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    Hi,

    I found this interresting envelope with three letters inside.
    It's from 1942, I think somebody writing to his family.
    The three letters have different locations on top of the letters.
    On the front of the envelope is an addition 5-3-1942, maybe censored?

    Anyone who can read this handwriting? I'm very curious what it is saying.
    If somebody can, then I can also show the other three letters.

    Cheers Menno
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    The Feldpost Number on the back of the envelope and on the stamp is that of...
    3. Kompanie Luftnachrichten-Betriebs-Abteilung z.b.V. 16

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    The letter is sent from 3. Kompanie Luftnachrichten-Betriebs-Abteilung z.b.V. 16. Most feldpost is hard to read since most are written in gothic german or SŁtterlin, a form of 'Kurrentschrift', as was normal at the time. They can be translated by professionals, and a average price would be £65 per 1000 words, with a minimum charge of £25 if it is only one document.

    Other then that I would say that it look's like a interesting letter with a beautiful stamp!

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    The writing on the left side of the envelope reads: "Am 5.3.42 beantwortet!" meaning "Replied on 5 March 1942!"...
    cheers, Glenn

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    Thanks, interresting to know the "abteilung" it's coming from.
    The costs of getting it translated is a bit too much for me....
    I will take a copy to the W&P show next year, and show them to a German I met
    there this year, maybe he can make something of it.

    cheers Menno

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    Yes it's quite expensive indeed, and greatly exceeds the value of the feldpost (1-2 £ for one like this). Most Germans can not read them either, all though some of the older generation Germans will be able to.

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    I found an online class, maybe I can make something of it myself.
    A nice puzzle for the coming months...

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