1918 ESTONIA …INTERNAL USE DURING GERMAN OCCUPATION WW1… [21451]

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1918 (Oct 10) Picture postcard to Viljandi bearing Germania 5 pf & 7½ pf Postgebiet Ob. Ost overprints tied Revel (12 Oct) cds & with violet circular double rimmed Re censor handstamp applied Konigsberg….German forces invade 21 Oct 1917 Estonia proclaims Independence 28 November as a communist republic aided by Russia resulting in war between German & Russian forces. 24 Feb 1918 Estonia again proclaims independence but as a German protectorate, Russia 3 Mar after the treaty of Brest – Litovsk the independence accept this & 11 Nov German troops start withdrawing. On 22 Nov 1918 Russia again invades & the British Navy step in to protect Estonia.

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