Thursday, 16 October 2014

Australia: WWI Centenary Maxicard

Today I got four postcards: one from Australia, one from France, one from Germany and one from the USA.

The card from Australia is a maxicard about World War I. The stamp is from a set of five and was issued on 22-04-2014. The set is the first of the five-year programme. The card shows the troops depart and the enthusiasm the soldiers had when they went to war. 
The World War I was the first war in which the Australians fought for their own country and not as colonial soldiers. Australia joint the war alongside the Triple Entente. During the war Australia lost in relation to its population the most soldiers of the Triple Entente.

It is a prepaid card.
On the backside is also the brandmark of the five-year programme.

Thank You very much Krystiina!

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