PRISONERS OF WAR: 1918 (Sep 10) British postcard with 'BRITISH PRISONER OF WAR/NEW ZEALAND E.F./ TURKEY' all printed in red, to a trooper with the Auckland Mounted Rifles held captive in Turkey, handwritten advice of provisions being forwarded & 'NEW ZEALAND PRISONERS OF WAR DEPT/415 STRAND LONDON WC' h/s in black, LONDON/POSTAGE/ 3 /PAID' cds in red, remarkably fine for mail to a POW. Only 25 New Zealanders were captured by the Turks & this is the only recorded example of mail to or from a Kiwi POW from the Gallipoli Campaign. Ex Gordon Darge: acquired at the Prestige auction of 5.3.2011 for $1552.
Auction Category: NEW ZEALAND - GALLIPOLI CAMPAIGN - The Gallipoli Fiasco
Military & Censor Mail , NEW ZEALAND , Postal History , Military World War I , EGYPT , TURKEY , Military - WWI Gallipoli (ANZAC) , MIDDLE EAST , Prisoners of War , GREAT BRITAIN