1940 INDO-CHINE – FRANCE……WW2 RETURNED TO SENDER … [20257]

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1940 (Aug 18) Plain envelope with a little wear to edges to Belfortfrom A.A. Praly bearing Rice Fields 40c tied Hanoi R.P. /Tonkin cds & with 2 strikes of violet unframed Retour A L’Envoyer /Relations Postale /Interrompues with on reverse Hanio R.P. (10 Aug) despatch & with returned cds Hanoi R.P. (28 Jan 1941).
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Germany invaded France in May 1940 & after the armistice of 22 June divided the country into an Occupied Zone & Unoccupied Zone administered by Vichy France. Germany placed severe restrictions on mail entering & leaving the occupied zone & this was returned 5 months later in Jan 1941.

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