1969 NIGERIA – USA…BIAFRA WAR REGISTERED EXPRESS AIRMAIL… [20772]

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1969 (Jan 29) Pre addressed printed envelope by Registered, Express Airmail to Chicago from Pte. Oguntunde Akee, Ilaro Detachment, 131 Bn. Nigerian Army, ILARO bearing 1965 Animals pair (one damaged) 6d & single damaged 2/6 tied ILARO cds & with matching Registration label No 2406 plus Air mail & Express Delivery labels & on reverse oval ILARO (29 Jan) despatch + Registered Lagos (31 Jan) + Chicago Registry Division (3 Feb) transit & Chicago Prudential Plaza Stn. (4 Feb) arrival date stamps …..The Biafra War 6 Jul 1967 to 15 Jan 1970 resulted in mass deaths due in the main to Government troops blockading the South East where estimates vary between 500,000 to 2 million deaths of the civilian population against only 100,000 military deaths during combat.

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