1938 GB-SPAIN…SPANISH CIVIL WAR INTERNATIONAL BRIGADE & POW [16638]

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1938(Jul 28) Plain env c/w letter to D.C. Egger, Campo de Concentacion, Palencia from his father bearing 2 x ½d + 1½d tied Exmouth/Devon d/s Teheran d/s & w/unframed Censura Militar/Palencia h/s in violet & further strike on reverse together with unframed Quion ??emite h/s in same violet………………….Members of the British battalion who were taken prisoner at Calaceite in March 1938 were taken to San Pedro de Cardenas prison camp & one hundred were marked down for exchange & taken to Palencia camp with an exchange taking place in October 1938…Mail to/from British International Brigadiers is rare and ingoing to a POW exceedingly so

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