Key: 2590  
Country:
Group: French
Volume: 24
Issued: 16 Stamps / dead country
  
  
 

Information
Area - 8,924 sq.km; Capital - Strasbourg
Formerly a disputed territory in eastern France, occupied by the German army
during World War II. In 1870 was known together with LORRAINE as
ALSACE AND LORRAINE, when first occupied by Germany and annexed to the German
Empire in 1871. Returned to France after World War I, in 1919. Stamp issuing
between 1940-1942, overprints on German stamps, since 1942 only stamps of
GERMANY were in use. In 1945 returned to FRANCE and since then French territory.
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Inscriptions
ELSASS in Gothic script overprinted on stamps of Germany

Index
   ALSACE
      German Occupation 1940-1942
 
Currency
100 Pfennings = 1 Mark
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Related Countries

LORRAINE
Lorraine

ALSACE AND LORRAINE
Alsace And Lorraine

GERMANY
Germany

FRANCE
France