Joseph Gaspard Hackin, born on 8 November 1886 in Boevange/Attert, was a Luxembourgian French archaeologist specialized in the Orient. He was the director oft he Guimet Museum in Paris. After studies in the French capital he was drafted as a private soldier and advanced to the positions of lieutenant and company commander by the end of the war. In the Second World War, he was commissioned by de Gaulle to represent the interests of Free France as an envoy to the English viceroy in India. Joseph Hackin and his wife didn’t survive the journey to India, their ship was attacked by a German U-Boat and sank.
|Photos:||Chantal Maquet (L)|
|Printing:||Multicoloured high resolution offset by Bpost Stamps Factory, Malines (B)|
|Dimensions:||27,66 x 40,20 mm, 10 stamps per sheet|