1955 TANGANYIKA-KENYA-GB.. 1955 MAU MAU REBELLION KINGS AFRICAN RIFLES & RE-USED… [17471]

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1955 (Aug 24) O.H.M.S. Economy stampless envelope registered Certified Official originally to GHQ East Africa, PO Box 4000 Nairobi cancelled Dar es Salaaam /Tanganyika machine datestamp & with boxed 6th Bn /Kings African Rifles /24 Aug 1955 /Orderly Room h/s in violet then re-used with on back OHMS label to Sandbridge Nr St Albans by airmail cancelled Field Post Office 256 (30 Aug)cds & with unframed Central Registry /H.Q. E.A. Comd /30 Aug 1955 h/s in violet ……………The Mau Mau rebellion first kindled itself in Aug 1952 & by Oct troops from Britain had been flown in & a State of Emergency was declared on the 20th lasting until December 1959 by which time 10,000 Mau Mau members were dead & 80,000 suspects detained.

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