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Quang-Trung Commemorative
First Day Cover

Quang Trung Commemorative FDC

This cover was postmarked on January 28, 1972, the date of
issue of the Vua Quang-Trang commemoratives. Known as
Nguyen Hue, this general was one of three leaders of the Tay
Son rebellion. In 1788 he led his troops from Phu Xuan (Hue) to
Thang Long (Hanoi) in thirty-five days. There he defeated
290 000 Qing invaders. In the same year he declared himself emperor.


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