Thursday, May 16, 2013

Battle of Beersheba Featured on Australian Stamps

First Day of Issue: May 10, 2013 - Australia

Australia has jointly issued with Israel a pair of postage stamps commemorating the Battle of Beersheba.

Australia Post and Israel Post are marking the Battle of Beersheba through the release of a commemorative issue of two stamps.

The Battle of Beersheba is a significant event in the history of both countries and took place on 31 October 1917 as part of the wider British offensive collectively known as the Third Battle of Gaza.

The first stamp features the statue of an Australian Light Horseman in the Park of the Australian Soldier at Beersheva, Israel. The second stamp depicts contemporary images of Australian Light Horsemen.

Learn more at: Australia Post

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