1943 SOUTH AFRICA – ITALY & FORWARDED to GERMANY… WW2 POW MAIL via RED CROSS GENEVA.. [20155]

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1943 (Sep 16) Plain envelope by airmail to Sergt. Harold Harper, South African POW, POW Camp 54 P.M. 3300 with red crayon Stalag V11 A, Prv 8929 & violet Nicht im Stalag V11 A bearing South African War Economy half size Bantams 3d & 6d tied East London cds & with red on white bi-lingual UC8 (Small) Opened By Censor label tied violet Arms B & with red circular International Red Cross /Geneva transit cachet.
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The Italians surrendered on 8 Sept 1943 & the Germans were quick in transporting allied POW’s held by the Italians to Germany that resulted in some confusion over mail, nice item

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