1948 PALESTINE …BRITISH FLEET MAIL 12.. [20550]

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1948 (Jun 27) Plain stampless envelope to Haifa cancelled British Fleet Mail /12 cds & with Field Post Office 731 (28 Jun) arrival cds & with on reverse partial blue violet oval MAIL OFFICE /17 JUNE 1948 /H.M NAVAL BASE HAIFA hand stamp.
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The State of Israel was proclaimed on the 14 May 1948 & the following day was invaded by Arab troops from Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Trans-Jordan & Syria. All invaders were repulsed but war continued until 7 Jan 1949 when a cease fire was proclaimed leaving a very uneasy truce.. FPO 731 is recorded by Proud used Haifa 15 Jan 1945 to 6 May 1948 this extends that use by over 3 weeks

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