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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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1940 cover FRANCE to 'Caporal Martin, 23rd. R.I.F., Internee militaire a Genensee

1940 (June) cover from FRANCE to 'Caporal Victor Martin, 23rd. R.I.F., Internee militaire a Genensee canton de Laucerne, Switzerland' with Censura militare label. [Battle of France: 10 May 1940 25 Jun 1940: 23rd Fortress Infantry Regiment - 23e Rgiment d'Infanterie de Forteresse (RIF) Unit was stationed in the Soufflenheim sub-sector and experienced bombardments beginning 14 May, with direct assault finally beginning 13 June.] 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. Folded. Ref: 316-014.


Price: £15.00
1941 PC EGYPT to 'Alexandria' with oct. Postal Censor h/s. From 'Michele Gaeta'

1941 PC from EGYPT to 'Alexandria' with oct. Postal Censor h/s. From 'Michele Gaeta, Italian Internees Camp Fayed, No. 7 24'. Prisoner of War. Ref: 315-088.


Price: £15.00
1941 POW PC [Notification of Capture] from EGYPT to Italy censored

1941 (9th. Feb) POW PC [Notification of Capture] from EGYPT to Italy via Red Cross, Switzerland and censored. From 'Delli Noci, Mario' in Italian POW Camp. Unit: Marmarica'. [The 62nd Infantry Division "Marmarica" was an Infantry Division of the Italian Army during WW2. Destroyed 5 Jan. 1941 in Bardia.] Folded. Ref: 317-117.


Price: £15.00
1942 'EXPRES' cover BELGIUM to 'lager 8, Leipzig, Germany' censored

1942 'EXPRES' cover from BELGIUM to 'lager 8, Leipzig, Germany' with s/r. ANTWERP p/m. and tied Geoffnet censor label. Also d/r. LEIPZIG receipt p/m. [Stalag IV-G was a POW Camp for NCOs and enlisted men, not in the usual sense, but a series of "Work Camps" throughout Saxony, administered from Oschatz, situated between Leipzig and Dresden.] Ref: 321-171.


Price: £15.00
1943 covers GB to Pte. JJ Surtees, APO 4330'. REPORTED POW h/s.

1943 covers from GB to Pte. JJ Surtees, 16th Batt DLI, APO 4330. British North Africa Forces' with boxed ADDRESSEE IS REPORTED POW h/s. Also d/r. FPO 285 p/m. to rear [MEF] Ref: 309-151.


Price: £15.00
1943 POW l/s. GERMANY to New Zealand. 'AH Griffiths' in Res. Lazarett 744 Stalag IV/A

1943 Air Mail POW l/s. from GERMANY to New Zealand with d/r. dumb p/m. and censor h/s. From 'Alfred Henry Griffiths' in Res. Lazarett 744 Stalag IV/A. Part of the camp was set aside as a hospital for prisoners: Konigswartha Hospital #744 - Served Stalag 4A. Konigswartha, Saxony. Ref: 314-031.


Price: £15.00
1943 POW l/s. South AFRICA to Egypt. Camp 35, Block 9. tied censor label

1943 POW l/s. from South AFRICA to Egypt with tied censor label and circ. ALEXANDRIA receipt p/m. to rear. Camp 35, Block 9. Ref: 316-097.


Price: £15.00
1944 'EXPRESS' Red X message to Italy. POW Camp 45, Trumpington, Cambs

1944 'EXPRESS' Red X message from Switzerland to Italy with circ. Red Cross cachets. From POW Camp 45, Trumpington, Cambs. Urgent form. Ref: 308-121.


Price: £15.00
1944 Air Mail POW cover GERMANY to 'POW Camp Mackall, New York, USA'

1944 Air Mail POW cover from GERMANY to 'POW Camp Mackall, New York, USA' with tied censor labels. [Prisoners from Field Marshal Rommel's Afrika Korps, captured in Tunisia in May 1943, arrived at Camp Mackall and other camps in the spring of 1944] Ref: 319-075.


