covers from Buren, Military Internee Camp, SWITZERLAND. One printed 'Feldpost' and both with d/r. Militr-Internierung in der Schweiz / Portofrei 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: 313-033.


Price: £15.00
1939-45 printed covers from Arth, Military Internee Camp, SWITZERLAND.

1939-45 printed covers from Arth, Military Internee Camp, SWITZERLAND to Ginevra. One printed 'Feldpost' with d/r. Militr-Internierung in der Schweiz / Portofrei h/s. and the other YMCA with d/r. BEWACHUNGS GRUPPEN / Feldpost 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: 313-034.


Price: £15.00
1940 circa. covers SWITZERLAND to France. Camp Militaire d'interement / Islikion / Siusse h/s.

c.1940 covers from SWITZERLAND to France with d/r. Camp Militaire d'interement / Islikion / Siusse h/s. One with tied Censura militare and Geoffnet labels to rear. From 'Manceaux, Jean. 34th Bie 12th groupe, 402 Rgt de DCA. Camp dInterement de GUNDETSWIL canton de Zurich. [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. NB: Opens out. Ref: 316-015.


Price: £15.00