Bulgarien - Briefe 1943
BULGARIAN OCCUPATION OF GREECE DURING WWII :Bulgaria 1 L., 4 L (tear), 14 L tied by "KAVALA 1 .3.43" c.d.s on registered airmail cover to Firenze / Italy, with iItalian and german censorship and Wien transit c.d.s (see scan of reverse). A spectacular cover signed by the expert Raybaudi of Rome
Despite having officially joined the Axis Powers, the Bulgarian government maintained a course of military passivity until 20 April 1941, as German troops crushed Greece and Yugoslavia. In April 1941, the Bulgarian Army entered the Aegean region, hoping to gain an Aegean Sea outlet in Thrace and Eastern Macedonia, and occupying territory between the river Struma and a line of demarcation running through Alexandroupoli and Svilengrad west of Maritsa with the cities of Alexandroupoli ( Dedeagach), Komotini ( Gyumyurdzhina), Serres ( Syar), Xanthi , Drama and Kavala and the islands of Thasos and Samothrace, as well as almost all of what is today the Republic of Macedonia and much of eastern Serbia.
verkauft / sold