1941..GREECE – AUSTRALIA …1941 AUSTRALIAN FORCES… [20842]

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“1941 (Apr 13) Printed airmail envelope with several faults to Sydney bearing Platypus 9d tied DIV. H.. P.O. / DM1 cds that was lost together with other equipment during the allied retreat or evacuation with violet square double framed PASSED BY UNIT CENSOR /280 (Daynes A 300) hand stamp …..Mail from allied forces during 1941 Greek campaign & especially during the German invasion is rare, DIV. H.Q. P.O. D.M.1. Proud gives no dates of use or valuation of use in Greece he simply mentions embarked for Greece Arrived by 8.4.41. Italy on 28 Oct 40 invades from Albania, Greeks push them back. 6 Apr 41 Germans intervene & invade Yugoslavia & Greece crossing the Yugoslav-Greek border on 10 Apr & broke through the Commonwealth /Greek defences in Kleidi area on 12 Apr & pushed South with the Allies on the defensive retreating but Germans enter Athens on 27 Apr…An evacuation of Allied forces many to Crete commences 24 Apr. See; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_history_of_Greece_during_World_War_II & https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/6th_Division_(Australia) & http://clik.dva.gov.au/history-library/part-3-order-battle/ch-1-order-battle-army/s-1-6th-australian-division “

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