1921 IRAQ – GB…ARAB REVOLT 1920-21… [21802]


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1920 (Nov 8) Pre addressed & printed stampless envelope The Imperial Fine Art Corporation Ltd, 964 High Holborn, London W.C with at bottom left From ? (unidentified name) S.T. Coy, Main Supply Office, FPO 11 & with red 24mm circular M 1171 & cancelled on reverse Hinaidi cds extending the previously LRD of 6 Dec 1919 by almost a year…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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