Prisoner of War Mail from WWI

Prisoner Of War mail always tells a story.

A card or letter was the only link between a captured soldier, sailor or airman  and his relatives at home. 

Conditions were usually grim and many of the letters were requests for basic items such as socks and other comforts from home. In addition there were thousands of charities in Britain who sent items to prisoners. Here Malcolm Cole shows half-a-dozen items from his collection. 

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