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Royal Mail Issued Stamps on 200th Anniversary of Waterloo

waterloo stampsSix stamps reproduce 19th-century paintings depicting key events of the battle, while a miniature sheet is also being launched commemorating troops of the main nations involved, including the 92nd Gordon Highlanders and Light Infantry. Royal Mail worked with historians on the stamp set, which features the large painting of the “final attack” that hangs in Apsley House, London, and was bought by Britain’s military leader, the Duke of Wellington. Evelyn Webb-Carter, chairman of charity Waterloo 200, said of the stamps: “They are an excellent reminder of an important moment in European history.

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