1940 WWII Australian military Palestine cover to Scotland via Horseshoe Route

1940 WWII Australian military Palestine cover to Scotland via Horseshoe Route

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1940 WWII Australian military Palestine cover to Scotland via Horseshoe Route



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WWII Australian-British military mail in Palestine / ‘Horseshoe Route’: 15 SE 1940 airmailed green honour envelope from FPO 122 (TULKARM) to EDINBURGH Scotland, franked 1s/3d (15d = 15 pence = 60 mils) at period ‘horseshoe route’ rate, using British stamps & tied by 2 strikes of FPO postmark (the British Post Office assumed responsibility for military mail in Palestine in July 1940, at which point postage was to be paid only with British stamps); return addressed to soldier of D Troop, 4th Battery, 2/2 Field Regiment, 6th Division of 2nd Australian Imperial Force (AIF – the volunteer component of the wartime Australian Army; not recorded as serving in Palestine but the 6th Division fought in the Western Desert Campaign at Bardia, Tobruk & Benghazi) – unusual as military mail normally sent without displayed return address. Passed censor #224 in Palestine. Mail was sent by air via TIBERIAS or CAIRO, to DURBAN South Africa, and then by sea to UK: here probably on flight WS16 departing SYDNEY on 11 SEPT, reaching TIBERIAS/CAIRO on 19-20th & DURBAN on the 23rd. Slit open at top. Rare origin & scarce route.


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