The landing at Gallipoli presented major problems for the soldiers writing home.When the trrps landed at ANZAC Cove on 25 April 1915, they discarded their packs as they climbed the hills to to fight the turks..
A display by Peter Stockton, giving the background to the 1947 uprising in Madagascar and some of the associated postal history. Includes covers from the French Foreign Legion and the French Navy.
A short display from Ian Muchall including items related to his own service in the RAF whilst in Madagascar. Includes some background to the Beira Patrol, the role of the RAF and the arrangements for the movement of mail through the civilian Post Office and Official mail via Aden and Bahrain.
Chris Grimshaw shows items originally from the Bob Swarbrick collection of Royal Marines mail WW1. Includes items from France, Gallipoli, Chisledon Wiltshire, FPO’s in Turkey, a cover sent to the 12th Royal Marine Battalion in Shanghai and the Base Defences in the Mediterranean.
The Salonika Campaign – A Postal History 1915 - 1918
Building on the earlier publications of John Firebrace, Ted Proud and Alistair Kennedy and George Crabb this study seeks to illustrate mail from this campaign and introducing further research.
Earlier works concentrated on listing the various Field Post Offices and Stationary Army Post Offices which were opened and closed throughout this campaign. Locations throughout this time were researched and detailed in their publications.
Part I of this study covers stamped mails, Registered, Parcel Mails and other paid mails which were dispatched.
Incoming mails are also shown including Casualty mails .
The Italian invasion of Ethiopia started on 3rd October 1935 when their troops crossed the Mareb River. Although no declaration of war had been madethe invasion had been anticipated for some time and the Ethiopians had been preparing for it but they couldn't match the Italians modern weapons, mustard gas attacks and indiscriminate bombing..
A display by Jim Mackay of both WW2 and later reused and stationery items, including War Savings, Patriotic items, the Merchant Navy and overprinted Active Service envelopes.
Initial research from Chris Grimshaw in a brief display explaining the use of Army Post Office S.X.5 at Likovan in Greece during WW1. Includes the dates of known use and examples of censor cachets, along with Robert Sinclair Cigarette Fund cards.
WW1 German Hospital Ships, including: