Geographical and scientific Missions

Explorers and scientists in Italian Army

Military personnels parecipated in many missions in several parts of the world since a long time.

Geographical discovers, borders' and maps' definition saw Italian military people involved. 

From Eastern Africa to the South Pole, from Malta to the Everest, Italian Army gave 

and is giving its contribution  to the knowledge, to the science, to the progress and to the peace.

TAKE NOTE: We listed some geographical areas, where Italian Army was and is active, but we

 show philatelic stuff only related to the 2000 Eritrea mission (point 10) and  Antarctica expeditions (point 11 and 11a).

Some images are not yet available, but we are continuously updating this section.

 

1. Balkans (1878-1879)

-  Partecipation to  the International commission for borders' defintion.

2. Northern and Easter Africa  (1885-1940)

Geo-topographical missions.

3. Giuba e Orobio (1891-1897)

Geographical and exploratory missions.

4. Czechoslovak (1919)

Partecipation in the International Commission for the defintion of the Country borders.

5. Albania (1922-1926)

Partecipation to the International Commission for the defintion of the Country borders.

6. Dodecanese (1922-1928)

Geo-tographical mission.

7. K2  (March - September 1954)

Support to the scientific mission.

8. Everest (January - May 1973)

Support to the scientific mission.

9. Malta (1981-1985)

Geo-topographical mission.

10.  Eritrea/Ethiopia (2000-to day) 

Partecipation to the U.N. mission for the defintion of the Country borders.  

11 Antarctica (1985 - to day)  Base Terra Nova Bay: maps and photos.

Support to all Scientific missions.  

11a.  List of Polar missions to the South Pole and Antarctica, with covers.