1945 SOUTH AFRICA – ITALY…WW2 SOUTH AFRICAN FORCES on GOTHIC LINE GERMAN DEFENCES.. [20136]

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1945 (Apr 14) Plain envelope by registered airmail to 53487 L/Bdr P. Cooper, 7/64 Field battery, 4/22 Field Regt. S.A.A., C.M.F. bearing war economy half size 1/-, 4d & 3d tied Cottesloe /Johannesburg cds & with R /Johannesburg 75 /No 0308 registration label & on reverse Cotteloe /Johannesburg (14 Apr) despatch + APO – U – MPK /1A (15 Apr) located Durban + APO – U – MPK /3 (22 Apr) located Advanced Base P.O. at Naples transit + APO – U – MPK /5 (24 Apr) located San Giovanni arrival cds.
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On 1st September ’45 the 6th South African division crossed the river Arno & reached the German defences known as the Gothic Line, where after much bitter fighting & with winter approaching no further advance was possible & APO 5 moved up to San Giovanni & although Proud only records it 23 – 24 April it probably remained there a week.

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