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NEW Winston Churchill 150th Anniversary

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NEW Winston Churchill 150th Anniversary

NEW Winston Churchill 150th Anniversary (view technical specs)

Sir Winston Churchill, one of the most iconic figures of the 20th century, played a pivotal role in shaping the course of history through his leadership during World War II and his contributions to British politics. Born on November 30, 1874, Churchill’s remarkable life spanned nearly 91 years, during which he held various key positions in the British government, including Prime Minister, and left an indelible mark on the world. 

Winston Churchill’s connection to Gibraltar is particularly noteworthy, as the Rock held a significant place in the annals of his political and military career. Gibraltar, strategically positioned at the entrance of the Mediterranean, played a crucial role during World War II as a naval base and fortress. Churchill, recognising its strategic importance, emphasised the need to fortify and defend Gibraltar against Axis forces. The Rock of Gibraltar became a symbol of British resilience and determination during the war, and Churchill’s speeches often referenced the strategic significance of the territory.

Overall, this issue serves as a visual tribute to Churchill’s indomitable spirit, his strategic foresight, and the enduring bond between the statesman and the Rock. In the set, Churchill and Lt. Gen. Mason MacFarlane, Governor of Gibraltar during WWII, are seen inspecting the defenses in June 1943 on the 30p stamp.

Technical Specs

Design:Stephen Perera
Illustration / Photography:
Printer:Cartor Security Printing
Process:Offset Lithography
Colours:4 Colours
Stamp size:30 x 50 mm
Issue date:2024-04-25
Stamp Values:30p, 60p, 90p, 1, 1.15, 4