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Italian Prisoner of War letters

Identifier: SC 00131

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Three Prisoner of War letters from World War II written in Italian.  Two letters originated in Algeria (Orano) Camp #134.  The third has an address listed as the Prisoner of War Information Bureau Provost Marshall's Office, POW camp M126, Washington, D.C.  Letters are stamped or have markings indicating Prisoner of War Postage and also show stamps that the letters passed censoring protocol.


  • Creation: 1943-1944

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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

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