1917 SWITZERLAND – GREECE …WW1 RED CROSS to SERBIAN’S ON CORFU… [20198]

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1917 (Jan 12) Stampless plain postcard to Corfu with vernacular cyrillic arrival (18 May) cds & with violet unframed Croix Rouge Serbe, Bureau de Consignements, Geneva cachet with blue crayon initials alongside plus black vernacular cyrillic Censor No 1 handstamp & with small Newspaper cutting pasted on message side.
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Austro-Hungary considered that Serbia was compliant in the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand & invaded the country late July 1914 paving the way for WW1. The allies particularly the French aided Serbia but some sources state Serbia lost 1.1m people from a total population of 4.5m, including 26% of the military force of 420,000 with civilian deaths attributed to epidemics of Typhus, Spanish flue, resistance against the Axis powers & starvation

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