Category Archives: Life in Camp 59

Mail Sent from the Prison Camps

Each POW was entitled to send one postcard and one letter from camp each week. The letters were an early form of aerogram, a lightweight piece of paper that became its own envelope when folded. Note the shape of the following aerogram sent by Armie Hill from Camp 98 on Sicily to his mother.



The following postcard was sent by Armie to his mother from Camp 59. Note the letters and cards are lined with 24 lines and 10 lines, respectively, thereby limiting the writer’s message space. Note also that the correspondence bears the stamps of both Italian and U.S. censors.