1912 GB – TURKEY…1912 1st BALKAN WAR SERVICE SUSPENDED… [18596]

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1912 (Oct 22) Plain envelope to Imperial Ottoman Bank, Monastir bearing GB ED V11 4d tied London /28/ EB rubber cds & with black framed bi-lingual Retour hand stamp & London (5 Dec) cds & with on reverse Stamboul /Arrivee (30 Oct) smudged cds with alongside black unframed rare Cause De Guerre hand stamp applied at Constantinople ……………………………………………………..
The 1st Balkan war commenced when Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece & Montenegro mobilized with the Montenegrins declaring war against Turkey on 8 Oct 1912 followed by the others on 18 Oct. An Armistice followed on 3 December & a peace treaty was signed in London on 30 May 1913 with Turkey being the losers.

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