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1941 cover EGYPT to Australia. Message from 'Gavin Long' War journalist

1941 cover EGYPT to Australia. Message from 'Gavin Long' War journalist
1941 Long Air Mail cover from EGYPT to Australia with s/r. ARMY PO / AM1 p/m. and boxed censor h/s. Self censored by 'Guy Harriott'. On rear pencil message signed by 'Gavin Long' War journalist that "he must have left it here at least two months ago". [Gavin Merrick Long OBE (31 May 1901 10 October 1968) was an Australian journalist and military historian. He was the general editor of the official history series Australia in the War of 19391945] Guy Harriott Recommended For Decoration CAIRO. May 30th. 1941. Magnificent reporting on Middle East and Albanian Front when he was attached to the Greek Army. [Feb 1941] In a dispatch Kenneth Slessor Official War Correspondent, describes an incident in which Guy Harriott, special war correspondent of "The Advertiser" distinguished himself in the Tepeiena- Klisura sector during the Greek campaign. Mr. Slessor writes: Harriott was mentioned in dispatches from Greek General Headquarters. Wanting to get copy back from the line, he took messages to the artillery after three Greek runners had been killed in endeavors to deliver it. As a result, the artillery went into action and held up an Italian attack. Harriott has been recommended for a decoration by Greek Headquarters for "personal courage under fire." Awarded Greek Cross of Distinguished Merit. Ref: 313-150.

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