Algeria: In this case, both Third Republic and Vichy French issues were used to pay the franking from Ghardaia, Algeria on June 28, 1943 to Black Mountain, North Carolina. The cover was examined by censor # 717 of the Giraud postal administration.
French Equatorial Africa: The A.E.F. switched fealty from Vichy to the Free French very early(August – September 1940). The French Congo (capital Brazzaville – also capital of the A.E.F.) was without any new postage. The cover speaks to the transition from Third Republic to Vichy France to Free French by its reliance on issues of the Third Republic when posted on October 27, 1940. It also demonstrates that the Belgium Congo (Belgium fell in the summer of 1940) was functioning independently of Belgian (or German) control.