Jersey post issued a second set of the series 100 Years of the Great War commemorating the events of World War I focussed on change.
The six stamps illustrate some of the areas that experienced rapid development and change during the period 1914-1918, including the development of mechanisation, communication, camouflage and deception, uniform, observation and the tactics of war.
100 Years of the Great War stamps by Jersey
World War I , also known as the First World War or the Great War, was a global war centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918. More than 9 million combatants and 7 million civilians died as a result of the war.
‘The Great War’ 1914-1918 was the first conflict to embrace the need for dramatic change in order to achieve the upper hand.
Due to its global impact, the acceleration of developments during ‘The Great War’ had a dramatic effect on the way in which wars were fought and also initiated changes that have a direct effect on how we experience our lives today.
By the end of the war, the German Empire, Russian Empire, Austro-Hungarian Empire and the Ottoman Empire had ceased to exist.
The Miniature Sheet features Jerseyman. Flt Lt Charles Stanley Mossop DSC who, whilst operating off the French coast, became the first man to sink an enemy submarine from the air, an action for which he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.
In August 1918, whilst on an aerial photo-reconnaissance mission, he decided to stop off at Jersey and pay a visit to his parents in St Helier, in doing so becoming the first Jerseyman to land a plane in Jersey.
Mossop was tragically killed in a flying accident in France two days later.
Title: 100 Years of the Great War stamps by Jersey
Date of Issue: 4 August 2015
Denominations: 47p, 57p, 64p, 73p, 85p, 95p, £1
Source: Jersey Post