Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Armistice of 1918

Tomorrow, Wednesday 12 November 2008, a commemorative stamp of France will be issued for the 90th anniversairy of the 11 November 1918 armistice, that ended the fights of the Great War.

(Phil@poste's Actu timbrée website)

This stamp uses symbols clearly comprehensible by the general public, after years to try new treatments that puzzled or angered some: from design by a press caricaturist to contemporary stylish poster, or the reminder of others belligerants' suffering).

Scenes of fight and return mixed into the tricolore flag of France, designed by Patrice Serres, an artist who comes from the comic art.

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