A. 2. LONG USE OF THIRD REPUBLIC ISSUES:
Left: Printed matter was sent on 5/3/41 to the U.S. where it was censored. French Guinea remains loyal to Vichy until November 11, 1942, then switches to Admiral Darlan as part of A.O.F.
Right: Josef Pravaz cover from Pointe-A-Pitre sent on 9/12/40 by 3rd Rep. air mail to New York Guadaloupe switches to Free French July 1943 following Vichy attempts to control riots on 5/21/43 and a failed coup d’etat on 6/4/43..
Right: Mailed at Tamatave on August 29, 1941 to Tananarive in Central Madagascar – received 8/31/41.
Cover of pre-war origin. Instructions in French and Malagasy on reverse that it should not be used for mailing bank bills or payments.
Madgascar remains loyal until November 5, 1942 following British invasion of the island on September 10, 1942. Vichy forces agree to armistice on November 5, and agree to a Free French Governor on November 6, 1942.