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.

Card courtesy of
CEFAI magazine, Argentina.
Same view as the postcard
taken in Jerusalem in 2010.