A. 1: Third Republic Issues:
Mailed June 30, 1940 two days before Vichy govt. established and 14 days after Petain appointed.
Sent internally between Kribi and Lolodord – a distance of 110 kilometers.
Sender clearly overpaid using the entire Mandara Woman issue.
Cameroun forsook Vichy following an August 27, 1940 military assault by the Free French
The cover was flown on an inaugural FAM 18 flight between New Caledonia and Canton Island on July 21, 1940.
In July 1940, the island council voted to join the Free French.
On September 20, 1940 the Vichy Governor was forced into exile in French Indochina.