1957 KENYA.. 1957 89 FIELD SURVEY SQN R.E…. [17470]

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1957 (Nov 6) Airmail envelope to Lloyds Bank, Warminster from Major J.A. Swinson bearing KUT QE11 5c & Lion 20c tied Nairobi /kenya machine date stamp & with oval 89 Fd. Svy. Sqn RE /date 6 Nov 1957 /Sqn Office 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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