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02. Liberation 75 Commemorative Sheet
Liberation 75 Commemorative Sheet

Date of issue

8 May 2020

Price ex tax

£12.50

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Issued to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Liberation Day in Jersey, our new Commemorative Sheet is made up of twenty Crest of Jersey Local Letter stamps affixed to stamp labels.

During the first year of World War II, on 1st July 1940, German troops arrived to take the surrender of Jersey and for the next five years Jersey, Guernsey, Sark and Alderney became the only part of the British Isles to be occupied during the Second World War. On 8th May 1945, German forces surrendered and the war in Europe ended. The next day Royal Navy destroyer HMS Beagle arrived off the coast of Jersey and accepted the surrender of the occupying forces. 9th May as the Island's national day and in the years since the end of the war a pattern of official ceremonies has developed, 9th May 2020 is marks the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of Jersey.

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