1943 ETHIOPIA-ITALIAN SOMALILAND…WW2-OCCUPIED ENEMY TERRITORY by RITISH FORCES… [16758]

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1943(Mar 25) Plain env from Barclays Bank (Dominion, Colonial & Oversea) Addis Ababa to Major. B.C. Shea, c/o O.E.T.A. Evacuation, Dire Dawa & forwarded in manu to Mogadiscio bearing Haile Selassie 10c tied Addis Abeba d/s & with EA APO 62 [26 Mar] transit d’s & on rev Dire Daoua [28 Mar] + EA APO 62 [3 Apr] + EA APO 75 [3 Apr] transit d/s … [Not a great deal is known about Italians taken POW during the Eritrea/Ethiopian campaign. They were initially placed into various camps in British & Italian Somaliland, Eritrea & Ethiopia however generally overcrowding, poor conditions & sanitation necessitated careful handling with many being moved to other theatres such as Egypt etc. Mail connected to these Camps is seldom encounted]

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