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Before telling the story behind the fascinating cover illustrated, a description is necessary…
Despite previous efforts of both the German and French armies to build armoured cars, it was Belgium, which produced the first effective ones during World War I.
A letter or other postal item to or from a prisoner of war, which usually bears some evidence such as a cachet, censor label or other mark to indicate this fact. Special postal stationery or local stamps have also been produced for use in these circumstances.