Notes through Barbed Wire (B&W)
Notes through Barbed Wire, 2011 by Powell, J. Michael. A comprehensive look with a new approach on mail to and from civilian internees and Prisoners of War held in camps in Canada during World War II. Black & white version. Spiral, 412 pp.
The latest BNAPS handbook, Notes through Barbed Wire by J. Michael Powell, subtitled “Mail to and from Prisoners Of War, Civilian Internees, Japanese Evacuees and Others in Canadian Internment Camps during World War II” is an extensive survey of the subject of Canadian Internment Mail.
Building on the military postmark studies of W.J. Bailey, E.R. Toop and C.D. Sayles and the BNAPS Exhibit Series books by Stephen C. Luciuk and Kenneth V. Ellison, the author has taken a different approach. Focusing strictly on the World War II era, his chapter subjects range from Standard and Special Stationery to Rates, Destinations, Hand-stamps and Postmarks, through Censor and Foreign Markings to seldom seen material emanating from the Administration & Support side of Internment Operations. Extensive use of both contemporary and modern photographs of the various camps adds tremendous additional context to the philatelic material.