1941..GREECE – AUSTRALIA …1941 AUSTRALIAN FORCES… [20844]

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“1941 (Apr 5) A.F. W3078 ACTIVE SERVICE printed Honour envelope imprinted P.A.& Co. Ltd., London to Bexley, Sydney bearing Platypus 9d tied partial RAILHEAD P.O. /R.M.1 cds that was lost together with other equipment during the allied retreat or evacuation & with red double circular PASSED BY UNIT CENSOR /23 (Daynes A 400) hand stamp ….Mail from allied forces during 1941 Greek campaign is very scarce RAILHEAD P.O. /R.M.1 Proud records for only 6 days 4 – 10 Apr 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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