61 Posts Tagged postal history

Jan 2, 17 Idlewild in sight: — At flight’s end, safety eludes an Italian airliner
Sep 19, 16 Postmarked “Lordsburg, New Mexico” — Did an Italian POW really deserve incarceration in Lordsburg!?
Aug 13, 15 A Philatelic ABC: — Postage stamps and old envelopes illuminate the past
Jun 7, 15 New Mexico Connections
May 28, 15 Marching to War: — France, Great Britain, and the United States face Ho Chi Minh’s guerilla army
Apr 14, 15 The Battle of Dien Bien Phu: — (Part 3) “Hell in a Very Small Place”
Apr 14, 15 The Battle of Dien Bien Phu: — (Part 2) Asymmetric war in Indochina
Apr 14, 15 The Battle of Dien Bien Phu (Part 1): — A centuries-long prelude to war
Apr 14, 15 The Battle of Dien Bien Phu (Introduction): — In 1954, Ho Chi Minh’s communist forces defeat the French army
Apr 10, 15 Norman Morrison: — “…"please don't condemn me”
Feb 15, 15 Channel Islands at War: — Col. Rybot’s poetic protest
Dec 12, 14 The Channel Islands at war: — the Red Cross Message Scheme
Dec 12, 14 The Channel Islands at war: — Liberation & dark legacies of the Holocaust
Dec 12, 14 The Channel Islands at war: — Resistance through postage stamps
Dec 12, 14 The Channel Islands at war: — Occupation stamps appear
Dec 12, 14 The Channel Islands at war: — Shortages at the island’s post offices
Dec 12, 14 The Channel Islands at war: — Islanders had always used British stamps
Dec 12, 14 The Channel Islands at War: — Postage stamps as instruments of resistance
Dec 12, 14 The Channel Islands at War
Dec 12, 14 The Channel Islands at war: ~ Deportation & imprisonment
Dec 12, 14 The Channel Islands at war: — Deportation & imprisonment
Sep 28, 14 War in Algeria: ~ Ending French colonialism in North Africa
Sep 28, 14 War in Algeria: ~ Ending French colonialism in North Africa
Sep 28, 14 War in Algeria: ~ Ending French colonialism in North Africa
Sep 28, 14 War in Algeria — Ending French colonialism in North Africa
Jun 25, 14 North Star Falling: — Death rains from the sky over Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan (Part 8)
Jun 25, 14 North Star Falling: ~ Death rains from the sky over Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan (Part 7)
Jun 25, 14 North Star Falling: — Death rains from the sky over Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan (Part 6)
Jun 25, 14 North Star Falling: — Death rains from the sky over Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan (Part 5)
Jun 25, 14 North Star Falling: — Death rains from the sky over Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan (Part 4)
Jun 25, 14 North Star Falling: — Death rains from the sky over Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan (Part 3)
Jun 25, 14 North Star Falling: — Death rains from the sky over Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan (Part 2)
Jun 25, 14 North Star Falling: — Death rains from the sky over Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan (Part 1)
Jun 19, 14 Russian MiG-15 fighters redefined aerial combat
May 17, 14 From Flanders Fields: A Poem & a Poppy
May 17, 14 From Flanders Fields: In the midst of chaos, poetry
May 17, 14 From Flanders Fields: the 2nd Battle of Ypres
May 17, 14 Sub-Leut. “Mac” Samples and the Channel Dash — the story of a German gamble, British humiliation, and unimaginable bravery
Feb 14, 14 Philately: — No longer just stamp collecting
Jan 29, 14 Letter from Castleknock: — An Irish schoolboy writes home to his father (Part 2)
Jan 29, 14 Letter from Castleknock: — An Irish schoolboy writes home to his father (Part 1)
Dec 2, 13 PAYDAY AT WOODFIBRE (Part 6): — Humanitarian concerns override racial discrimination in BC; Woodfibre closes
Dec 2, 13 PAYDAY AT WOODFIBRE (Part 5): — Internment of BC’s Japanese Canadians provides forestry jobs for Chinese workers
Dec 2, 13 PAYDAY AT WOODFIBRE (Part 4): — Japanese Canadians, defined as “enemy aliens,” suffer internment and loss of jobs and property
Dec 2, 13 PAYDAY AT WOODFIBRE (Part 3): — In the years before WWII, BC’s forest industry imposes harsh discrimination against Asian workers
Dec 2, 13 PAYDAY AT WOODFIBRE (Part 2): — Asian immigrants in British Columbia face apartheid-like discrimination
Dec 2, 13 PAYDAY AT WOODFIBRE (Part 1): — A bag of cash for Chinese workers at a BC pulp and paper mill
Dec 2, 13 V-Mail Anatomy
Dec 2, 13 Payday: Cash for Chinese employees at Woodfibre Pulp & Paper Ltd. — Part 3
Nov 18, 13 Aviation at Mid-Century
Oct 20, 13 Christmas tragedy at Prestwick (Part 5)
Oct 20, 13 Christmas tragedy at Prestwick (Part 4)
Oct 20, 13 Christmas tragedy at Prestwick (Part 3)
Oct 20, 13 Christmas tragedy at Prestwick (Part 2)
Oct 20, 13 Christmas tragedy at Prestwick (Part 1)
Oct 11, 13 William Saroyan posts a letter: (Part 2)
Oct 11, 13 William Saroyan posts a letter: (Part 1)
Oct 11, 13 The Azure Mining Company posts a letter:
From Silver City, New Mexico to Mexico City
Oct 11, 13 An old cover takes me home to Silver City, New Mexico
Sep 28, 13 Mail to Silver City from Vancouver’s Chinatown leads to a story of murder (Part 2)
Sep 28, 13 Mail to Silver City from Vancouver’s Chinatown leads to a story of murder (Part 1)