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100 Years Ago: Parcels to Prisoners in Germany

The Intelligencer June 10, 1915 (page 5)

“Parcels to Prisoners in Germany. The regulations recently issued by the postal authorities at Ottawa, allow parcels up to eleven pounds in weight to be sent free of all charges to prisoners in Germany. It may be of interest to many of our readers to know that there are no restrictions as to the number of parcels sent. …  It is, however, advisable to send smaller parcels, say five or six pounds, and if necessary to send several of these rather than attempt to make a parcel of the limit weight. It has been the experience of those who have for months been sending food and other comforts to friends imprisoned in Germany, that smaller parcels, even when there may be many of them, are more likely to arrive safely at their destination.”