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  • RAF Ferry Command Mail

    RAF Ferry Command Mail

    During the Second World War, supplying Britain with new aircraft built in North America was a significant logistical challenge for the Allies. This presentation explains the development of the RAF Ferry Command which eventually flew these aircraft to where they were needed. Not long after its formation, a semi-formal system of using these ferried aircraft…

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  • World War II Civil Mail Censorship

    World War II Civil Mail Censorship

    Islands of the Indian Ocean This exhibit shows examples of civil mail to and from several island countries in the Indian Ocean where mail contents were censored during World War II. It includes the censor devices from locations such as Madagascar, the Seychelles and Zanzibar.

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  • Writing By The Steamer – Part One

    Writing By The Steamer – Part One

    Stories From The Early Mail Service Of Victoria by Paul Parizeau Old Victoria We are going to venture back in time to old Victoria, to days of long ago that may be difficult to visualize now. The time is 1859, and we will have to allow our imagination to transport us beyond the days of…

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  • Writing By The Steamer – Part Two

    Writing By The Steamer – Part Two

    Stories From The Early Mail Service Of Victoria by Paul Parizeau Larceny In Victoria’s Colonial Post Office The years from 1858 to 1861 had been especially trying for Governor Douglas. No sooner had gold been discovered on the Fraser River than a veritable horde of miners, drifters and opportunists from all parts of the world…

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