As written in my short bio above , I am an old/used vintage stuff enthusiast :) I don’t know exactly how this happened or where this came from.
Maybe because me, myself, I’ve always been a sort of (non-pathological) “compulsive” hoarder :)
When i was a little girl I used to find unconsciously hard to part from anything I owned.
So i ended up keeping any kind of junk, even candy wrapping paper or broken dolls and clothes i couldn’t fit in anymore.
Somehow i used to think that anything that had gone through my hands, had been impressed by a bit of life, or memory.
But one day, as a matter of interest, I’ve started searching for random things that people owned, used, broke, kept as normal things to have in the period of history they belonged to..not sure I would have found someone so “weird” to sell old things that most of people would call “garbage”. I started with easy things, then raised the game and found out that some great people in this world have been far-sighted and live for this: to give value to any old item, saving everything from Time, from corruptibility, from dumpsters, from being destroyed and disappear forever.
I‘ve totally freaked out when I found out that a lot of things people normally throw away, had passed decades, carrying on/in them all the time, the usage, even DNA or digital prints of original owners.. people I won’t ever know who they were, or if they are still alive, if they have been happy in their life, if they were good and how their existence has been.
I fantasise a lot over this and
I even cry when i hold in my hands most part of all the pieces I’ve found throughout these years. They are almost like adrenaline in my heart. They are treasures for me. I find moving and amazing when they are still intact, full, unopened or have been used by some woman like me.
They’ve gone through years, both world wars, seasons, bombs, dust, damp and any kind of perishability.. but they are still alive: so for me, is like an odd and unconventional idea of “victory of life over death”. #1930’s#1940’s#1950’s#hairdryer#curlers#metalcurlers#bobbypins#hairrollers#myprivatecollection#ww2#secondworldwar#unopened#oldpackage#oldstuff#vintagefinds
British soldiers with a mule on the Macedonian Front, 1915 - 1918.
The Germans, Austro-Hungarians and Bulgarians pushed the Serbians out of their country in October 1915, and the Serbs fled into Montenegro and Albania, before regrouping on the Greek island of Corfu.
As a result, Britain, France, Russian and Italy sent forces to Salonika in mainland Greece to fight the Bulgarians and liberate Serbia. Greece was still neutral at this point, and would only join the Allies in July, 1917. After recovering, the Serbs also joined the fight, as well as the Greek.
The Salonika Front, or Macedonian Front is often forgotten, being in the shadow of the far bloodier Western, Eastern and Italian Fronts.
The Macedonian Front was mostly static like the Western Front, without a lot of breakthroughs. The Bulgarians defenses stood firm and disease hindered the Allies a ton.
Although lesser known, the Allies and Bulgarians still suffered thousands of casualties. In the Monastir Offensive in September - December, 1916 the Allies suffered 50,000 casualties while another 80,000 were killed or evacuated to disease.The Bulgarians supported by the Germans suffered 61,000 casualties.
Three battles would be fought on the river Doiran, with up to 23,000 Allied casualties in total, the majority being British.
The Bulgarians only surrendered when their Allies, Germans, Austrians and Ottomans pulled their troops away in October 1918, leaving the Bulgarians isolated.