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Fiftieth Anniversary of The Slovak National Uprising
Generals Viest and Golian
Catalogue Number:  39
Stamp Design:  Jozef Baláž
Stamp Engraving:  Martin Činovský
Date of Issue:  August 27, 1994
Printing:  Postal Stationery Printing House, Prague, Czech Republic
Print Technology:  Rotary-recess printing combined with recess printing
Print Run:  3,135,000
FDC Design:  Jozef Baláž
FDC Engraving:  Martin Činovský
Cancellation Design:  Jozef Baláž
Printing:  Postal Stationery Printing House, Prague, Czech Republic
Print Technology:  Recess printing from flat plates
FDC Print Run:  10,000

The Slovak National Uprising, declared on August 29th, 1944, was in terms of the international standing of combatant nations an event of exceptional significance for our state. As an act of organised nationwide resistance to fascism it had an influence on the post-war territorial settlement of Central Europe.

General Ján Golian (1906 - 1945)
- was the first commander of the army of the Slovak National Uprising. On September 5th, 1944 he was appointed supreme commander of the Czechoslovak armed forces in Slovakia. On this post being taken over by Rudolf Viest on October 7th, Golian served as second-in-command. On November 3rd, 1944 he was taken prisoner by the Germans at Pohronský Bukovec and was executed along with General Viest at an unknown location in Germany in 1945.

General Rudolf Viest (1890 - 1945)
- was supreme commander of the Czechoslovak Army - the insurrectionist forces - in Slovakia. A member of the Czechoslovak Legions, he emigrated in 1939 via Yugoslavia to France, where in 1940 he was placed at the head of a division. A member of the State Council and Minister of the Czechoslovak Government in London, he took over command of the army in Banská Bystrica on October 7th, 1944. On November 3rd he was captured by the Germans and in 1945 executed in Germany along with General Golian.

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