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Monday, March 30, 2015

France 2015 Stamp Issue
Belgian government in Sainte-Adresse 1914 - 1918










:: FRANCE
 :: THEME: 
Belgian government in Sainte-Adresse 
  :: DENOMINATIONS: 0.95 €
   :: ISSUE DATE: 23 March 2015
    :: ARTWORK: Kris Demey

     
     
    
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In August 1914, Belgium was invaded by German troops. Despite fierce fighting, the decline is inevitable, the blocked garrison in Antwerp give up the fight. On October 10 of that year, the Belgian government asked the hospitality of France. The town of Sainte-Adresse is chosen because, near the port of Le Havre, the "Nice Le Havre" displays vast luxurious buildings and newly built villas by Dufayel to accommodate and house the government and the Belgian ministries. 

The Belgian Government with families and servants occupy several government buildings and villas masters. The Normandy Hotel, here pictured on the stamp, used mainly common residence for ministers. The small town of Sainte-Adresse is thus transformed into real seat of the Belgian authorities with stewardship and logistics capable of reproducing control of current affairs of Belgium invaded. A box with red letter still exists today in Sainte-Adresse, recalling the existence of the Belgian government during the First World War. 


Belgian government at Sainte-Adresse 1914 - 1918
Le gouvernement belge à Sainte-Adresse 1914 - 1918

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ISSUE DATE: 23 March 2015
NOMINAL VALUE: 0.95 €
CIRCULATION: 1 500 000
STAMP DESIGN: Kris Demey
POSTMARK DESIGN: Sandy Coffinet
STAMP SIZE: 40.85 mm x 30 mm
SHEET: -
PERFORATIONS: -
PAPER: FSC Mixed Paper mini 70%
PRINTING PROCESS: Rotogravure
phil@poste PRODUCT No.: 1115012