When General Allenby occupied Palestine in 1917, the English army was accompanied by soldiers of India, Italy, Australia and other countries.
Pictured is a postcard from an Italian soldier with a 5 mils Egyptian stamp canceled by a Type C “privilege handstamp,” “DISTACCAMENTO ITALIANO DI PALESTINA COMANDO” (Italian Army – Palestine Command).
author Roberto Brzostowski
Article in The Israel Philatelist, Vol/ LXIV, no.3 June 2013.
Pictured on the postcard is the
Arch Ecce Homo in the
Old City of Jerusalem.