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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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1942-43 POW l/s's South AFRICA to Italy and censored. From 'Hospital POW'

1942-43 POW l/s's from South AFRICA to Italy and censored. From 'Hospital POW'. POW 9 l/s. by Airmail with Imprint: GP-S.35097-1942-3-720,000.S. The other with Imprint: GP-S. 35490-1941-2-750,000.S. Ref: 318-073.


Price: £20.00
1943-44 POW l/s's to/from Camp 352, NAIVASHA, East Africa to Italy

1943-44 POW l/s's to/from Camp 352, NAIVASHA, Kenya, East Africa to Italy with d/r. EA POW p/m. One with s/r. 'Ag' German censor h/s. Ref: 315-162.


Price: £20.00
1944 POW Air Letter South AFRICA to Italy. Italian Prisoner of War Camp

1944 POW Air Letter from South AFRICA to Italy with CAPE TOWN PAID m/c. and censor h/s . 'Italian Prisoner of War Camp. Union of South Africa' printing l/s. with Imprint: GP.-S.36237 -1942-3 -200,000. S. repaired on flap. Ref: 316-129.


Price: £20.00
1945 cover, Telegram etc re: 'Trooper Herbert G Thompson' Reported POW

1945 cover, Telegram etc. regarding 'Trooper Herbert G Thompson, 1st. Lothian & Border Yeomanry'. Reported POW. Also letter from British Red Cross and Regimental Pay Office. Ref: 308-096.


Price: £20.00
1945 POW l/s. KENYA to Italy. POW / EAC p/m. censored. Camp No. 364 KILINDI

1945 POW l/s. from KENYA to Italy with d/r. POW / EAC p/m. and boxed P/W EAST AFRICA 019 h/s. From Camp No. 364 KILINDI. Ref: 315-108.


Price: £20.00
1945 POW l/s. TANGANYIKA to Italy. POW / EAC p/m. P/w MIDDLE EAST 088 h/s.

1945 POW l/s. from TANGANYIKA to Italy with d/r. POW / EAC p/m. and boxed P/W MIDDLE EAST 088 h/s. From 'Int. Camp No. 1 TABORA, Tanganyika Territory, EA Command'. East Africa. Ref: 316-074.


Price: £20.00
1945 POW PC BELGIUM to Germany. P/W 2228 / CAMP h/s. Terlanen/ Overijse

1945 (Oct) POW PC from BELGIUM to Germany with s/r. P/W 2228 / CAMP h/s. - located Terlanen/ Overijse, Belgium. From 'Pionier Alfred JANVSKI, POW Camp 4, via Munster, c/o BAOR'. Ref: 321-030.


Price: £20.00
1915 Prisoner of War cover 'Frith Hill Camp, near Frimley, (Surrey)'

1915 Prisoner of War cover from 'Frith Hill Camp, near Frimley, (Surrey)' with s/r. LONDON OFFICIAL PAID p/m. and circ. 'P.C' censor h/s. Also oval PRISONER OF WAR / INFORMATION BUREAU h/s. Roughly opened. Ref: 310-148.


Price: £25.00
1916 cover GERMANY to 'POW, Knockaloe Aliens Camp, Peel, Isle of Man'

1916 cover from GERMANY to 'POW, Knockaloe Aliens Camp, Peel, Isle of Man' with d/r. BERLIN p/m. and weak oval ALIEN'S DETENTION CAMP / CENSORED / KNOCKALOE, IOM h/s. German Prisoner of War. Ref: 258-050.


Price: £25.00
1940 POW l/s. and reply part FRANCE to Germany. Front Stalag 134 to Stalag IX A

1940 (Nov) POW l/s. and reply part from FRANCE to Germany with oval Camp censor h/s. From Front Stalag 134 to Stalag IX A. [Frontstalag 134 in Saint-Brieuc , Ctes-du-Nord. Nazi Germany contained the Black and Maghreb prisoners of war of the French Army in the occupied French zone, as quickly as possible for fear of tropical diseases or damage to the "purity of Aryan blood"] Folded. Ref: 319-074.


Price: £25.00
1941 cover South AFRICA to 'SWA' with oval INTERNMENT CAMP /ANDALUSIA h/s.

