Unfranked cover to Athens, Greece from an officer (captain) with the 2/39th Hellenic Mountain Inf. Regiment, operating in the Inegkiol region South of Bursa in Turkey (Smyrna and greater area in the country’s Aegean region under Greek administration, 1921-22).
Sender’s details (in Greek) on flap: ‘‘Δ. Παπαπαναγιώτου, Ανθυπολοχαγός, 2/39 Σύνταγμα Ευζώνων, 7ος Λόχος, Τ.Τ. 915” [2/39th Mountain Inf. Regiment, Postal Sector 915], followed with his manuscript "ελογοκρίθη" self-censure signed certification.
Addressee is Miss Georgia Despotopoulou, known along with her two sisters Nefeli and Ioanna for having kept correspondence with Greek enlisted men in all fronts from 1912 (Balkan Wars) to 1923 (shortly after the expedition to Turkey).
[The large “37” handwritten pencil number on cover indicates addressee’s recorded incoming serial number, placed in arithmetical progression on each new letter received and filed for reference as each letter was always answered later.]
Postmarked for despatch with difficult to discern “ΤΑΧ. ΤΟΜ. 915 / 17 ΙΟΥΛ. 21” military date-stamp [(Greek) Army Postal Sector 915, 17 July 1921] allotted to III Infantry Division.
Backstamped with partly imprinted ΑΘΗΝΑΙ 23 ΙΟΥΛ. 21 (ΑΦΙΞΙΣ) [Athens Arrival, 23 July 1921] wavy postal marking on arrival at final destination.
All dates in Julian calendar.
Item condition: Good; not recorded. See scans.
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