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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 POW l/s. GB to Italy. POW Camp No. 57 - Merrow Down Camp, Guildford

1945 POW l/s. from GB to Italy with s/r. POW Camp No. 57 Great Britain h/s. - Merrow Down Camp, Guildford, Surrey. Ref: 301-136.


Price: £10.00
1945 POW l/s. GB to Italy. POW CAMP No. 87 h/s. Byfield Camp, Rugby, Warwickshire

1945 POW l/s. from GB to Italy with s/r. POW CAMP No. 87 h/s. Byfield Camp, Rugby, Warwickshire. Great Britain. Also PASSED PW 226 censor h/s. Ref: 313-090.


Price: £9.00
1945 POW l/s. INDIA to Italy. censored. No. 11 PW Camp - located Bairagarh / Bhopal

1945 POW l/s. from INDIA to Italy and censored. From 'Sergente De Santis LIBERATO RE', No. 11 PW Camp - located Bairagarh / Bhopal. Ref: 316-018.


Price: £9.00
1945 POW l/s. ITALY to 'Camp 353, Kenya'. Censored and redirected to 'SOMALIA'

1945 (June) printed POW l/s. from ITALY to 'Camp 353, Kenya' [Gilgil] with P/W MIDDLE EAST 256 censor h/s. Redirected to 'SOMALIA 18.12.44' in mss. Ref: 307-091.


Price: £30.00
1945 POW l/s. ITALY to 'E 17090 Internment, Camp No. 6, Intebbe, UGANDA'

1945 POW l/s. from ITALY to 'E 17090 Internment, Camp No. 6, Intebbe, UGANDA' East Africa. Ref: 315-110.


Price: £45.00
1945 POW l/s. ITALY to GB. Camp No. 623 - C Hutted Camp, RAC Range, Warcop

1945 POW l/s. from ITALY to GB with PASSED P/W m/c. To Camp No. 623 - C Hutted Camp, RAC Range, Warcop, Penrith, Cumberland. Ref: 305-082.


Price: £18.00
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 USA to Italy. FORT CROOK m/c. 'POW Fort Crook, Nebraska'

1945 POW PC USA to Italy. FORT CROOK m/c. 'POW Fort Crook, Nebraska'. Italian prisoners were briefly interned at Fort Crook in Sarpy County near Omaha and most of the prisoners worked as agricultural and contract laborers. Ref: 305-079.


Price: £30.00
1945 Red Cross Message Form - Express ITALY to 'Pow Camp 211, Algeria

1945 Red Cross Message Form (Express) from ITALY to 'Pow Camp 211, Algeria with oval Red Cross GENOVA h/s. and censor to rear. Ref: 316-095.


Price: £9.00
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
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
1945 Travel Permit 'A'. 994 Docks Operating Coy. No. 1 Docks Group, RE

1945 (Dec) Travel Permit 'A' / Work Permit with oval 994 Docks Operating Coy. / No. 1 Docks Group, RE h/s. Boxed SERVICE SAER Tram No. 5 FF SS Bari. Also in Italian. Ref: 313-116.


Price: £6.00
1945-46 cover + l/s. to/from 'Camp No. 5, Southern Rhodesia'. outgoing censored

1945-46 cover and l/s. to/from 'Camp No. 5, Southern Rhodesia'. Outgoing one to Italy censored. Air Mail cover from Egypt - part rear and corner missing. Ref: 315-078.


Price: £35.00
1945-46 POW l/s's to/from 'No. 3 Italian Evacuee Camp, Kenya' located NANYUKI

1945-46 POW l/s's to/from 'No. 3 Italian Evacuee Camp, East Africa Command, Kenya' - located NANYUKI. Both censored. Ref: 315-107.


Price: £45.00
1946 (March) Red Cross 'MESSAGE - EXPRESS' form Camp 305, EGYPT to Italy

1946 (March) Red Cross 'MESSAGE - EXPRESS' form from Camp 305, MEF, EGYPT [Camp 305 Tell El Kebir] to Italy with circ. Red cross cachet. Ref: 305-092.


Price: £9.00
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 (Sept) cover AUSTRIA to Red Cross, Switzerland re: POW. Censor 1407 h/s.

1946 (Sept) cover from AUSTRIA to Red Cross, Switzerland regarding POW with DROSING m/c. and s/r. censor 1407 h/s. Ref: 314-061.


Price: £4.00
1946 Air Mail cover EGYPT to 'Camp 5, Southern Rhodesia' Internment

1946 (May) Air Mail cover from EGYPT to 'Paolo Croce, T. 8516, Camp 5, Southern Rhodesia' - Fort Victoria, Internment Camp. Folded. Ref: 308-120.


Price: £35.00
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: 301-057.


Price: £15.00