Shipment for prisoners of war

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Description

French parcel label addressed to Mohamed ait Menca from the 5th Algerian Tirailleurs Regiment who was imprisoned at Zossen.

Context

Captivity was regulated in accordance with The Hague Conventions of warfare of 1899 and 1907, which regulated international standards regarding the treatment of prisoners of war. Although not very specific, this international agreement monitored standards relating to camp accommodation and facilities (lodging, postage), labour regulations (conditions, wages), and encouraged the establishment of relief societies for prisoners of war.