German Training Field Post in Sudetenland 1938

Last edited: April 19, 2000

The German Field Post was activated during the occupation of Sudetenland between 1.10.1938 and 20.10.1938. The field post service was declared to be a training one (▄bungsfeldpost) and soldiers┤ mail was not free of charge. The following field post office numbers are recorded so far: 13, 20, 24, 28, 30, 67, 239, 294, 405, 473, 570, 800, 900, 936. Their assignment to military units and locations of the field post offices are not known (help wanted !). In addition to regular German troops, volunteers form Sudetenland took part in military actions, organized in the "Sudetendeutsches Freikorps Konrad Henlein". Their field post (showing Freikorps unit marks) was mailed through civil post offices.

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Basic marking types

field post offices
Freikorps
unit marks

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Example

Letter send on 9.10.1938 from a member of the 9th regiment. Franked with a
Czechoslovak stamp and postmarked
"FELDPOST/c/-20". Note that the senders address mentions field post # 24.

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Reference

E. Sauer: Deutsche Feldpost aus Anlass der Besetzung des Sudetenlandes. ArGe Deutsche Feldpost 1939/1945, Nr. 23 (1981), p. 523. (German field post during the occupation of Sudetenland) (In German)

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Acknowledgements

Knud-Erik Andersen, Randers, DK
Jan Berr, Vrchlabi, CZ

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