Jul 1, 2014

China FDC on "Whampoa Military Academy"

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Sobrescrito de 1.º Dia


Whampoa Military Academy

Date of Issue : 16 June 2014

The Whampoa Military Academy was founded by Sun Yat-sen in 1924. The military academy was officially opened on 1 May 1924 , but the first lessons began on 16 June 1924. The inauguration was on Changzhou Island offshore from the Whampoa (Huangpu) dock in Guangzhou, thus earning its name. During the inaugural ceremonies, Sun Yat-sen delivered a speech that was later to become the lyrics of the national anthem of the Republic of China.

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