Occupation

Internee Mail service

During late 1942 and 1943, Islanders of British nationality were deported from the Channel Islands to Internment camps in Germany. These Internees could write to the Channel Islands or to their relatives in England on special Internee cards or letter sheets. Naturally mail was also sent from the Channel Islands and England to these camps. Items of mail from this service can form a fascinating collection.

1944 airletter to E. Dowdall, a detainee in Laufen Internment Camp
1943 lettersheet from Laufen camp St Peter Port, Guernsey