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Feldpost Photo Album 2. Kompanie Panzergruppe Nachrichten-Regiment 10 Italy Afrika Egypt POW Canada
Photo Album 2. Kompanie Panzergruppe Nachrichten-Regiment 10 Italy Afrika Egypt POW Canada

Set of Feldpost, POW Feldpost and a photo album from an Infantry Obergefreiter captured in North Afica and  imprisoned in Canada and England! 

18 Feldost envelopes and letters from when he was with 1 Company Infantry Ersatz Bataillon 109. 1940

14 Feldpost envelopes and letters from Infantry Ersatz Pionier Company 5. 1941

16 Feldpost letters and envelopes Infantry Ersatz Abteilung 5. 1941 (his son was born!)

34 Feldpost letters and envelopes from the Russia campaign. 8. Kompanie Nachrichten-Abteilung 540.  1941

13 Feldpost letters and envelopes from 2. Kompanie Panzergruppe Nachrichten-Regiment 10, 1941 into 1942. Naples, Pompeii.

04 March 1942, he arrives in Afrika.

20+ Feldpost letters and envelopes sent from North Afrika.

As a member of Panzergruppe Nachrichten Regiment 10 (renamed Panzer Armee Afrika 30 January 1942, he would have been fighting at Tobruk (2nd day of Operation Venice) when he was captured, 27 May 1942.

WW2 German Feldpost 2. Kompanie Panzergruppe Nachrichten-Regiment 10 Italy Afrika Egypt POW Canada
WW2 German Feldpost 2. Kompanie Panzergruppe Nachrichten-Regiment 10 Italy Afrika Egypt POW Canada
WW2 German Feldpost 2. Kompanie Panzergruppe Nachrichten-Regiment 10 Italy Afrika Egypt POW Canada
WW2 German Feldpost 2. Kompanie Panzergruppe Nachrichten-Regiment 10 Italy Afrika Egypt POW Canada
WW2 German Feldpost 2. Kompanie Panzergruppe Nachrichten-Regiment 10 Italy Afrika Egypt POW Canada
WW2 German Feldpost 2. Kompanie Panzergruppe Nachrichten-Regiment 10 Italy Afrika Egypt POW Canada
WW2 German Feldpost 2. Kompanie Panzergruppe Nachrichten-Regiment 10 Italy Afrika Egypt POW Canada
WW2 German Feldpost 2. Kompanie Panzergruppe Nachrichten-Regiment 10 Italy Afrika Egypt POW Canada
WW2 German Photo Album 2. Kompanie Panzergruppe Nachrichten-Regiment 10 Italy Afrika Egypt POW Canada
WW2 German Photo Album 2. Kompanie Panzergruppe Nachrichten-Regiment 10 Italy Afrika Egypt POW Canada
WW2 German Photo Album 2. Kompanie Panzergruppe Nachrichten-Regiment 10 Italy Afrika Egypt POW Canada
WW2 German Photo Album 2. Kompanie Panzergruppe Nachrichten-Regiment 10 Italy Afrika Egypt POW Canada
WW2 German Photo Album 2. Kompanie Panzergruppe Nachrichten-Regiment 10 Italy Afrika Egypt POW Canada

On 27 May 1942, he was taken prisoner and in a British POW Camp in Egypt.  11 August an Oberleutnant writes his wife to inform her that her husband is missing since 27 May 1942.

26 August 1942, he is in a POW Camp 133 Ottawa, Canada. On 22 April 1946, he writes from POW Camp 183 in Quorn-Leics, Great Britain.  On 6 May 1946, a card is posted from POW Camp 254 in Sutton Bridge, Great Britain. 10 June, he wrote from POW Camp 153, Fulney Park, Great Britain.  21 January 1947, he wrote from POW Camp “Victoria” 55 Milden-Hall, Great Britain. 08 March 1947, was his final letter home from Munster Lager in the British Zone of Gemany. (130 POW mail letters in envelopes, cards)  They are all easy to read.

The photo album has 72  6x8 cm photos mostly from training and many in tropical uniform.  Some of the last photos show him with his comrades with a plane and looks to have been flown to the desert.  At the very back of the album is an invitation from Ernst and Friedl Zani’s wedding, October 1940.  There is a large (8x10”ish) photo of Ernst, Friedl and son, Peter that I am guessing was taken around 1960. 

Not shown but included is some correspondence between the Ministry of the Interior and Friedl regarding her (future) husband’s Italian background.


Absolutely awesome set to an Afrika Korps combatant who spent 5 years as a POW in Canada and the UK. 

$200

SOLD