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Europe/Germany : A bit of help with censor tape marking please

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08 Jun 2019
03:14:55pm
I have a cover mailed from Herzogenbuchsee Switzerland to Erlangen Germany (Bavaria) in 1916. It was censored and the tape carries the inscription "Militarischerseits unter Kriegsrecht Geoffnet".

Some time ago I had written "opened under martial law" on it's glassine but when I googled it this time it appears it may be a return to sender marking.

It appears to be rather common and why I can't seem to find a translation is a bit curious, or perhaps my internet skills are decreasing.

Thank you for any assistance
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sheepshanks
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08 Jun 2019
03:59:34pm
re: A bit of help with censor tape marking please

Using Google Chrome translate gives;

"Military under martial law"

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08 Jun 2019
04:22:51pm
re: A bit of help with censor tape marking please

Thank you - and that makes sense with the martial law situation in Switzerland at that time.

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Stampme
13 Aug 2019
09:31:46am
re: A bit of help with censor tape marking please

I think the censor marking roughly reads:

Military time or situation opened under martial law.


Bruce

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