1895 MADAGASCAR – FRANCE…2nd FRENCH EXPEDITION 1895-1905 MARINE FORCES at REUNION… [15139]

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1895 (Nov 23) stampless envelope to Orleans, Loire endorsed “Corps Expeditionnaire de Madagascar” cancelled octagonal Corr. D’ Armee /St. Denis date stamp & on reverse red circular Conseil D’Administration /Batalion /D’Infanterie /De /Marine /Reunion hand stamp plus Orleans/Loire (22 Dec) arrival cds…….Scarce from Reunion……..The 2nd Madagascar Expedition commenced 1 Mar 1895. A French colony was declared 6 Aug 1896 & a Pacification period continued until 1902 with scattered disturbances till 1905.

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