Saturday, 4 October 2014

France: Musée de la Grande Guerre du Pays de Meaux

Today I got four postcards: three from France and one from Japan. 

One of the cards from France shows the Musée de la Grande Guerre du Pays de Meaux and the US-American monument La liberté éplorée in Meaux near the battleground of the First Battle of the Marne. The Musée de la Grande Guerre du Pays de Meaux is a museum about World War I and houses 20000 exhibits and 30000 documents from the collection of Jean-François Copé. It opened in 2011.


Stamp:
Centenary of the First Battle of the Marne (from set of two) (issued 15-09-2014)
The First Battle of the Marne was fought from the 5th until the 12th September between the German Empire and the Triple Entente countries France and the United Kingdom. The battle stopped the German advance and wrecked the Schlieffen Plan as the German Empire was not able anymore to capture France as easy as they thought. It is a a turning point of the World War I. The Triple Entente bought time and was able to get a back-up for the Western Front from the French and British colonies. The stamp shows a Renault Taxi de la Marne. They were used to bring soldiers to the front.


Thank You very much Axel!

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