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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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1945 Red X Express Form SWITZERLAND. 'Camp Fort George Meade, USA'

1945 Red Cross Express Message Form from SWITZERLAND regarding prisoner at 'Camp Fort George Meade, USA' with US censor h/s. Reply part not used. Ref: 309-119.


Price: £15.00
1946 cover + letter GERMANY to 'Bernhars Wessels, Lager: LB IV. CRCP, BELGIUM'

1946 cover and letter from GERMANY to 'Bernhars Wessels, Lager: LB IV. CRCP, BELGIUM' witth d/r. ELZE (HAN) p/m. [German prisoners of war in Belgian mining camp. LB IV, Winterslag: about 1,700 men Aug. 1945. Mine "Charbonnage de Winterslag"] Ref: 318-101.


Price: £15.00
1946 cover ESTONIA to Germany. BAMBERG p/m. 'Estonian Camp 6'

1946 cover from ESTONIA to Germany with d/r. BAMBERG p/m. and Bazahlt [Paid] h/s. From 'Estonian Camp 6' - Displaced Persons Camp. Ref: 316-137.


Price: £15.00
1946 POW l/s. KENYA To Italy. 'No. 3 Italian Evacuee Camp, NANYUKI'

1946 POW l/s. from KENYA To Italy with d/r. POW / EAC p/m. and boxed P/W EAST AFRICA 047 h/s. From 'Civilian ARDIZZONE, Salvatore, No. 3 Italian Evacuee Camp, NANYUKI'. Ref: 317-115.


Price: £15.00
1946 POW l/s. KENYA to Italy. POW / EAC p/m. 'No. 4 Italian Evacuee Camp'

1946 POW l/s. from KENYA to Italy with d/r. POW / EAC p/m. and censored. From 'No. 4 Italian Evacuee Camp, Mackinnon Road'. Italian POW camp at Mackinnon Road (60 miles from Mombasa). East Africa. Faults. Ref: 315-074.


Price: £15.00
1946 POW l/s. KENYA To Italy. POW / EAC p/m. P/W EAST AFRICA 026 h/s.

1946 (Jan) POW l/s. from KENYA To Italy with d/r. POW / EAC p/m. and boxed P/W EAST AFRICA 026 h/s. Also crude type 'EVACUEE / CAMP KENYA' h/s. to rear and remains of Censorship label. From 'Civilian Evacuee, No. 3 Italian Evacuee Camp, NANYUKI, Kenya'. Ref: 309-042.


Price: £15.00
1946 POW l/s. TANGANYIKA to Italy. POW / EAC p/m. P/W EAST AFRICA 031

1946 POW l/s. from TANGANYIKA To Italy with d/r. POW / EAC p/m. and boxed P/W EAST AFRICA 031 h/s. From 'Italian Evacuee Camp, TABORA'. Ref: 317-116.


Price: £15.00
1914-18 PPC oval ALIENS DETENTION CAMP / CENSORED / KNOCKALOE IOM h/s.

1914-18 PPC [Grimsby and Louth] with oval ALIENS DETENTION CAMP / CENSORED / KNOCKALOE IOM h/s. Sent under cover of letter. NB: Tear. Ref: 307-039.


Price: £18.00
1943 POW l/s. KENYA to Italy. POW EAC p/m. censored h/s. Camp 352 - Naivasha

1943 POW l/s. from KENYA to Italy with d/r. POW EAC p/m. and censor P/W MIDDLE EAST 138 h/s. Also German resealing tape tied by s/r. 'Ag' h/s. Camp 352 - Naivasha, Kenya, East Africa. Ref: 307-089.


Price: £18.00
1944 POW PC South AFRICA to 'Italian Evacuee Camp No. 1B, Kenia'

1944 POW PC [POW 10] from Italian POW in South AFRICA to 'Italian Evacuee Camp No. 1B, Kenia' [Kenya, East Africa] and censored. [Camp to Camp] Folded. Ref: 321-120.


