1916 GERMANY – CHINA – BURMA – CHINA…..WW1 RENNBAHN RACECOURSE CAMP POW FORWARDED & RE-ROUTED via BURMA.. [20484]

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1916 (Apr 5) Printed stampless “Thank You for Parcel” card from Cpl. David Moss, 1st Lincoln Regt., Lager 2, Rennbahn, Munster to R.D. Fletcher, Custom House, Swatow cancelled Munster date stamp & with blue Rennbahn Camp censor & red Munster censor. Intercepted by British in Hong Kong with on reverse violet framed P.B.C. hand stamp alongside Swatow (25 Jun) arrival cds & on face red ink endorsement “Tengyueh via Bhamo”, sent down to Rangoon & with violet circular Passed By Censor /Arms /Rangoon (Davis Type 58) alongside Rangoon GPO /Sorting (11 Jul) transit & Tengyueh (21 Jul) arrival cds.
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A remarkable item 107 days in transit which Davis in Burma Postal History p153 makes reference to this card…. Lager 2 was Rennbahn, Munster racecourse see… https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_prisoner-of war_camps_in_Germany#VII_Army_Corps_(Munster) …. There were four camps: Münster I was outside the city in open farming country, Münster II was at the racecourse, Münster III was a former Army barracks, and Münster IV was reserved for Russian prisoners.

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