Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Monaco 2017 - Centenary of the Battle of Chemin Des Dames

ISSUE DATE: 10 March 2017 
STAMP SIZE: 40 x 31.77 mm
ENGRAVING: Pierre Albuisson
STAMP DESIGN: Pierre Albuisson

Prince Louis II, who volunteered to serve in the French Army from August 1914, particularly distinguished himself during the battle of Chemin des Dames, which lasted from 16 April to 24 October 1917. He received a mention in the dispatches of the Army Corps, which earned him the Croix de Guerre with silver gilt star. 

Stamp images and description thanks to:
OETP - Office des Émissions de Timbres-Poste

OETP - Monaco Post