Stamp issue on the centenary of the First World War

September 4th, 2014

According to info got by Luxembourg is to issue a special commemorative stamp to mark the centenary of the First World War. The image of the stamp was created by Pierre Blanc and the item itself is to be released on the 23d of September.

When, on 2 August 1914 World War One broke out in Europe, Luxembourg - which had previously remained neutral - became one of the first victims of German military might. Although they had now occupied the territory, the invaders never interfered in the country's internal affairs.

Artist Pierre Blanc captures the moment the first incursions took place on an aquarelle pen drawing. On 2 August 1914, the 29th infantry regiment stormed Luxembourg City.

The original Pierre Blanc can be found in the National museum of history and art in Luxembourg.