Posted 3 years ago
This is a German stamped postal card with commemorative postmark.(addressee in is unknown to me, reverse is blank with no message)
POSTAGE STAMP: - Scott# B171 / 6 pfennig + 4 pfennig / Semi-postal
Topic - "May Day - German Soldier" - Green - Issue date April 30, 1940
- Semi-postals are postage values with surcharges added for cultural donation and are denoted by a "B" # in the Scott Catalogs.
POSTMARK: WIESBADEN - Waffenstillstandskommission 15.8.40.-10
(Wiesbaden - German Armistice Commission - August 15, 1940)
*** Based in Wiesbaden in the southwest of Germany (hence the name Armistice Commission in Wiesbaden), it is under the authority of the German High Command. This committee shall, through numerous subcommittees of all topics related to the fighting and the German occupation of France; it was mainly dealing with occupancy costs of the German Army, but is mostly used by the Germans to exploit and adapt the economy of France to the needs of the Reich. The surtax was used for Hitler's Culture Fund.