French National Administration of the New Hebrides (1943)

The Second World War in Europe abruptly interrupts the supply of paper money from France to the New Hebrides. The influx of American soldiers into the territory in 1942 further accentuated the shortage of money. So, while waiting for the arrival of banknotes from Bank of Indochina which will be overprinted with a red oval stamp, the local authorities have no choice but to launch an Emergency Issue made up of five new denominations of 5 , 20, 100, 500 and 1000 francs probably printed on site for a total of 62,500 issued notes.