Austerlitz 1805-2005 / Slavkov 1805-2005 (Czech Republic)
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N 49° 07.689 E 016° 45.747
33U E 628576 N 5443197
Quick Description: This joint French-Czech stamp is devoted to the 200 years anniversary of one the most important battles of Napoleon Wars, to the great Napoleon's victory at Slavkov-Austerlitz (South Moravia, Czech Republic)...
Location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic
Date Posted: 6/9/2009 1:54:17 PM
Waymark Code: WM6J8Z
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 144

Long Description:

On the stamp is depicted Art-Nouveau "Cairn of Peace / Mohyla Míru", memorial of the battle at Austerlitz (Slavkov in Czech).

Cairn of peace was built to honour the fallen of Napoleon´s victorious battle of Austerlitz (December 12th, 1805). According to the intention of priest A. Slovak it was to make a pious "place of light" out of the centre of a former battlefield – a memento of the wars. It is the highlight and natural centre of the protected historical monument area of the Battle of Austerlitz.

Stamp Issuing Country: France & Czech Republic

Date of Issue: June 6, 2005

Denomination: 0.55 €

Color: polychrome

Stamp Type: Single Stamp

Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]

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