70th Anniversary of Liberation

Products in this Issue

Set of 6 Stamps GY Letter Stamp: Two young boys enjoying their first taste of chocolateGY Large Letter: The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry BandUK Letter: Col.H.R. Power, OBE,MC, Chief Civil Affairs OfficerEUR Lett..

Price £4.26

First Day Cover The Philatelic Bureau offers a first day cover service in respect of all stamp issues. A set of stamps is affixed to an unaddressed, specially designed envelope and it is cancelled with a special pict..

Price £5.46

Presentation Pack A convenient and attractive method of displaying and storing Guernsey Post commemorative and definitive stamp issues in a presentation pack folder. Housed in a proprietary stock card, to which is atta..

Price £5.16

Sheets of 10 Some of our stamp issues are produced in sheets of ten. This enables collectors to obtain cost-effective sheets of each value with the name of the designer, printer and printer's information and 'traf..

Price £42.60

70th Anniversary of Liberation Prestige Booklet There is a wealth of information throughout the text about this deeply emotive topic.This booklet contains quotes from Winston Churchill and information on the Liberation of Guernsey. A beautifully pu..

Price £17.04

Description

As any Islander knows, you can't wander far in Guernsey without coming across its war defences, which act as a stark reminder of the harsh attacks its occupants suffered during World War Two.  The first raid, when the island was attacked by air, occurred on June 28, 1940, killing 33 islanders and injuring a further 67.

Thankfully, around 4,000 people - mainly children - had been evacuated in the months before the attack.

The German Occupation began two days later, on June 30, and lasted for almost five years later, when the island was finally liberated on May 9. 

This year, which is the 70th anniversary of Liberation, is set to be the biggest celebration in years with a parade including 135 pre-1946 European military vehicles and vintage cars, tractors and motorcycles.  Other events including a trilogy of films about the occupation made in Guernsey will be screened at the Town Church.

And Dawn Gallienne, head of philatelic at Guernsey Post, believes it’s really important to commemorate the closure of one of the most difficult periods in the island’s recent history.

Specification

Date of Issue 1 May 2015
Designer Bridget Yabsley
Printer Cartor Security Printers
Values GY Letter, GY Large Letter, UK Letter, EUR Letter, UK Large Letter, ROW Letter
Process Offset Lithography
Stamp Size 30mm deep x 48mm wide
Paper 110gsm unwatermarked PVA adhesive
Sheet 10
Perforation 13.25 x 13.25
Cylinder A