From my readings of Google News, StampBoards.com, the Commonwealth Stamp Opinion and Norvics blogs, a handful of philatelic and postal news from Western Europe.
|Brexit: The current British Home Guard ready to repel the European invasion! (Lonely Planet via The Daily Mail).|
The SebPhilately Postcrossing Stamp Catalogue was updated accordingly.
Thursday 14 July: Paris-Philex and how philately is the history of Empires and Globalisation.
The seventh article about France Philately Championship at Paris-Philex with some covers illustrating how philately and postal history are linked to the history of colonial empires and the rise of globalisation.
|Lettre de Rhodes italienne pour Téhéran en mai 1933 (collection René Maréchal, Paris-Philex 2016).|
The cover pictured here was sent from Rhodes on May 1933 to a relative living in Tehran, Persia and working at a school of the Alliance israélite universelle. Four airmail companies of four different countries, allies and ennemies two by two, forwarded the cover to a country where the jewish community is still a recognised minority - despite the difficulties of geopolicy.
Sunday 17 July: Fed up with French politicians.
Again a terrorist attack in France, again a French politician manage to say something... surprising ?
|The only stamp I found on this topic: a rocket launcher as one of the weapons of the Cuban Revolution (1965 stamp, series for the Museum of the Révolution., colnet.com).|
Henri Guaino regrets that no French soldier with a rocket launcher on his shoulder was present in Nice on the 14th evening... Yes! With a well aimed rocket, the lorry wouldn't have continued his murderous way any longer... And how he dismiss the civilian casualties around the explosion...
I think I begin to be aware of how some people lived the 1930s in France and Britain, watching the dangers growing while their national politicians dismissed them.