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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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1944 circa. cover SWITZERLAND to GB. Camp d'Internement Militaire, ST. PETERZELL

c.1944 Air Mail cover from SWITZERLAND to GB with PC 90 OBE 1998 label and Geoffnet roller on resealing tape. From L/Cpl. D.W. Cross, Camp d'Internement Militaire, ST. PETERZELL, St. Gallen, SUISSE. Folded. Ref: 307-065.


Price: £35.00
1944 circa. cover SWITZERLAND. Camp militaire d'internment / Suisse h/s. 'Chexery'

c.1944 covers from SWITZERLAND. One with d/r. Camp militaire d'internment / Suisse h/s. from 'Chexery' using YMCA envelope. [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: 315-010.


Price: £8.00
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 cover + letter GERMANY. from inmate Buchenwald Concentration Camp

1944 cover [Type E7a] and letter [Type F2] from GERMANY with s/l. censor: 'Postprufer No' [Type C2a]. From inmate in Buchenwald Concentration Camp. Ref: 301-129.


Price: £50.00
1944 cover ALGERIA to Egypt. 'electrician chasseur 85, D.L., Casablanca navale'

1944 cover from ALGERIA to Egypt with s/r. POSTE NAVAL p/m. From 'Briote Andre, electrician chasseur 85, D.L., Casablanca navale' with tied censor label. French Navy. [March 1, 1944 the " Hunter 85 " newly delivered by the Americans. Its mission is to monitor the entrance to the channel off Casablanca and escort the convoys that use it. Mostly to do almost daily exercises with bombing plane] Ref: 315-005.


Price: £35.00
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 American POW in Dulag Luft , Germany to USA

1944 (May) Air Mail cover from American POW in Dulag Luft, Germany to USA with boxed Camp censor h/s. From 'Ltn. Matthew L Dillard'. Soil. Camp located Wetzlar-Klosterwald. At this time with only 150 max. POW's. POW's only kept for 2 weeks in Interogation Camps like these. 94th Bomb Group, Lost on April 18th 1944 with 2nd Lt. Matthew L. Dillard-crew. Aircraft crashed at Vietznitz. Soiled. Ref: 313-149.


Price: £100.00
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: 301-061.


Price: £12.00
1944 cover ITALY to 'American POW Campo N 8' [OGDEN] repatriated

1944 cover from ITALY to 'American POW Campo N 8' [OGDEN in mss.] and censored. Repatriated h/s. to rear. Ref: 304-104.


Price: £8.00
1944 cover ITALY to Feldpost 02462 - POW Transit Camp 161, Russia

1944 cover from ITALY to Feldpost 02462 - POW Transit Camp 161, Russia, Eastern Front. Trimmed opening edge. Ref: 308-116.


Price: £9.00
1944 cover ITALY to USA. 'Ogden Internment Camp, UTAH' censored

1944 Air Mail cover from ITALY to USA with tied EXAMINED BY label. To 'Sergente Serra Luigi, Ogden Internment Camp, UTAH'. Italian POW. Ref: 310-108.


Price: £9.00
1944 cover JORDEN to POW Dept, Jerusalem. hexagonal PASSED BY CENSOR h/s.

1944 cover from JORDEN to POW Dept, Jerusalem with hexagonal PASSED BY CENSOR h/s. FRom 'British Red Cross, Amman'. 2 x 5m. Transjordan adhesives canc. circ. AMMAN p/m. Ref: 307-034.


Price: £35.00
1944 cover SICILY to 'No. 4 Internment Camp, Southern Rhodesia' censored

1944 (Dec) Air Mail cover from SICILY to 'No. 4 Internment Camp, Southern Rhodesia' [GATOOMA] and "Osp. Guelo" in mss. [Hospital?] Also censored - PASSED DE/25 h/s. and CAIRO transit m/c. to rear. Corner nick. Ref: 316-128.


Price: £45.00
1944 cover South AFRICA to Germany with bi-lingual PASSED BY CENSOR h/s.

1944 cover from South AFRICA to Germany with bi-lingual PASSED BY CENSOR h/s. and oval INTERNERINGSKAMP / BAVIAANSPOORT h/s. Tied South Africa UC8 label and German Geoffnet censor label over. Ref: 301-001.


Price: £35.00
1944 Italian Identification Card. Camp 404 - Ivy Bridge, Devon. Great Britain

1944 (March) Italian Identification Card. From Camp 404 - Ivy Bridge, Devon. Great Britain. Ref: 312-109.


Price: £9.00
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
1944 POW l/s. East AFRICA to Italy. Camp No. 359 Burguret, Kenya

1944 POW l/s. from East AFRICA to Italy with d/r. POW / EAC p/m. and P/W MIDDLE EAST 010 h/s. Located Camp No. 359 Burguret, Kenya. Also OPENED BY / PRISONER OF WAR CENSORSHIP label. Ref: 305-091.


Price: £18.00
1944 POW l/s. from INDIA to Italy with PASSED DHP/4 h/s. From Camp 28

1944 POW l/s. from INDIA to Italy with PASSED DHP/4 h/s. From Camp 28 - Kangra Valley, YOL. Prisoner of War Post. Ref: 301-042.


Price: £10.00
1944 POW l/s. GB to Italy. Camp N. 64. Castle Rankine Camp, DENNY

1944 POW l/s. from GB to Italy with weak s/r. Camp h/s. From POW Camp N. 64. Castle Rankine Camp, DENNY, Stirling. Scotland. Great Britain. Ref: 307-111.


Price: £12.00
1944 POW l/s. GB to Italy. POW Camp No. 82 Great Britain h/s. Hempton Green

1944 POW l/s. from GB to Italy with circ. POW Camp No. 82 Great Britain h/s. Hempton Green Camp, Fakenham, Norfolk. Also PASSED P.W. 8759 censor h/s. Ref: 313-089.


Price: £10.00