"From my Collection"
Some interesting examples from our collections

 

BATFORD POW CAMP, HARPENDEN

This week we stay with the afterrmath of World War II, but rather closer to home, with an item from the club's local history collection.

 

This cover was sent from the former Prisoner of War Camp (95) set up at Batford, Harpenden.

 

Initially used for Italian Prisoners of War, it was used for German prisoners after the defeat of Italy, and as will be seen from this lettersheet, former German POWs were stil interned there in 1947, this leter sheet having been posted to the USA 2 years 4 months after the German surrender.

 

At this late date, there are no censor marks.

Printed lettersheet  to USA

from a German interned in Batford POW Camp (95)

20 September 1947

23/9/2020

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