Tradition und Erfahrung in klassischer Philatelie seit 1919

Losnr. 1728 - 284.-290. Auktion

  • Losnr. : 1728 Bosnien u. Herzegowina (Österr.)

    Austro-Hungarian Invasion 1878 (Sept 10): Stampless cover and full contents (translation enclosed) from Trebinje to Lomnitz, sent by Lieutenant Frederic Schlechta of the 74th Infantry Regiment, struck with fine "ETAPPEN POSTAMT / No. 6" datestamp (Sept 28) in black. Reverse with "Zara" cds of transit (Oct 1) and Lomnitz bei Jicin arrival (Oct 4). The Feldpost at Trebinje opened on the day after this letter was begun. Envelope imperfections but a scarce cover with fascinating and graphic account of the battle at Trebinje: the subject of an article by Keith Tranmer in 'Forces Postal History Society' journal (Winter 2005, pages 173-174 enclosed with the lot).rnrn"10 Sept hour before Trebinje the marching Brigade was fired upon. The 10th Company were immediately sent ahead and returned heavy fire which stopped the enemy....near Midday we received the order to fall in with the 9th and 10th Companies and move against the Insurgents, and they fell back behind the town, three times we attempted to cross the water under fire.....we did not lose a man..but Oberleutnant Schmidt was decapitated by three shots whilst advancing too far forward...Eventually the Austrian flag was raised over Trebinje..".
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