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For those sections which Stuart Rossiter wrote, he would obviously wish to acknowledge the assistance he received from his many friends, but, unfortunately, no record remains of his literary references. For the balance, no single work of reference was used, but the compilation would not have been possible without reference to the following books: The Encyclopedia of British Empire Postage Stamps, Volumes I to V by Robson Lowe; The International Encyclopedia of Stamps, edited by James Mackay; The Times Atlas of World History; The History of the British Army Postal Service, Volumes I to III, published by Edward Proud; Haydn's Dictionary of Dates, 1903; Stanley Gibbons Catalogues, both Simplified and Specialized and the Encyclopedia of Military History by Dupuy and Dupuy. The remainder of the core of knowledge used in this work has been gleaned from many different and, in some cases, unremembered sources.

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