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Norske militærleirer og deres posthistorie (Norwegian Military Camps and Their Postal History), Torbjørn Larsson-Fedde, 7 by 10 inches, hardbound, 192 pages, in Norwegian, privately printed by the author, Farsund, Norway, 2001, ISBN 82-995823-1-8, 350 NOK (approx. $38) plus postage from the author, Skottegt. 4, 4550 Farsund, Norway.

This history of Norwegian fieldposts in that country begins with FPK No. 1, established in 1888 in Gardermoen. The detailed listing for this important fieldpost location includes the names of key personnel in charge of the office and the from/to dates they served between 1880 and 1990. The evolution of the cancels used is seen through a series of illustrations including use of the facility as an airbase.

Each chapter is devoted to an Army unit fieldpost office followed by more chapters on air and naval units. Historical information, photographs, maps, covers, and cancellations tell the story for each fieldpost location. Brief mention is made of several special camp locations at the end of the book. A bibliography by fieldpost location concludes the book. An index might have brought additional utility to this work, but its geographical approach to the fieldpost history makes this tool less necessary.

Recommended for military postal history collectors of Norway.

Alan Warren