BICENTENARY 2021

6th edition of Napoleonica at Fort de Bard

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Two days of events in Bard, in the Aosta Valley (IT), on the occasion of the historical re-enactment of Napoleon Bonaparte's passage with his troops in May 1800 during the second Italian campaign. The sixth edition of Napoleonica, inaugurated on the evening of 30 July, is being held this Saturday 31 July and Sunday 1 August and is one of the activities that have been awarded the 2021 Bicentenary of the Death of Napoleon label by the European Federation of Napoleonic Cities.

The French Reserve Army descending from the Gran San Bernardo then invaded the Aosta Valley, besieging the Fort de BardAfter two weeks, it surrendered, but with the honour of its arms.

The historical event will be re-enacted with a hundred re-enactors who will bring to life scenes from the military and civilian life of the time. Two days rich in initiatives that will offer the public an engaging and immersive experience. Men and women in period clothing, cannons, encampments, everything will take you back to the beginning of the 19th century.

On Sunday 1 August the cancellation of the stamp created by Poste Italiane on the initiative of the FECN will take place, in the presence of Eleonora Berti, Director of the FECN-Destination Napoleon, and the afternoon event will be closed by Charles Bonaparte, President of the FECN-Destination Napoleon

The stamp and the postcards published in limited edition for the occasion reproduce the logo of the historical reconstruction and the aerial view of the Fort and the village of Bard. At 12.00 a stamping ceremony will be held in the presence of the Mayor of Bard Silvana Martino, the President of the Forte di Bard Association Ornella Badery, the Director of the European Federation of Napoleonic Cities Eleonora Berti and the Philatelic Referent of the Espace Macro Nord-Ouest Annamaria Gallo.

Press release stamp cancellation

Press release from Fort de Bard

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