Army Postal Service
(989 words)

Army Postal Service

Besides the arrangements made by civil and military authorities to provide for the transmission of mail between the battlefront and home, as well as within the army, the term also applies to the various items of mail themselves: postcards, letters, packets, parcels, newspapers, and other printed material, and not least the written exchange of information between military command posts and headquarters.

In the age of modern mass armies, the army postal service was especially important. The advent of total war required not only comprehensiv…

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Latzel, Klaus, “Army Postal Service”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 21 October 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0034>
First published online: 2015



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