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Sunday, 3 May 2015

Weapons, hunting or war - Sunday Stamps II

My stamps this week come from North Africa and Great Britain.

This Egyptian stamp from 1953 shows and Egyptian soldier in uniform, tin hat and with a rifle on his shoulder.

Egypt
The Libyan Revolution of 1 September 1969 which led to the overthrow of the Kingdom of Libya (King Idris) was carried out by the Free Officers Movement with the rebel officers led by Colonel Muammer Gaddafi. I'm sure you know what happened to him.

Libya - 1970
The Royal Mail commemorated the 50th Anniversary of D-Day with a set of five stamps. This is the one I have:

Great Britain - 6 June 1944
One of the earliest poems I learnt at school began:

William the Conqueror 1066
Said to his captains
I mean to affix
England to Normandy
So go out and borrow
Some bows and some arrows
We're starting tomorrow.

This set was issued in 1966 to commemorate the 900th Anniversary of  the Battle of Hastings.





Can you see where Harold got one in the eye in these battle scenes from the Bayeux Tapestry?

For other bellicose offerings check out the links at Sunday Stamps-ii-20.

6 comments:

Joy said...

You have found some very contrasting styles of stamps. The Libya stamp is a striking colour, must have looked good on an envelope. The Bayeux set is gorgeous, nice to own.

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I think the Bayeux Tapestry stamps are extremely attractive. I even remember them!

VioletSky said...

That Egyptian looks fierce, like he means business with that weapon!
And those Battle of Hasting stamps are pretty cool, but gruesome.

FinnBadger said...

Great stamps. I remember painting scenes from the Bayeux Tapestry on the walls of my high school theatre for a play, then being depressed when we had to paint over it at the end of the run.

Jo said...

The Egyptian looks a bit startled. I too like the colour of the Libyan Stamp. The Battle of Hastings stamps remind me of the Mariott Edgar poem I used to recite (a la Stanley Holloway) "on 'is 'ors with 'is 'awk in 'is 'and".

It started with I'll tell of the Battle of 'astings, which 'appened in days long gone by, When William became King of England and 'arold got shot in the eye"

rahmi fadhli said...

Saya dari indonesia.. salam kenal yah.. semoga sukses.:)