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POWs IN GERMANY 1939-1945 [in German & Italian] NEW published 2016
Country: GERMANY
Condition: POWs IN GERMANY 1939-1945 [in German & Italian] NEW published 2016
Description: Prisoners of War in Germany: 1939-1945, by Gianfranco Mattiello, published 2016 perfect bound, 6 ½” x 9 ½”, 420 pages; introduction in Italian, English and German; listings of camps and related population divided by nationality in English, colour plates in German; black and white map, and an 85-page appendix with colour illustrations throughout. In 1986-1987 Dr. Mattiello and Wolfgang Vogt co-authored two books on the topic of this book; it was a seminal work and the first book dealt with the Stalags, the second one with the Oflags and other camps; a total of 2400 handstamps used by the censors of the camps to prove they had examined the POW mail were described and illustrated. Although much information was included in the two books some had to be reserved for a later work because of high printing costs. In fact the two volumes had exceeded 600 pages. In 2003 the author of this book wrote and published a book in German on the same subject. It was a limited edition and was soon out of print. In recent times there has been a noticeable revival of interest on POW mail and this new edition promises to satisfy the demand from those who were not able to secure a copy of the first edition and from new collectors and scholars. This new book provides the information published in 1986-1987 plus the information that had been omitted at the time, minus the illustrations of the censor marks. Needless to say that the author had dug into the files of the Red Cross Archives and spent long hours to retrieve very valuable information. He had tried to do the same at the Information Office of the German Army in Berlin, but was told that they did not have any of the information he was looking for. This means that there remain gaps here and there that will be near to impossible to fill The statistics of the Stalags before July 1941 are very detailed, and the nationalities of the prisoners of war and their number are given for those from: Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Egypt, France, Great Britain and British Commonwealth, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Norway, The Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Finland, Soviet Union, USA and Yugoslavia. This is no small achievement and the appendix to this volume consists of 85 pages in colour featuring a very impressive selection from Mattiello’s collection. Although the covers and cards are described in German this is a very easy obstacle to overcome with the use of the internet. Additionally, it is very useful to the collector who decides to mount his collection and organise it in a very sensible way. The book includes a cross reference list of nationalities and camps in which they were detained, as well as an alphabetical list of the location of the camps and related camp numbers. The book is well produced and reasonably priced; it will undoubtedly appeal to collectors from countries that had members of their army captured by German forces and detained in POW camps in Germany. Reviewed by Giorgio Migliavacca
Price: $75.00
Item Id #014596    See Details...
SWITZERLAND POST D-DAY MAIL TO & FROM ENGLAND USA & AMERICAS
Condition: SWITZERLAND POST D-DAY MAIL TO & FROM ENGLAND USA & AMERICAS
Description: FULL COLOR THROUGHOUT MAGNIFICENT "MUST HAVE" BOOK See Scans for details about book & book contents
Price: $39.00
Item Id #002827    See Details...
1947 UKRAINIAN POW IN GREAT BRITAIN CAMP 78 BRAINTREE to CANADA
Country: GREAT BRITAIN
Condition: 1947 UKRAINIAN POW IN GREAT BRITAIN CAMP 78 BRAINTREE to CANADA
Description: TO UKRAINIAN VOICE newspaper ** Signed Migliavacca ** very scarce item in excellent condition
Price: $75.00
Item Id #012830    See Details...
1946 GREAT BRITAIN CAMP 2228  from GERMAN POW to Germany - Censored
Country: GREAT BRITAIN
Condition: 1946 GREAT BRITAIN CAMP 2228 from GERMAN POW to Germany - Censored
Description: CENSORED ON ARRIVAL AT THE ENGLISH ZONE ** Signed Migliavacca * most interesting and VERY FINE * signed Migliavacca
Price: $45.00
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1946 GREAT BRITAIN CAMP 23 DERBY from GERMAN POW to uncle in USA
Country: GREAT BRITAIN
Condition: 1946 GREAT BRITAIN CAMP 23 from GERMAN POW to uncle in USA
Description: From Sudbury Derbyshire * VERY INTERESTING * GOOD QUALITY -- signed MIGLIAVACCA
Price: $40.00
Item Id #012832    See Details...
1944 GREAT BRITAIN CAMP 103 from Autrian POW to AUSTRIA CENSORED
Country: GREAT BRITAIN
Condition: 1944 GREAT BRITAIN CAMP 103 from Austrian POW to AUSTRIA CENSORED
Description: CENSORED IN TRANSIT * Signed Migliavacca
Price: $45.00
Item Id #012833    See Details...
