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The Military Postal History Society Bulletin Information for 2000


Winter 2000, Vol 39, No 1

Articles in this issue include:

  • Convoy Named Pedestal (to Malta)
  • Army Serial Numbers
  • Post-1975 Wars in Vietnam
  • Perote & Irapuato Camp for German/Italian Internees in Mexico

The issue includes a number of news columns, Classified Ads, several book reviews, show reports, and articles of current Society business news.


Spring 2000, Vol 39, No 2

spring 2000

In this issue of the MPHS Bulletin the lead article is "Peacekeeping Forces in East Timor," which discusses both the history of East Timor and the peacekeeping forces that have arrived there since the militia uprisings last Fall (Autumn 1999). Illustrations include postmarks used by the Australian forces.

Articles in this issue include:

  • Austrian Occupation of Italian Oltreticino Novarese 1849
  • Condemned APO Mail in WW II
  • German POW Camp Censor Handstamps of WWs I and II
  • Gettysburg to Vietnam: the Cochrane Family
  • Incoming: a POW Cover of WW II
  • The Landings at Oran in WW II
  • "Five At One time" (the story of USS Emmons)

The issue includes a number of news columns, Classified Ads, several book reviews, show reports, and articles of current Society business news.


Summer 2000, Vol 39, No 3
(Korean War Edition)

Boxer

This issue of the MPHS Bulletin is devoted entirely to the 50th anniversary of the Korean War with numerous articles on the conflict.

One of the most prolific producers of philatelic covers from the Korean War was John Bodisch, a gunner's mate in the aircraft carrier USS BOXER (CV-21). The carrier made four deployments to Korea, one during each year of the war. This cover commemorates the truce that ended the fighting in Korea.

In addition to a brief non-philatelic summary of the war, the issue contains a comprehensive article on the war by Norm Gruenzner, an expert on the "Police Action," illustrated with numerous covers from his collection, and including a summary of the forces involved.

Graham Hurd provided a look at the British and Commonwealth forces that participated, and Stanley Luft offers a look at the French forces and their mail, with commentary on how to distinguish this mail from letters that originated in Vietnam, where French forces were fighting at the same time.

The Summer bulletin also includes Society news, and an 8-page Military Postal History Society auction (163).

Several other interesting articles fill the 36-page issue.


Fall 2000, Vol 39, No 4
(U.S. INTERVENTION IN NICARAGUA 1927 - 1933)

fall 2000

In this issue of the MPHS Bulletin the lead article discusses the U.S. involvement in Latin America as "policeman" in Nicaragua. There are several postal markings used between 1927 and 1933 by the Marine Corps in this action.

Articles in this issue include:

  • Britain's Best Kept Secret
  • Heavenly Bodies
  • Lost and Found
  • Numbered German POW Camp Censor Stamps WWII
  • Philatelic Militeria
  • Thai Military Courier Correspondence in WWII
  • Members Queries

The issue includes a number of news columns, several BOOK REVIEWS, show reports, and articles of current Society business news, and another 8-page Military Postal History Society auction (164).

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