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The contents cover a span of 400 years starting with the 30 years war, touching on the War of the Grand Alliance, the War of the Spanish Succession, the War of the Austrian Succession, the Seven Years War and the Napoleonic period (including the invasion of Ireland and Wales). There is also a section on prisoner of war mail including details on the regulations governing this.

This is based on the illustrated talk given by Barrie Jay, Past President of RPSL on the occasion of the inaugural Stuart Rossiter Memorial Lecture in 1995. The contents have been enlarged by other material from his collection.

The subject is covered in a masterly way, combining the history of the period, with the history of written communications, often giving graphic eye witness accounts of historic events supported by material from Barrie's wonderful collection.

A fascinating introduction to the subject which will appeal both to the serious postal historian and those interested in military and social history.

"…Contains important information on the carriage of mail during the many European wars of the period" London Philatelist. February 1998.

"....this book [is] a first-class addition to libraries of those interested in the postal history of wars generally as well as one or more of the ones covered." Military Postal History Bulletin. Spring 1998.

"....the book is well illustrated with maps and contemporary illustrations as well as the letters. It will be appreciated by military and social as well as postal historians." G.S.M. May 1998.

57 pages

Colour and B/W illustrations

Cover binding: Card cover

ISBN 978 0 9527177 4 4

Publication date : 1997

Price £20.00 + postage & packing

Places & Subjects: Austria Europe France Germany Holland Great Britain Ireland Prussia Russia USA Wales Prisoner of War Forces Mail Military

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