1943 FRANCE …INTERNAL OCCUPATION of S.E. FRANCE DOUBLE CENSORED… [19058]

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1943 (Jan 3) Plain envelope to Mentone via Ventimiglia bearing France Petain 2 x 1.50f & Mercury 2 x 50c tied Varacieux /Isere cds & with Plain brown resealing label tied blue OKW Geoffnet (d) OKW/Eagle Swastika (Riemer D – 21b) + red boxed 3211 + 5406 German censors + violet 143 over 111 within circle + 6 within frame & 9 within circle + red unframed 20 of Italian censors & on reverse Verificato Per censura label tied violet Ufficio Censura Posta Estera /111 hand stamp & Mentone (20 Jan) arrival cds……………………………………………………………………………………
This shows the Germans in control of Varacieux & Italians controling Mentone with mail again being censored on reaching the Italian occupied zone… ref: Postal history of Italian Occupation of S.E. France by David Trapnell (2014)

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