12 December 2011
The first in a five-year series of World War Two stamps from Marshall Islands features the involvement of the United States in the hostilities. ...
Marshall Islands has issued the first stamps in a five-year set which will commemorate landmark events of World War Two, beginning with the involvement of the United States in the hostilities following the attack on Pearl Harbour. The first ten stamps were issued on 7 December, the seventieth anniversary of the United States entering the war.
The other events featured in this set are the Burma Road, America's 'peacetime' draft, Roosevelt's 'great arsenal' speech, the lend-lease act, the Atlantic charter, the sinking of the USS Reuben James, America's civil defence plan, the production of 'Liberty' ships and the American declaration of war on Japan. Each stamp on the sheet is accompanied by a caption outlining the event depicted.
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