Australia Issued Stamps on Centenary of First World War

australia world war centenary stampsAustralia has issued third set of stamps in a series marking the Centenary of World War I, focusing on events of 1916 as they affected Australians on the frontline and at home.The stamps in this latest issue portray the Australian troops’ arrival at the Western Front (the event), the Somme offensive (the conflict), Matron Grace Wilson of the Australian Army Nursing Service (the individual) and the 1916 public vote on conscription (the home front).The photographs used in the designs are from the collections of the Australian War Memorial, Museum Victoria and the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office.

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