Field post

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Feldpostmark of the Bundeswehr (stamp date: March 10, 2002)

Under Field Post is understood within the military system , the postal services of the units by specially trained soldiers in use under the name field postal worker .

The field post connects the troops both with home and the troops with each other. It was very important because these letters were the soldiers' only signs of life to their relatives.

For the development of both the field post of the German armed forces and the field post of foreign armed forces in Germany, see Field Post (Germany) .

Royal Bavarian field post in the field during the First World War

Today's field post in individual states

See also


  • Jens Ebert (ed.): Field post letters from Stalingrad. Wallstein-Verlag, Göttingen 2003, ISBN 3-89244-677-6 .
  • Jens Ebert (ed.): From the August experience to the November revolution. Letters from World War 1914–1918. Wallstein-Verlag, Göttingen 2014, ISBN 978-3-8353-1390-3 .
  • Jens Ebert: "Will try to put a letter together for you". Aspects of proletarian field post in the First World War. In: Yearbook for research on the history of the labor movement . Vol. 14, No. 1, 2015, pp. 37-53.
  • Hellmuth Karasek (Ed.): Letters move the world. Volume 6: Field Post. teNeues, Kempen et al. 2013, ISBN 978-3-8327-9733-1 .
  • Elke Scherstjanoi (Ed.): Red Army soldiers write from Germany. Letters from the front (1945) and historical analyzes (= texts and materials on contemporary history. Vol. 14). Saur, Munich 2004, ISBN 3-598-11656-X .

Web links

Commons : Field Post  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files
Wiktionary: Feldpost  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations

Individual evidence

  1. Aribert Reimann: The ideal world in a steel storm: German and English field post from the First World War. In: Gerhard Hirschfeld , Gerd Krumeich , Dieter Langewiesche (Hrsg.): War experiences. Studies on the social and mental history of the First World War (= writings of the library for contemporary history. NF vol. 5). Klartext-Verlag, Essen 1997, ISBN 3-88474-538-7 , pp. 129-145.