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Postby scasparz » Sat Jan 02, 2016 12:27 am

scot47 apologize for it took me some time to respond. To answer your question, about ten years ago I have spend the sum of approximately 700€ for about one hundred such postcards. Individual prices varied, those with the LZ-85 used to be the most expensive ones, didn't buy any.

Such postcards provide the best documentation of what Thessaloniki used to be at the beginning of the twentieth century. Of course the city has changed a lot since, with the city-centre being destroyed by the great fire of 1917, while the then suburbs were rebuild mostly in the sixties. Unfortunately most of the beautiful mansions were torn down and replaced by blocks of flats, what a disgrace.

And yes, have read about LZ-104 and its epic flight over Africa, as well as its final flight and loss over the Adriatic.

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Postby scot47 » Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:07 pm

A rural version of the lunacy manifest in the EnDayKa in Sofia (National Place of Culture) The Gigantomania that was often an accompaniment of latter-day Stalinism.

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Postby scot47 » Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:35 am

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birds_Without_Wings

for an alternative view of the end of the Ottoman Empire and the rise of the Kemalist Republic. Bulgarian writers have traditionally focussed on the horrors of "Tursko Robstvo" (The Turkish Yoke"). He re de Bernieres looks at things differently, although not in a Bulgarian context.

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Postby scot47 » Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:45 am

http://stara-sofia.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/1886.html


some nice engravings of the early years of Bulgaria after Independence in 1878 (well - "Autonomy" rather than "Independence" which only came later )

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Postby scot47 » Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:07 pm

Did I already post this analysis of the Blitz in Sofia ?

http://www.academia.edu/928716/Sofia_Wa ... the_Allies

I was reminded of this while reading "The Bombing War" by Overy. He starts the book off by examining the bombing of Sofia.

Anglophilia is not universal in BG. History may have something vto do with it.

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Bulgarian on the Aegean

Postby scot47 » Sat Oct 15, 2016 3:41 pm

Yes there was a time when Bulgaria had a coastline on the Aegean

http://www.heroesofserbia.com/2012/10/b ... -1915.html

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Postby Malarkey » Sun Oct 16, 2016 1:32 pm

Just got round to reading your link http://www.academia.edu/928716/Sofia_Wa ... the_Allies

I had no idea that Sofia was bombed by the Allies. Fascinating all though a long read; which it has to be given its subject matter.

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