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Monday, October 21, 2019 at 5:37 PM
Monday, July 27, 2020 at 1:00 AM
Created by Delcampe Lister
This is a beautiful Real picture postcard cover from a German prisoner of war, POW, in the Fukuoka camp Japan To Essen Germany. In excellent condition. Excellent stamp, cancels and markings. Postmarked March 19, 1915 Covers to and from German POWs held by Japan in World War 1 are exceptionally rare. Postcard depicts the Entrance At Hakosakimiya temple . Japan participated in World War I as one of the Allied Powers, but its effective involvement was largely limited to the campaign against forces defending Germanyâ€™s concession at Qingdao (Tsingtao) in China. This 1914 campaign ended with the Germansâ€™ surrender after a month and a half, at which point Japan found itself with 4,700 prisoners of war. They were dispersed to camps in 16 locations around Japan where they would be held for more than five years.