Feldpost

During WWII, letter mail was the most common means for a soldier to keep in touch with loved ones; maintaining a link to family and friends at home was critical to a soldier’s morale.  Germany had an elaborate and highly efficient Feldpost (military postal) system to move mail to and from soldiers all over the Third Reich. 

Writing letters home was common to all soldiers in WWII.  During the war, soldiers did not require postage stamps to mail letters, and a variety of standardized Feldpost forms, stationary kits, envelopes, and boxes were available through the postal system or unit canteens to assist soldiers with their correspondence needs.

These photographs were taken from a number of books,  online sources, and auction sites.  They are presented here for educational purposes.  The text and many of the photos were graciously supplied by Jeffrey Wade.