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WWII German Feldpost & Deathcard selection

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    Here are a few German WWII Feldpost & correspondence :

    FeldPost envelopes (including an NSDAP stamped one)

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    wraparound envelope & card Feldpost :

    Envelope Address

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    Envelope unfolded

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    Envelope interior

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    This has an interesting postmark (reminding Germans not to reveal confidential information on the phone):


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    This is a correspondence from postwar Berlin 1946. You can see the allied censor marks on it and the de-nazified postage & stamps.

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    Other side :

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    There are more soldiers letters here too :
    http://s287.photobucket.com/albums/ll135/zwanzig_photos/Feldpost/

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  • Eastern Front Death Cards

    These are a small selection of Eastern Front (Ostfront) Death /Prayer cards to various Wehrmacht. You can clearly read the medals they were awarded and where in Russia they died also which division served with.

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    Reverse showing the religious images of some

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    There is an interesting ebay buyers guide to WWI and WWII German Death Prayer Remembrance Cards here:

    http://reviews.ebay.com/WW1-and-WW2-German-Death-Prayer-Remembrance-Cards_W0QQugidZ10000000002168699

    Here is a snip from the guide referencing some of the (far) more expensive and desirable ones :

    Especially interesting are when multiple family members appear on one card. I have seen 5 brothers on one WW2 card. That had to be especially tragic for the poor family. I have seen a father and a baby girl (father killed on Russian Front & baby killed at home in a bombing raid) on one card. I have seen father and son on a single card. I have seen a widow and late husband on a single card (she died 1950's & he died during the war). I have seen WW2 uniformed veterans pictured on cards from the 1960's.


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