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N.19 December 2008

Postal History ENG 
The Pacific Theatre of the Crimean War

The British and French had created a Pacific Naval Fleet in 1854, based on Honolulu and tasked to contain any Russian naval initiatives from their eastern seaboard and to protect shipping routes to and from China, South East Asia and Australia from Russian naval attacks. The only known cover to this abortive Expedition. By Aléessandro Arseni

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