Jersey Post marks seventieth anniversary of Channel Island liberation

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imports_CCGB_stamp-98-_12525.jpg Jersey Post marks seventieth anniversary of Channel Island liberation
The seventieth anniversary of the liberation of the island of Jersey after World War Two has been marked by a special six-stamp set. ...
The seventieth anniversary of the liberation of the island of Jersey after World War Two has been marked by a special six-stamp set from Jersey Post.

The island of Jersey and the other Channel Islands were demilitarised by Sir Winston Churchill at the start of World War Two in order to save them from destruction. Like the rest of the UK, wartime life was hard for Jersey islanders, who not only had to deal with occupation by German forces, but also suffered from food shortages.

On 9 May 1945, Sir Winson Churchill announced the liberation of 'our dear Channel Islands' and since then, this day has been one of national celebration across the island.

The six Jersey Post stamps, titled 'victory and liberation', depict key scenes from the Channel Islands liberation, including victory bunting (47p), the Jersey flag (64p) and Sir Winston Churchill's historic victory broadcast (95p). The issue also includes a presentation pack and first day cover.

To purchase the stamps, visit the Jersey Post website.

For more on Channel Islands philately, buy Stamp & Coin Mart magazine which includes a monthly expert 'around the islands' feature.

(Image copyright Jersey Post)
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