Post D-Day Swiss Mail
Post D-Day Swiss Mail To/From Great Britain and the Americas, 2012 by Charles J. LaBlonde. A valuable follow-up to the author’s previous book about WWII correspondence between these two countries, published by the American Helvetia Philatelic Society, colour. NB: not eligible for BNAPS member discount. Perfect Bound, 134 pp.
The British North America Philatelic Society is pleased to announce that by special arrangement, this book is available to members through BNAPS and Sparks Auctions.
Post D-Day Swiss Mail To/From Great Britain and the Americas is a follow-up to Charles J. LaBlonde’s and John Tyacke’s 2008 The Postal History of World War II Mail between Canada and Switzerland. In this new volume, profusely illustrated almost entirely in colour, Charles Lablonde focuses on mail service to and from Switzerland in the critical period after the Allied D-Day invasion of France on 6 June 1944. Mail to and from Canada is highlighted.
Following an introductory section covering the months of January through May 1944, separate sections discuss postal activities in each of the remaining seven months of that year. A brief Epilogue discusses 1945 events to the end of May, and five Appendices look at aspects such as Swiss ships used to carry mail, the Swiss diplomatic courier service, and the German Censorship Office in Berlin.
Published by the American Helvetia Philatelic Society.
PLEASE NOTE: as this book was made available at a low price and is not a BNAPS publication, the normal member discount does not apply.