1921 IRAQ – GB…ARAB REVOLT 1920-21… [21801]


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1921 (Jul 19) Crested Government of India / OHMS stampless envelope to Stanley Gibbons, Philatelic Publishers, London W.C.2 with at bottom left violet Despatched by / D.D.W. T.L.C. Baghdad & with violet 24mm circular M724 & cancelled on reverse Bi-lingual 19 Jun 21 despatch cds…The San Remo conference of April 1920 granted Britain a Mandate over Mesopotamia (Iraq) leading in May to mass meetings & demonstations against British rule that quickly led to open armed revolt in June, this was mostly suppressed by British Indian forces in late October yet problems continued until 1922 mostly by Sunni & Shai religious fanatical groups but also others who wanted the British out.

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