Price: £18.00
1944 uprated ps PC GERMANY to France. DAF Gemeinschafts Lager Seeblick Barak

1944 uprated ps PC GERMANY to France with d/r. Friederichshafen p/m. From DAF Gemeinschafts Lager Seeblick Barak. Friederichshafen' [Labour Camp] with s/r. Censor Ae' h/s. Ref: 321-124.


Price: £18.00
1946 POW l/s. GB to Italy. 200 POW Camp h/s. Abergavenny, Mon. Wales

1946 POW l/s. from GB to Italy with s/r. 200 POW Camp h/s. - Llanover, Abergavenny, in Wales. Great Britain. Corner fault. Ref: 310-157.


Price: £18.00
1940 cover FRANCE to Switzerland. 'Camp militaire d'internment Rothenhausen'

1940 cover from FRANCE to Switzerland with s/r. TARN p/m. and d/r. 'Camp militaire d'internment Rothenhausen' h/s. Redirected to 'Hopital de Fraennfeld' with boxed censor 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] Ref: 318-158.


Price: £20.00
1940 covers FRANCE to Military Internee, Fraubrunnen Camp, One redirected

1940 covers from FRANCE to Military Internees, Fraubrunnen Camp, SWITZERLAND and one redirected to 'Jeyenstorf'. Internment Camp. [Allied soldiers were interned in Switzerland who fled combat, the Swiss government had to keep these soldiers interned until the end of the hostilities] Ref: 313-031.


Price: £20.00
1940 PC + cover SWITZERLAND. One to Red Cross Polonaise, France. AUSWIL Camp

1940 PC and cover from SWITZERLAND. One to Red Cross Polonaise, Marseille, France with d/r. Camp militaire d'internment AUSWIL h/s. NB: Filing holes and folded. POLISH INTERNEE. [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: 315-011.


Price: £20.00
1941 POW 'Casualties' card. Italian soldier captured 'Bardia 5.1.41' LIBYA.

1941 POW 'Casualties' card. Italian soldier captured 'Bardia 5.1.41' LIBYA. The Battle of Bardia was fought over three days between 3 and 5 Jan. 1941, as part of Operation Compass, the first military operation of the Western Desert Campaign of WW2. Internment: 'Quassassin'. Regarding 'Augusto BARTOLINI, Unit: Com. 30th. Settore GAF'. Repatriated to Italy Jan. 1947. Edge tear. Ref: 315-113.


Price: £20.00
1942 cover South AFRICA to 'SWA' with oval INTERNMENT CAMP /ANDALUSIA h/s.

1942 cover from South AFRICA to 'SWA' with oval INTERNMENT CAMP /ANDALUSIA h/s. and bi-lingual PASSED BY CENSOR h/s. From 'Internment Lager Andalusia, 1271/40, c/o Censors Office Bloemfontein'. Ref: 314-109.


Price: £20.00
1942 POW l/s. KENYA to Italy. POW / EAC p/m. 'POW Camp 358, East Africa'

1942 POW l/s. from KENYA to Italy with d/r. POW / EAC p/m. and boxed P/W EAST AFRICA 004 h/s. From 'POW Camp 358, East Africa'. Located: Makindu. Ref: 315-072.


Price: £20.00
1942 POW l/s. KENYA to Italy. POW / EAC p/m. boxed P/W MIDDLE EAST 043 h/s

1942 (Dec) POW l/s. from KENYA [East Africa] to Italy with d/r. POW / EAC p/m. and boxed P/W MIDDLE EAST 043 h/s. From 'C.P 2nd. Echelon, EA Command' [SA Forces] Ref: 317-084.


Price: £20.00
1942 POW PC 'PM 82 P' to 'Camp 309, Egypt' bi-lingual censor h/s.

1942 POW PC from 'PM 82 P' to 'Camp 309, Egypt' [Ismailia] with bi-lingual PASSED BY CENSOR / DEUR DIE SENSOR GOEDGEKEUR h/s. - censored South AFRICA. [Piedmont Infantry Division, Posta Militare 82 P] Ref: 315-112.


Price: £20.00