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Italian Circular Letters WWI

Postby roobyred » 03 May 2016, 21:14

I have my grandfather's WWI military record from Italy. It references 6 "Circular Letters". "Circular letter 687 G. .M. 1924" Definitively dismissed from military service and "Circular letter 114 G. .M. 1919 L200 from Campobasso District" are two of them. Does anyone know what is contained in these letters and how I can get copies of these letters?
Thanks for your help. Roberta

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Re: Italian Circular Letters WWI

Postby erudita74 » 15 May 2016, 16:04

Roberta

As to the reference circolare 114 G.M. 1919 L 200- this directive referred to the amount your ancestor, as a soldier, received in lire (in this case 200) for his years of service. The G.M. is an abbreviation for the words Giornale Militare, which was a directive that came out of Rome from the War Minister, I believe. I've read that the maximum payment was 250 L, but I think that was for officers.

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Re: Italian Circular Letters WWI

Postby roobyred » 15 May 2016, 19:42

Thanks so much for the info!
I wonder, at that time, was that a lot of money?

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Re: Italian Circular Letters WWI

Postby erudita74 » 15 May 2016, 22:50

I don't know for certain, Roberta, but I'd rather doubt 200 lire was a lot of money in 1919. I just know that, during the war, goods were scarce and prices skyrocketed so that, by 1919, the value of the lira was reduced to 1/5 of the buying power it had in 1914. So you could buy a lot less with the same amount of money in 1919 than you could buy in 1914.
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