Price: £15.00
1944 Air Mail POW l/s. KENYA to Italy. POW EAC p/m. Camp 361 - Namanga

1944 Air Mail POW l/s. from KENYA to Italy with d/r. POW EAC p/m. Camp 361 - Namanga, Kenya, East Africa. Ref: 307-088.


Price: £15.00
1944 AM Air Letter 'AUSPO, London' to AUSTRALIA

1944 Air Mail Air Letter from 'AUSPO, London' to AUSTRALIA with BRIGHTON m/c. and oval STATION POST OFFICE RAF BRIGHTON SUSSEX h/s. AUSPO dealt liberated POW's from European Camps. From 'AUS. 35395 Sgt. P. Grey'. Folded. Ref: 321-148.


Price: £15.00
1944 circa. covers SWITZERLAND, 'Durrenroth, Military Internee Camp to 'Feldpost 5104'

c.1944 covers from SWITZERLAND, 'Durrenroth, Military Internee Camp to 'Feldpost 5104' with d/r. Camp militaire d'internment / 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. Faults. Ref: 315-008.


Price: £15.00
1944 POW l/s. GERMANY to USA. 'Robert O Griffith 2nd. LT AC, Stalag Luft 3'

1944 Air Mail POW l/s. from GERMANY to USA with d/r. dumb p/m. and boxed Taxe percue h/s. From 'Robert O Griffith 2nd. LT AC, at Stalag Luft 3'. Ref: 319-076.


Price: £15.00
1944 POW l/s. ITALY to 'Oflag 83, Germany'. located Wietzendorf. censored

1944 POW l/s. ITALY to 'Oflag 83, Germany'. located Wietzendorf and censored. [The camp was initially used for Soviet prisoners from the Eastern Front; later it was partially evacuated because of the poor sanitary conditions and used to house other prisoners, including many Italian war prisoners (Italienische Militaerinternierte) which Nazi Germany considered to have lost their military status, as they had declined to follow Mussolini's orders after the armistice between Italy and the Allies signed on 3 September 1943] Ref: 318-095.


Price: £15.00
1944 printed covers to/from Ebersecken, Military Internee Camp, SWITZERLAND.

1944 printed covers to/from Ebersecken, Military Internee Camp, SWITZERLAND. Internment Camp. One 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] NB: Corner missing. Ref: 313-032.


Price: £15.00
1944 Red X PC ITALY to Stalag 307. Service Suspended cachets

1944 (Oct) Red Cross PC from ITALY to Stalag 307 with 'AL MITTENTI / PER SERVIZIO SUSPENSO' h/s. Service Suspended. [Stalag 307 became Oflag 77 on 13/1/44. Location Deblin-Irena, POLAND] Ref: 308-119.


Price: £15.00
1945 (May) covers from SWITZERLAND to Eschenbach, Military Internee Camp.

1945 (May) covers from SWITZERLAND to 'Bruno Forti, Eschenbach, Military Internee Camp. One redirected from 'Rapperwil' endorsed Feldpost. [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: 315-008.


Price: £15.00
1945 POW l/s. ALGERIA to Switzerland. 211 POW Camp -Cap Matifou

1945 POW l/s. from ALGERIA to Switzerland with oval US ARMY P/w EXAMINED h/s. From 211 POW Camp, Algiers. Located Cap Matifou. Ref: 309-099.


Price: £15.00
1945 POW l/s. ITALY to Campo N. B1, Kenia Colonia' POW / EAC receipt p/m.

1945 POW l/s. from ITALY to civilian at 'Campo N. B1, Kenia Colonia' [Kenya, East Africa] with d/r. POW / EAC receipt p/m. to rear. Also boxed P/W MIDDLE EAST 215 h/s. Ref: 317-090.


Price: £15.00
1945 Red X 'EXPRESS' Message Geneva re POW at Naples. RELEASED

1945 Red X 'EXPRESS' Message from Geneva, Switzerland re: POW at Naples with oval US ARMY / PW / RELEASED h/s. Also unused REPLY section attached. Ref: 310-106.


Price: £15.00