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Regulations from the Announcement of Service Manual E-47, with sample letters, published in a daily newspaper

In order to show the soldiers at the front and their family members at home what the outside of a field post letter should be like, various daily newspapers published regulations on this matter from Service Manual E-47, which contained all the regulations for the field post service.

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    How did a letter get from A to B?

    Each item sent from the home front by the Imperial and Royal postal system started its journey in the Monarchy at a post office. From there it made its way to the postal collection points where post for the front was sorted according to formation and troop unit. So-called ‘travelling Feldpost collection points’, as Paul Höger has called them, even performed this operation while trains were in transit on central railway lines.