1945 AUSTRIAN POW AT CAMP 45 GREAT BRITAIN To Austria
Country: GREAT BRITAIN
Condition: 1945 AUSTRIAN POW AT CAMP 45 GREAT BRITAIN To Austria
Description: 17 October 1945 * excellent quality rarely seen * Signed Migliavacca
Price: $50.00
Item Id #012834    See Details...
ENGLAND POW 1917 WRAPPER TO GERMANY FOR POW MAGAZINE
Country: GREAT BRITAIN
Condition: ENGLAND POW 1917 WRAPPER TO GERMANY FOR POW MAGAZINE
Description: 1917 (circa) -- MOST UNUSUAL WRAPPER FOR A NEWSPAPER PRODUCED BY GERMAN PRISONERS OF WAR IN ENGLAND ROXBURGHSHIRE: HAWICK STOBS POW CAMP back of wrapper: NEUE STOBSER ZEITUNG PRISONERS OF WAR CAMP, STOBS, NEAR HAWICK ADDRESSED TO MAINZ with large red circle POST FREE P.C. PRISONERS OF WAR censor Cachet very unusual and truly rare item Signed by expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $75.00
Item Id #007722    See Details...
SS POW IN ITALY WALTER REDER GAETA RECLUSORIO CENSOR LABEL 1970
Country: ITALY
Condition: SS POW IN ITALY WALTER REDER GAETA RECLUSORIO CENSOR LABEL 1970
Description: RARELY OFFERED 1970 COVER FROM GERMANY TO POW SS WALTER REDER AT MILITARY PRISON IN GAETA -- CENSO TAPE RECLUSORIO MILITARE GAETA SS-Sturmbannführer Walter Reder (1915 - 1991) was a German Waffen-SS officer who served with the 3.SS-Panzer-DivisionTotenkopf and the 16.SS-Panzergrenadier-Division Reichsführer-SS. He was a Knight's Cross and Gold German Cross winner. After the war he was sentenced to life imprisonment for war crimes in Italy. READ MORE ON WIKIPEDIA.... Signed by Expert dr Migliavacca
Price: $30.00
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BELGIUM 1914 POW AT BERLIN GERMANY CAMP ZOSSEN
Country: GERMANY
Condition: BELGIUM 1914 POW AT BERLIN GERMANY CAMP ZOSSEN
Price: $15.00
Item Id #007724    See Details...
BELGIUM 1914 POW AT BERLIN GERMANY CAMP WEIMBERG ZOSSEN
Country: BELGIUM
Condition: BELGIUM 1914 POW AT BERLIN GERMANY CAMP WEIMBERG ZOSSEN
Description: Early date 30 DEC 1914 Very Useful Signed by expert Dr. Migliavacca WE SHIP WORLDWIDE
Price: $15.00
Item Id #007725    See Details...
JUGOSLAVIA GERMAN POW AT BELGRADE 1947 to Germany
Country: YUGOSLAVIA
Condition: YUGOSLAVIA GERMAN POW AT BELGRADE 1947 to Germany
Description: ***** IMPORTANT: it is a well-known and widely accepted fact that POW Mail and Disinfected Mail have blemishes or defects such as staples holes, slits,punched holes, tears, rust spots, water or liquids damage etc - therefore this is no ground for returns
Price: $19.00
Item Id #007726    See Details...
POW IN RUSSIA POSTCARD FOR MAIL TO POW IN RUSSIA
Country: RUSSIA
Condition: POW IN RUSSIA POSTCARD FOR MAIL TO POW IN RUSSIA
Description: RED CROSS BILINGUAL (RUSSIAN & FRENCH) POSTCARD 1943-45 for mail sent to POWs in RUSSIA In Mint Condition!!! Very fine quality (unusual) & RARE Signed by noted Expert Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $88.00
Item Id #007727    See Details...
