Featured Occupation Stamps

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  1. Werner Salentin

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    (part III)
     
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    Elsaß (Alsace) and Lothringen (Lorraine) were part by part
    taken from Germany from the 16th century onwards.
    Under Louis XIV the annexation was completed.
    After the German-French-War of 1870/71 Alsace-Lorraine became
    a part of the newly established German Empire.
    The majority of the population however,although 90% Germans,
    remained loyal to France for a long time.
    After WW I France regained Alsace-Lorraine.
    When France was defeated in WW II in 1940,both territories
    became a special status and were not formally annexed
    by Germany.However practically they were integrated into the Reich.

    The current german definitve issue (Hindenburg 1933/36) was
    overprinted for Alsace:
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    issued Aug.15th,1940 (part I of 2)
     
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    (part II)
    The stamps remained valid till Dec.31st,1941.From next day
    stamps of Germany,without overprint,were used till the end
    of the war.
     
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    The corresponding stamps for Lothringen (Lorraine):
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    issued Aug.21st,1940 (part I of 2)
     
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    The stamps of Luxembourg could be used till Oct.2nd,1940 and were replaced by the following set.
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    issued Oct.1st,1940 (part I of 2)
     
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    issued Dec.5th,1940 (part I of 3)
     
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    issued Jan.12th,1941 (part I of 2)
     
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    (part II)
    The Hindenburg opt.set remained valid till Dec.31st,1940.
    Before that all stamps of the Deutsches Reich,as well as the
    issues for Elsaß and Lothringen were valid in Luxembourg also.
    The same applied for all these four entities.
    From Jan.1st,1942 German stamps only were valid.
    Luxembourg,unlike Alsace and Lorraine,was formally annexed
    by Germany in August 1942.The Grand-Duchy was reestablished
    in 1944,when it was liberated by American troops.
     
  13. Werner Salentin

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    Bohemia and Moravia (Böhmen und Mähren):
    Czechoslovakia was established after WW I.It was a state doomed
    to fail,because only half of the population were Czechs,who were
    loyal to their state.Slightly less than 24% were Germans,18%
    Slovaks,5% Hungarians and 4% Ruthenians all longing for
    some kind of independence.
    When Hitler threatened to "liberate" the Germans in 1938,if
    necessary by war,England,France,Italy and Germany decided in
    Munich on an agreement to dismantle Czechoslovakia.The Czech
    government was no part in that conference and could only
    accept the outcome.
    Germany got the Sudeten-Land,Hungary the south of Slowakia
    and the Karparto-Ukraine and even Poland occupied a small
    strip of Land.Not much later Slovakia declared independence.
    All seemed fine,peace was saved,when Germany breached the
    Munic Agreement on March 15th,1939,occupied the rest
    of Czechoslowakia and declared it the Protectorate of Bohemia
    and Moravia.England and France and of course Mussolini´s Italy,
    who had guaranteed the agreement,did nothing to help the
    Czechs,what would have meant war with Germany.

    I have a few stamps of Bohemia and Moravia only.
    The first set of 19,issued on July 15th,1939 was made up by overprinted stamps of Czechoslovakia,whoes stamps also remained valid till Dec.15th,1939.I do not have this set.
    From July 1939 onwards a set of 18 values was issued,of what I have some few stamps:
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    50 H. issued March 31st,1940,an additional defintive stamp

    10 H. issued Dec.1st,1939,overprinted on a newspaper-stamp
    (issue fromAug.25th,1939,set of 9).However,other than listed by
    Scott this is not a newspaper stamp,but was for use as business
    printed matter mail.

    50 H. triangle,issued Dec.1st,1939,as addition to letters for
    personal delivery.
     
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    Further additional definitives,issued Oct./Dec.1940
    Lower line: Red Cross,issued April 20th (Hitler´s Birthday) 1941
     
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    Prague Fair,issued Sept.7th,1941
     
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    issued April 20th,1942 (Hitler´s 53rd Birthday)
     
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    Definitives,issued from July 1st,1942 onwards.
    4.20 K. issued Feb.1st,1945
    The Heller-values were photo-printed,Kronen-values are engraved.
    Set contains 23 values.
     
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    Wagner´s 130th birthday and 60th death-anniversary,
    issued May 22nd,1943.
     
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    60 + 440 H.,issued May 28,1943
    This stamp commemorates the first death-anniversary of Reinhard
    Heydrich.Heydrich was head of the "Reichssicherheits-Hauptamt"
    (what commanded all police and secret services of Hitler-Germany,
    the infamous "Gestapo" inclusive).Nominally he was only the deputy
    of the "Reichsprotektor of Böhmen und Mähren",but in reality he
    was the one in charge.Ranked as a "SS-Obergruppenführer" (the
    highest rank in the SS) and a police-general,he was a close and
    loyal ally of Heinrich Himmler,the leader of the SS.He was amongst
    the top-leaders of Nazi-Germany.
    Czech resistance fighters made an assasination attempt on Heydrich
    on May 27th,1942.Heydrich survived,but died by a wound-infection
    a week later.
    All assains committed suicide,when SS-forces later had cornered them in a church,where they were hiding.
    In retaliation to Heydrich´s death the SS murdered more than
    3000 Czechs (Lidice/Lezaky).
    Several plotters comitted suicide,because the felt guilty of the
    death of so many innocent people.
    Heroes ??

    Lower three stamps: issued March 15th,1944,commemorating
    the fifth anniversary of establishing the "Reichsprotektorat".
     
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