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Item no. P1946 (cover)

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Item no. P1946 (cover)

Type: cover

Country: Slovakia

Date of issue: 21 August 2018

FDCover with stamp issued to commemorate Slovak photographer LADISLAV BIELIK (1939 – 1984), and his iconic photograph “The Bare-chested Man in Front of the Occupiers’ Tank” taken in Bratislava on 21st of August 1968, when troops of Warsaw Pact invaded Czechoslovakia as a “brotherly help” against Alexander Dubček’s government. The picture has been proclaimed one of the 100 most important photos of the 20th Century. The left-hand cachet on the cover is based on his another photograph taken during the invasion.

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