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The Military Postal History Society Journal (previously Bulletin) and Monographs Downloads

This page points to the recent copies of the Journal (Bulletin) of the Military Postal History Society that are available online for download solely by members of the Society. In addition, the Society has published monographs available only to members.

THE LATEST JOURNAL (bulletin) is available at this link

THE MOST RECENTLY RELEASED MONOGRAPH #2 is available at this link

The files referenced from this page, the articles linked from the "Staging" page, as well as certain back issues of the Journal, are PRIVATE to members only, and should not be redistributed. Each quarter, when a new Journal is issued, members who have access to electronic copies will receive a private email, specifying the username and password required to access those documents for that quarter ONLY.

Note that Bulletin and/or Journal back issues from 1937 to 2017 are now open to the general public. See: the General Index page for more information.

In addition to the Journals (Bulletins), from time to time, we offer Advance Previews of Upcoming Journal Articles to our members.

Please Note: Some of the files offered here are Adobe Acrobat format (PDF). PDF files tend to have relatively large file sizes. They may take a long time to download if you have a slow internet connection. Instead of clicking directly on the link to view the document online, you may wish to right click the link and save the file to your computer, phone, or tablet, for viewing or printing later on. If you do not have the Acrobat Reader program installed, click on the icon below to do so. The reader program is free.

We are returning to a process we used a few years ago. There will be a FULL-quality PDF file of the Journal, along with a much smaller file, but of lower quality (when available). It is recommended that you download and use the largest-sized file that you can afford. For many members, the lower-quality PDF file may be quite sufficient for computer-based viewing.

For more information about downloading and viewing PDF files, see the PDF information page.

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Current Journal

NOTE: The following files are of the third 2024 Journal (Bulletin).

2024 #3 (full-quality PDF file, 9.3 meg)

2024 #3 (lower-quality PDF file, 2 meg)

Society-Published Monographs

In 2023, the Society initiated a project to publish 2 military-related monographs per year. The first two monographs (and all future items) are available at the links below. Those PDF files are available ONLY to members.

Monograph #1 American Aid for German Prisoners of War, A Postal History (PDF, 21 meg)

Monograph #2 MS Gripsholm and the US - Japan Diplomatic Exchanges in World War II (PDF, 69 meg)

The PDF files linked to from this page are intended to be used for ELECTRONIC reading only. We have had some reports from members that the files, or parts of them, do not print correctly on home printers. We cannot guarantee that attempts to print any PDF linked here will be successful.

"Staging Area" for Upcoming Journal Articles

We have set up an article pre-view staging area where you can view articles planned for future editions of the Journal. If you wish to comment on those articles, please contact the Editor.

Previous Journals Available

Second 2024 issue:

2024 #2 (full-quality PDF file, 10 meg)

2024 #2 (lower-quality PDF file, 2 meg)

First 2024 issue:

2024 #1 (full-quality PDF file, 11 meg)

2024 #1 (lower-quality PDF file, 2 meg)

Fourth 2023 issue:

2023 #4 (full-quality PDF file, 11 meg)

2023 #4 (lower-quality PDF file, 2 meg)

Experimental Journal Formats

Some previous Journals have been converted to E-Book formats. Interested members are encouraged to try these formats on their e-readers (such as Kindle or the Kindle App).

More Links

Military Postal History Journal Information Page

Journal Future Article "Staging" Area

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