1940 (Sep 28) Airmail envelope to Bordeaux bearing A.E.F. 3f 75 & 25c tied Fernan-Vaz /Gabon cds & with blue unframed Retour A L’Envoyeur /Relations Postales /Interrompues (Return to Sender Postal Relations are Interupted) hand stamp & on reverse black circular Controle Postal /Afrique Equatoriale Francaise /Commision hand stamp & Port Gentil /Gabon (1 Oct) outward + Port Gentil /Gabon (27 Dec) return cds + unclear ??? /A.E.F. (30 Dec) arrival cds ……… Germany invaded France in May 1940 & after the armistice of 22 June divided the country into an Occupied Zone & Unoccpied Zone administered by Vichy France. Germany placed severe restictions on mail entering & leaving the occupied zone.