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jolly_magpie
09-04-2008, 11:50 PM
I had a thought. How did mail and documents move between the axis and allies in WW2? I mean, HOW was it done?

BOAC ran a courier service to Sweden in a civilian-marked Mosquito, they were shot at many times by both sides.

I have a vision of a foggy mid-channel meeting between a Kreigsmarine E-boat and an RN MTB.....canvas bags being tossed through the darkness...

Some of it would have been radio, I suppose, but what about the red cross parcels and messages.

Spying is different, this is authorized contact.

Just a thought.

jolly_magpie
09-04-2008, 11:50 PM
I had a thought. How did mail and documents move between the axis and allies in WW2? I mean, HOW was it done?

BOAC ran a courier service to Sweden in a civilian-marked Mosquito, they were shot at many times by both sides.

I have a vision of a foggy mid-channel meeting between a Kreigsmarine E-boat and an RN MTB.....canvas bags being tossed through the darkness...

Some of it would have been radio, I suppose, but what about the red cross parcels and messages.

Spying is different, this is authorized contact.

Just a thought.

joeap
09-05-2008, 02:20 AM
Maybe it wasn't? Except for Red Cross stuff.

thunderchild_oz
09-05-2008, 04:33 AM
My guess would be that it would go through a neutral country. I seem to remember that red cross parcels made their way through Switzerland.

jolly_magpie
09-05-2008, 11:57 AM
I never thought of a neutral country! That would work just fine.

Beaufort-RAF
09-10-2008, 01:18 PM
This is from a Mosquito pilot flying intruder ops over Italy (from Malta) in 1943:-

"A little added employment on these trips was the production of rubber banded bundles of letters written by Italian POWs and addressed to a specific locality.

These we were asked to deliver and it was usually easy, for the localities were often sleepy little towns.

This was service indeed and we liked to think that the letters had only to be collected and delivered next morning."

cawimmer430
09-11-2008, 05:05 AM
Easy.

E-Mail. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif


Oh wait, those were the 1940s! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif