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Palestine to Denmark
February 18, 1961

When the state of Israel was created in 1948, the Egyptians
occupied Gaza as the British Palestinian mandate ended.

By armistice terms signed February 24, 1949,
the territory remaining under Egypt was reduced to the Gaza 'Strip.'
The area was occupied by Israeli troops from October 29, 1956, through March 7, 1957.
The area came under the peacekeeping efforts of the 1st United Nations Expeditionary Force.

This cover was sent by the UNEF Public Information Officer
using only the United Nations Emergency Force circular datestamp.

Its destination was Køge, Denmark.
Køge is on Køge Bugt (bay) about 35 km southwest of Copenhagen.
Denmark provided support for UNEF so this may well be correspondence home.


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