Italy - "Heroes Cemetery" of Colle di S. Elia - Series of 50 commemorative postcards + military medal

Description
Italy - "Heroes Cemetery" of Colle di S. Elia - Series of 50 commemorative postcards + military medal
Original - Bronze, Paper - Fair condition

Collection of 50 postcards “CIMITERO DEGLI EROI del Colle di S. Elia”, in original envelope - Italy, 1930s.
Envelope size: 15.5 x 11 x 1.5 cm.
+ military bronze medal manufactured by the company Stefano Johnson - Milan in its original box.
Medal box size: 3.6 x 2 x 1 cm - medal diameter 1.8 cm

The Karst and the soldiers who died in these locations are remembered by General Giuseppe Paolini who, after fighting on Monte Sei Busi and in the cities of Redipuglia and Fogliano, wanted to build a monumental cemetery near these lands.
The idea was immediately accepted by the Commander of the Third Field Army, Duke Emanuele Filiberto d’Aosta. Therefore, the cemetery on Colle Sant’Elia, called “Invitti della Terza Armata”, became the first necropolis of Redipuglia. It was built immediately after the war to express commemoration for the conflict that just ended and the close relationship with the territory.

Lot details
Type
"Heroes Cemetery" of Colle di S. Elia - Series of 50 commemorative postcards + military medal
Country of Origin
Italy
Material
Bronze, Paper
Original/ Replica
Original
Condition
Fair condition
Dimensions
155×15×110 mm
Comes with certificate of authenticity
No
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