Jun 8, 2014

Slovakia FDC on "Honour in Memory of the Fallen Soldiers of World War I"

First Day Cover
Sobrescrito de 1.º Dia


Honour in Memory of the Fallen Soldiers of World War I

Date of Issue : 2 June 2014

Approximately ten million soldiers and seven million civilians died in World War I. From the territory of Slovakia, approximately four hundred thousand soldiers, of which almost seventy thousand were killed, were dressed in a military uniform. Already during the war, the Austria-Hungarian administration authority hired several architects who were designing memorials for the fallen on World War I battlefields. Also the significant Art Nouveau Slovak architect Dušan Jurkovič was among the chosen ones. In the Western Carpathians, mainly in the territory of today's Poland, Jurkovič constructed several memorials which inspired not only the postage stamp (Regietów), but also the first day cover (Przełęcz Małastowska). The special postmark is based on the cross from Regietów.

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