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Saturday, June 11, 2016

France 2016
Battle of Verdun





COUNTRY: FRANCE
ISSUE DATE: 30 May 2016
CIRCULATION:1 500 000
STAMP SIZE:60 x 25 mm
STAMP THEME:Bataille de Verdun
ENGRAVER:
Elsa Catelin
STAMP DESIGN:
Maël






The Battle of Verdun was one of the largest battles of the First World War on the Western Front between the German and French armies.


On 21 February 1916, the German army launched its major offensive on Verdun. This date marks the beginning of a nightmare for all the French soldiers. "Hell of Verdun" will last 10 months, 300 days and 300 nights of continuous fighting and murderers.









Stamp images thanks to La Poste


La Poste