Τετάρτη, 15 Απριλίου 2009

THE 35th ITALIAN DIVISION AT THE WEST-MACEDONIAN FRONTLINE (1917)

After the declaration of the Italian war against the Austrian-Hungarians on May 24th 1915 and the Italian decision to send some troops to the Macedonian Front-line, the 35th Italian Division was given the order to move to Macedonia. This Division belonged till then to the 1st Italian Army. Its transport to Macedonia begun on July 31st 1916, and its first troops arrived in Thessaloniki on August 8th so as to be forwarded to the Macedonian Front-line. We must note here that in order to transfer its supplies, it used mainly the railway line Salonique-Monastir, which went up as far as Armenohori in Florina.
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Picture postcard free-posted from COMMANDO DI TAPPA EKSISU (Supplying Station of Xino Nero-Florina) with censor checking in the unit (VERIFICATO PER CENSURA) via Salonique, where it was franked with 5 CENTESIMI version 1906 and stamped UFFICIO POSTALE MILITARE – 35 DIVISIONE on 21.3.17, with final destination BENEVENTO ITALIA. Postal rate: 5 CENTESIMI for postcard destined to Italy.

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