Deutsches Dienstpostamt Oslo 1942-1945 by Bjørn E.
Bunæs. 6 ¾ by 9 ½ inches, soft covers, perfect bound, 72 pages, in English
and Norwegian, War and Philabooks Ltd., Tårnåsen, Norway, 2004. ISBN
82-995588-8-3, $26 plus $10 shipping to
This booklet is an expanded version of Bunæs’ articles that appeared recently in the Norwegian War and Field Post Society journal. In order to handle official mail during WW II in occupied territories, the German Service Mail Offices were established (Deutsches Dienstpostamt). Such mail included mostly free franked items related to party offices, field hospitals, material supply departments, reserve and training units and their staff. Private mail from these organizations had to be franked.
handling of this official mail at the
offices in Drontheim, Narvik,
and Tromsö are mentioned. A scheme of post box (P)
numbers for official mail coming into
An elaborate table lists cancels, administrative cachets, and labels and stationery with size, rarity, period of use and illustrations. Appendices reproduce German postal communications that bear on this mail. The War and Field Post Society recognizes that this monograph is a starting point for compiling this data, and requests additional information from others who may be able to expand the work.