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Monday, December 31, 2012

A WWI Cover with Many Interesting Markings

 

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001

25c Marie-Adélaïde
Official Franking

Luxembourg-Ville, 28 Aug 1918,

to Geneva, Switzerland

 

002

 

An official letter from the Luxembourg government Service Officiel Renseignements [Information Agency] posted shortly before World War I ended. It was sent to the Red Cross Agency in Geneva, Switzerland, after having been opened and censored by the German military censor in Trier, Germany.

The many markings and notations document the diligent work by the Red Cross to provide information on victims of war.   For more about the Red Cross in World War I, see my post here.

Here are scans of some of the markings:

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002a

002b

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