LA GUERRA DIMENTICATA  -- Crete and the Aegean Islands - a forgotten war, 1943-1945
Country: AEGEAN ISLANDS
Condition: LA GUERRA DIMENTICATA -- Crete and the Aegean Islands - a forgotten war, 1943-1945
Description: Gianfranco Mattiello, Crete and the Aegean Islands - a forgotten war, 1943-1945. In ITALIAN, 362 pages (A4), perfect-bound, black and white illustrations and maps throughout. ****** The Author is a well-known postal historian who has written important books and articles on Prisoners of War in Germany during World War II, Censorship of the Third Reich, Italian POWs in Rhodes, German Concentration Camps Censorship, and much more. Published in 2006. This book sheds much light on a tragic chapter of World War II that, due to post-war political correctness, many historians have often glossed over. Collectors of World War II postal history followed the same path, simply because the subject matter required serious research on existing literature and - more importantly - on archival sources. The latter were decimated by fire and war events. Mattiello is one of a few Italian postal history scholars who was not intimidated by such a challenge. Cephalonia is only 200 miles from the Italian coast, at the mouth of the Gulf of Corinth. What happened at Cephalonia with the massacre of the Acqui Division was not the best kept secret, but there was some reluctance in gathering solid information and evidence of what actually happened after the Germans discovered that their best ally had signed an armistice with the enemy. Of the 12,000 Italian soldiers on Cephalonia, 1,250 died in combat, and 5,000 were executed by the Germans. About 4,000 who had surrendered were imprisoned and in October shipped to camps in Greece. A rather detailed account of the war crimes perpetrated on Cephalonia landed on Mussolini’s desk at Salò and was stamped “Seen by the Duce”; as would be expected, he made no protests to the Germans! Italian civilians and soldiers in the Aegean and on Cephalonia found themselves in a terrible situation stemming from the poor coordination and strategy of prime minister Pietro Badoglio - a large number of them paid with their lives for other people’s awful mistakes. Mattiello carried out massive research at the Military Archives of Freiburg; the documentation he retrieved would make serious professional historians turn pale. He had no hesitation in using such important evidence as a blueprint of his book, and he must be highly commended for this. The trial and tribulations of Italians based in Cephalonia and the Aegean Islands after the fateful 8 September 1943 are mirrored in this book. A year later the German Army left the South-West sector of Europe leaving a few garrisons in the islands who resisted and persisted until May 1945. The German Army devised a special postal service known as “Inselpost” - this aspect is thoroughly explored and will prove of great interest to both the postal history specialists and the average readers who will discover how much postal history can contribute to a greater understanding of global catastrophes like World War II. The book delves into the early Autumn 1943 developments when Germans created transit camps for Italian prisoners of war from the islands in Athens, Salonika, Belgrade, and Crete. In fact, as early as mid-September the Germans held some 40,000 Italian prisoners of war. In due course more camps mushroomed in Greece; meanwhile in the Aegean the Italian resistance was short-lived. On taking over Kos the Germans found themselves with 1,388 English and 3,245 Italian prisoners of war; on instructions issued by Hitler, the Italian commander and hundreds of officers were executed. At Leros the Germans captured 3,200 British and 5,350 Italian prisoners of war. More POWs were captured in Samos, and camps were created at Rhodes, Asguro, Afando, Damatra, Kalato and Vati. The developments on Crete are discussed in great detail with much information never investigated before. By 1944 the situation in the Balkans became even more complex and the late Summer advance of the Russian Army generated a domino effect that caused havoc on the German forces. Mattiello documents each phase of this debacle. This important book explores the postal services with the Greek islands, with major emphasis on the German Feldpost and its offspring, the Inselpost. As would be expected, the Author provides us with lots of information not available before. This highly informative book is a must have for serious collectors. [Reviewed by Giorgio Migliavacca]
Price: $135.00
Item Id #013107    See Details...
POW IN ITALY WORLD WAR ONE Prigionieri in Italia
Country: ITALY
Condition: POW IN ITALY WORLD WAR ONE Prigionieri in Italia
Description: Prisoners of War Regulations: PRISONERS OF WAR ON ITALIAN TERRITORIES WORLD WAR I by Migliavacca, in English - illustrated throughout 12pp - PRIMA GUERRA MONDIALE: PRIGIONIERI DI GUERRA IN ITALIA E TERRITORI ITALIANI in Inglese ALMOST LIKE NEW LAST COPIES AVAILABLE
Price: $14.00
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POW ITALY GERMANY BRITAIN 1944 LEAFLET DROPPED BY GERMANS ON BRITISH TROOPS
Condition: POW ITALY GERMANY BRITAIN 1944 LEAFLET DROPPED BY GERMANS ON BRITISH TROOPS
Description: VERY INTERESTING "FLYER" DROPPED BY THE GERMANS ON BRITISH TROOPS IN ITALY IN 1944 WHILE THE ALLIES WERE ADVANCING NORTHWARDLY IN ITALY PRISONERS OF WAR GET A SQUARE DEAL GERMANY STRICTLY OBSERVES GENEVA CONVENTION ....THEY ARE ENJOYING CIGARETTES JUST RECEIVED FROM THE RED CROSS...EVERY POW GETS ONE PARCEL A WEEK CONTAINING CIGARETTES, CHOCOLATE, BISCUITS AND OTHER USEFUL AND PLEASANT THINGS... A GEM EX GEORGE CRABB LEGENDARY COLLECTION
Price: $89.00
Item Id #007239    See Details...
