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SWISS RED CROSS & FRANCHISE STAMPS 1870-71 (B.75)

SWISS RED CROSS & FRANCHISE STAMPS 1870-71 (B.75)
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£5.00
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B.75

SWISS RED CROSS & FRANCHISE STAMPS 1870-71 (B.75)
In January 1871 the French Armée de l'Estm defeated by the Prussians, crossed over to internment in Switzerland. They arrived in terrible conditions of hunger and poor clothing and a vast humanitarian effort was needed to look after them. This brochure documents to Red Cross labels and "Gratis" labels used to provide post free mail for the internees. Illus in colour, 16 pages, c1970.



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