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Villa Allatini. Ancienne demeure de l'ex-Sultan Abdul-Hamid


Description
Media Type:
Image
Text
Item Type:
Postcards
Description:
A postcard of the Villa Allatini in Salonica, Greece. It was built in 1888 by the Italian architect Vitaliano Pozelli as the summer residence of the Jewish Allatini family. Between 1909 and 1912 it was used as the prison-residence of Sultan Abdul Hammid II, who was overturned by the New Turks.
Inscriptions:
Reverse reads:
"I am sending you this in the spare time I have as the result of an injury I received to my chest the other day while ..ding on the end door of a Motor Transport lorry. It is not serious, but causes some pain and incapacitates me for the time being.
We are all hoping the war will end by the summer -- perhaps largely by the influence the U.S.A. should be able to bring to bear on all the Belligerents. There are many --- that --- would now like peace, and it is to be hoped the Allied Powers will

Front:
consider any terms proposed by them (Germany) -- which would be a beginning in the right direction at all events.
With kind regards to you both,
yours, Grant
Sapper No. 138040 RE., R.T.E. c/o Director Railway Transport, Salonica"
Date of Original:
1 February 1916
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
OILL0120
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Latitude: 40.38 Longitude: 22.58
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
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Villa Allatini. Ancienne demeure de l'ex-Sultan Abdul-Hamid


A postcard of the Villa Allatini in Salonica, Greece. It was built in 1888 by the Italian architect Vitaliano Pozelli as the summer residence of the Jewish Allatini family. Between 1909 and 1912 it was used as the prison-residence of Sultan Abdul Hammid II, who was overturned by the New Turks.