1943 SERBIAN POW IN GERMANY  Censored OFLAG XIII B - postcard
Country: SERBIA
Condition: 1943 SERBIAN POW IN GERMANY Censored OFLAG XIII B - postcard
Description: at NURNBERG -- 28 February 1943 - very fine quality for POW Mail
Price: $33.00
Item Id #012872    See Details...
1944 POW LETTER FORM TO SERBIAN POW AT STALAG VII A  Censored
Country: SERBIA
Condition: 1944 POW LETTER FORM TO SERBIAN POW AT STALAG VII A Censored
Description: FROM SERBIA TO STAMMLAGER VII A - JANUARY 1944 ** Very good quality for POW Mail - signed Migliavacca
Price: $35.00
Item Id #012873    See Details...
1941 SERBIAN POW AT GERMAN CAMP OFLAG VII C + BOXED FELDPOST HANDSTAMP
Country: SERBIA
Condition: 1941 SERBIAN POW AT GERMAN CAMP OFLAG VII C + BOXED FELDPOST HANDSTAMP
Description: 11 October 1941 POW postcard STALAG VII A censor mark in red + FELDPOST cds - most unusual combination and extra fine quality - signed Migliavacca
Price: $80.00
Item Id #012875    See Details...
1942 POW POSTCARD FROM ZEMUN CROATIA TO CROATIAN POW AT STALAG VIII C
Country: CROATIA
Condition: 1942 POW POSTCARD FROM ZEMUN CROATIA TO CROATIAN POW AT STALAG VIII C
Price: $45.00
Item Id #012876    See Details...
 ITALY POWS in ITALY DURING WORLD WAR 1 by Migliavacca
Country: ITALY
Condition: ITALY POWS in ITALY DURING WORLD WAR 1 by Migliavacca
Description: PRISONERS OF WAR IN ITALY DURING WW1, by G. Migliavacca, 1980, in Italian, 80pp with rarity scale - replete with illustrations - most valuable work long out of print and rare!! Used, second hand, aging on cover, the rest is in fine condition
Price: $43.00
Item Id #004175    See Details...
TUNISIA ALGERIA MOROCCO ITALY POW WORLD WAR 2
Country: FRANCE
Condition: TUNISIA ALGERIA MOROCCO ITALY POW WORLD WAR 2
Description: ITALIAN POWS IN NORTH AFRICA 1942-1946 by Giorgio Migliavacca *** 32 pages, illustrated throughout, large size 8" x 11" *** in Italian and French with list of camps, classification of postal stationery, Vatican messages, and a noteworthy appendix with important documentation not published elsewhere ***** LIMITED EDITION *** NOT TO BE MISSED!!! ESSENTIAL REFERENCE FOR THE SERIOUS COLLECTOR
Price: $29.00
Item Id #001877    See Details...
1943 SERBIAN POW IN GERMANY STALAG VI C POW POSTCARD CENSORED
Country: SERBIA
Condition: 1943 SERBIAN POW IN GERMANY STALAG VI C POW POSTCARD CENSORED
Description: 5 December 1943 - very fine - signed Migliavacca
Price: $35.00
Item Id #012885    See Details...
1941 SERBIAN POW IN GERMANY OFLAG XIII B censored POW LETTER FORM
Country: SERBIA
Condition: 1941 SERBIAN POW IN GERMANY OFLAG XIII B censored POW LETTER FORM
Description: signed Migliavacca -- March 1943
Price: $35.00
Item Id #012886    See Details...
1942 INCOMING POSTCARD FROM SERBIA TO SERBIAN POW IN GERMANY OFFLAGER XIII B NURNBERG
Country: SERBIA
Condition: 1942 INCOMING POSTCARD FROM SERBIA TO SERBIAN POW IN GERMANY OFFLAGER XIII B NURNBERG
Description: SIGNED MIGLIAVACCA
Price: $35.00
Item Id #012887    See Details...