1940 IRELAND – FRANCE…WW2 TO OCCUPIED ZONE & NOT ADMISSIBLE… [18617]

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1940 (May 14) United States Lines printed envelope to Paris in Occupied France with return address of New York City bearing Eire 3d tied Gaillimh cds with black on Pink bi-lingual SP 1 Opened By Censor overlaid by PC90 Opened By /Examiner 4394 & with additional PC 90 Opened By /Examiner 1224 labels & red unframed “Zone Occupee” with Arrows each side +blue unframed “Retouur A L’Envoyeur /Relations Postales /Interrompues” + black “Retour /A L’Envoyeur /726” hand stamps …….. Posted the day, 14 May, that the Germans entered Paris but somehow found it’s way into the Unoccupied (Vichy) Zone where the red Zone Occupee was applied & returned from 726 in France with Censorship taking place in Ireland then GB on the outward leg & again upon return to GB perhaps because of the return address being New York city & arousing suspicion

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