Sunday, July 5, 2015

Horse Postal Service at Marckolsheim 1977

These two FDCs were issued in France to commemorate and honour the Postal Service staff who bravely ran the Horse Postal Service at Marckolsheim during the Second World War. The stamp was issued on Stamp Day in 1977.

The First horse postal service was at Marckolsheim. This house shown on the first FDC built in 1522 was the start point of the relay station at Marcholsheim, until the late eighteenth century. It was destroyed during the Second World War. The Maginot Memorial was erected at the site of Bunker 35/3 at Marckolsheim, dedicated to the memory of the fighters of the last war. 

Thank you Merja.

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