UNDERGROUND PRINTING: Koroška v borbi [Carinthia at War]
Author: Štab koroške grupe odredov [Quarters of the Carinthian Group of Divisions].
Place and Year: [Carinthia]: Štab koroške grupe odredov [Quarters of the Carinthian Group of Divisions], September 20, 1944. Prnted by Koroška tehnika [Carinthia Press]
Technique: Large 4°: 12 pp. mimeographed text with illustrations, illustrated original tan wrappers, stapled (Very Good, minor staining, a seemingly unread example).
A rare mimeographed WWII Slovene / Yugoslav partisan underground newspaper was printed by the Carinthian division fighting in the north part of Slovenia and southmost border of Austria. The magazine includes news from the local areas, encouraged by the approaching allies and the signs of collapsing Nazi Germany.
This is a second number of 5 totally issued. The imprint on the back encourages the readers to send in their articles via an underground postal system, which was running through coded lines. In this case the post had to be marked with a code 505 through K-8, which meant a route and a secret post station hidden in an anonymous location, probably a private house.
All the numbers are extremely rare. Only one series is recorded in libraries worldwide (City Library of Ljubljana, OCLC 439693849).
References: Bibliografija 1964, no. 2738.
Availability: In stock