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Lot #4913

ITALY ITALIAN FORCES IN NORTH RUSSIA

1919 (27 Nov) specially prepared military free-frank card headed "R.R. Truppe Italiane in Estremo Oriente", posted from Krasnoyarsk and addressed to Trieste, with military unit information filled in on back, with violet "R.R. Poste Italiane / RR. Truppe Italiane in Estremo Oriente . Commando" handstamp, fine and rare usage by a member of the Legione Redenta (Italian Legione Redenta was an Italian military formation that participated in the Siberian Intervention during the Russian Civil War. It was formed with 2,500 prisoners of war who had been captured by the Russians from the Austro-Hungarian Army. The Legion fought against Bolshevik forces in Siberia and Manchuria, and was instrumental in protecting the Trans-Siberian Railway necessary for the Allied support to the White forces)
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$550.00

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