1941 cover from South AFRICA to 'SWA' with oval INTERNMENT CAMP / ANDALUSIA h/s. and bi-lingual PASSED BY CENSOR / DEUR DIE SENSOR GOEDGEKEUR h/s. From 'Internment Lager Andalusia, 662/40, c/o Censors Office Bloemfontein'. Also d/r. KEETMANSHOOP receipt p/m. to rear. Ref: 315-157.


Price: £25.00
1941 POW 'Capture' PC EGYPT to Italy. 2. Blackshirt Division 28 Ottobre (Italy)

1941 (Feb) POW 'Capture' PC from EGYPT to Italy with circ. censor h/s's. From 'Michele Zarro, Cap Maggiore, Unit II, "28 OTTOBRE" - 2. Blackshirt Division, 28 Ottobre (Italy) A new 2. Blackshirt Division 28 Ottobre was formed in 1939 and was sent to Libya in the summer of 1940. It took part in the invasion of Egypt and was destroyed at Bardia in January 1941. Ref: 316-094.


Price: £25.00
1942 (Feb) PC KENYA to Italy. POW / EAC p/m. boxed P/W EAST AFRICA 040 h/s.

1942 (Feb) PC from East AFRICA to Italy with d/r. POW / EAC p/m. and boxed P/W EAST AFRICA 040 h/s. Special cards printed for Addis Ababa POW ERITREA, but without Imprint. [Ref: Giorgio Migliavacca. 1980] From 'Camp 359, East Africa Command'. [Burguret] Ref: 317-088.


Price: £25.00
1942 (March) PC East AFRICA to Italy. POW / EAC p/m. P/W EAST AFRICA 002

1942 (March) PC from East AFRICA to Italy with d/r. POW / EAC p/m. and boxed P/W EAST AFRICA 002 h/s. Special cards printed for Addis Ababa POW ERITREA, but without Imprint. [Ref: Giorgio Migliavacca. 1980] From 'Camp 359, East Africa Command'. [Burguret] Ref: 315-120.


Price: £25.00
1942 (March) PC KENYA to Italy with d/r. POW / EAC p/m. 'Camp 365'

1942 (March) PC from KENYA to Italy with d/r. POW / EAC p/m. and weak boxed P/W EAST AFRICA 008 h/s. Special cards printed for Addis Ababa POW ERITREA, but without Imprint. [Ref: Giorgio Migliavacca. 1980] From 'Camp 365, East Africa Command'. [Londiani] Ref: 317-089.


Price: £25.00
1942 cover South AFRICA to 'SWA'. 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 / DEUR DIE SENSOR GOEDGEKEUR h/s. From 'Internment Lager Andalusia, 662/40, c/o Censors Office Bloemfontein'. Also d/r. KEETMANSHOOP receipt p/m. to rear. Ref: 315-115.


Price: £25.00
1942 cover South AFRICA to Germany. Baviaanspoort Internment Camp

1942 cover from South AFRICA to Germany endorsed 'Postage Free'. From 'Baviaanspoort Internment Camp, c/o Salisbury House' with PASSED BY CENSOR h/s. and oval PRETORIA INTERNERINGSKAMP / OFFICIEEL VRY h/s. under UC8 label. Also German s/r. 'Ab' censor h/s. Corner soil. Ref: 315-161.


Price: £25.00
1942-46 'POW 10' PC's [5 No.] South AFRICA to Italy with different imprint Nos.

1942-46 'POW 10' PC's [5 No.] from South AFRICA to Italy with different imprint Nos. All censored and one with d/r. Philippolis p/m. Ref: 312-100.


Price: £25.00
1943 POW l/s. Isle of Man to Belgium. censored 'Camp X, Peel

1943 Prisoner of War lettersheet from the Isle of Man to BELGIUM with PC 90 OBE 6772 label. From 'Camp X, Peel'. Faults. Ref: 309-160.


Price: £25.00
1943 POW l/s. UGANDA to Italy. 'Evacuee Mail'. 'Internment Camp No. 6 Uganda

1943 (June) POW l/s. from UGANDA to Italy endorsed 'Evacuee Mail' with boxed P/W EAST AFRICA 224 h/s. From 'Internment Camp No. 6 Uganda, c/o PW Censorship Section, EA Command, Nairobi'. Faults. Ref: 315-119.


Price: £25.00