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Lot 1899

Prisoner of War Postcards and ID tags. Lot of ten postcards mailed from prisoner of war camps, two postal receipts for mailing to POW camps, two work camp or prisoner of war camp metal badges and two SS identification badges. The postcards, addressed to Paris, Bialystok, Krakow, among other cities, are stamped with various "approved by censor" marks. One assumes these are typical of many such letters, containing concerns about family welfare and the like. A letter from a French prisoner to his mother reveals other worries, "…The news of the bombardment of Paris by the RAF has caused much emotion here…the bombardment confirms for me the total ineptitude of the British in military matters…I worry about the conduct of the war…" The metal badges have embossed legends, one is from Stalag 344, another from a work camp run by the SS and the other two from SS battalions.
Estimated Value $350-UP.

Realized $265

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