Original Photo and Letter of Treaty of Rapallo
ORIGINAL PHOTO of participants of Treaty of Rapallo with their signatures. A lot also includes a LETTER to one of the participants of the Rapallo negotiations, General Danilo Kalafatovic by Stevan S. Hadzic, Minister of the Army and Navy of Kingdom of Yugoslavia (in office 1926–1931, 4th term) and the concept of Kalafotovic’s response.
Photo of participants
The photo shows participants of the Rapallo negotiations with their autographs on the back.
From left to right: Ivanoe Bonomi (Minister of War of Kingdom of Italy), Kosta Stojanovic (Kosta Stojanovic, Minister of Finance of Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes /Yugoslavia/), Milenko Vesnic (Milenko Vesnic/Миленко Веснић, prime minister of Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes /Yugoslavia/), Ante Trumbic (Ante Trumbic, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes /Yugoslavia/), General Danilo Kalafatovic (face in shadow), Pietro Badoglio (in uniform, senator of Kingdom of Italy), Giovanni Giolitti (Minister of the Interior of Kingdom of Italy), Mr. Salata, Carlo Sforza (Foreign Minister of Kingdom of Italy) and Mr. Antonijevic (Ambassador of Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes /Yugoslavia/ at Rome).
Dated: 12/13th November 1920.
Size: 15, 3 x 11 cm.
Interesting and valuable historic memorabilia from one of the participants of the negotiations between Italy and Yugoslavia – General Kalafatovic.
Photo (postcard print) of general Danilo Kalafatovic.
Size: 14 x 18, 7 cm.
Hadzic’s letter to Kalafatovic
Letter to Kalafatovic sent by Minister of the Army and Navy of Kingdom of Yugoslavia Stevan Hadzic (in office 1926–1931, 4th term) With memorandum of Ministry cabinet in the upper left corner. Dated December 28th, 1929. Text in Serbian language, Cyrillic script.
Content: Minister answers to general Kalafatovic’s previously received letter in which general Kalafatovic complains about not being promoted to a higher rank. Minister explains that no personal reasons affected his decision.
Simply, he decided to promote a larger number of colonels awaiting first general rank. Minister was surprised to receive a letter of such content from general Kalafatovic whom he has always respected as a man and officer.
Folded in half. Pp. 4 (3 handwritten: p. 1: 15 lines of text; p. 2: 21 lines of text; p. 3: 8 lines of text).
Size (unfolded): 23, 6 x 18 cm.
Response by Kalafatovic dated January 5th, 1930. One leaf, handwritten on both sides. Content: Kalafatovic responds to the minister thanking him for even answering the letter, seeing that fact alone as a confirmation of respect the minister has for him. Kalafatovic says he never doubted this and eventually finishes by saying he is not satisfied with a provided answer on the question of not being promoted.
Especially because the minister himself says in his letter that Kalafatovic had met the requirements. However, he says he is not going to complain at the end of his career, since he had never complained before.
P. 1: 34 lines of text; p. 2: 6 lines of text. Folded and slightly wrinkled.
Size (unfolded): 21 x 17 cm.
Condition: The envelope is torn.
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