1914 | French Colonies

Ref: DR18035
  • £175.00

French Colonies. (Tahiti). 1914. Stamp-less envelope addressed to France cancelled by Papeete/ Tahiti date stamp '13th Dec 14' with boxed 'Troupes/ Mobilisees de Tahiti' in blue on face with Paris arrival '15th Jan 15'. After the bombardment of Papeete by the Germans on 22nd September 1914 a French Detachment was stationed in Oceania and Tahiti.
After the bombing of Papeete harbour the German Gunboats "Scharnhorst" and "Gneisenau" departed for the Marquisies island of Nuku Hiva.