Magyar Posta is issuing a stamp to remember the outbreak of the First World War centenary. The main motive of a stamp honors officer's assembled-line, contemporary map detail can be seen in the background printing. The first day cover depicts the Charles Cross Team of Wounded War Coin and Medal front.
The source material is the design of the Military History Institute and Museum facilities. The issue is available from 28th July in the larger post offices of Hungarian Post.
Austria-Hungary was the power whose territorial ambitions played a large part in the coming of war in 1914. Although head of an increasingly fossilized and outdated regime, the Habsburg emperor Franz Josef was an expansionist. The Austro-Hungarian Empire encompassed many peoples, and so did its army.
Poles, Czechs, Slovaks, Croats, Slovenes, Bosnians, Italians, Ruthenes and Jews fought in the army alongside the Austrians and Hungarians, and under Austrian and Hungarian officers. In all, 1,495,200 Austro-Hungarian soldiers died during the Great War, including 480,000 that died as prisoners of war.