1941 GB-ETHIOPIA….WW2 BRITISH POW in ADDIS ABEBA.. [20907]

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1941 (Apr 30) Plain envelope to Mr. Leslie Holland, Prisoner of War, Addis Abeba, Africa Orientale Italiano bearing GB GV1 dark colours 2½d tied Glasgow datestamp overstruck by London (6 Jun) datestamp & with PC 90 OPENED BY EXAMINER 5,544 label partly overlaid by VERIFICATO PER CENSURA label & with blue 132 over 1 handstamp….A remarkable cover. The Italians did not enter the war until 10 June 1940 & very few British civilian Internees were taken in Ethiopia. On 6 Apr 1941 Addis Abeba was entered & occupied by British forces, Haile Selassie returned in May 1941 but fighting continued until the Italians surrendered in Nov 1941, See:- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_African_Campaign_(World_War_II)#Addis_Ababa

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