70th Anniversary Operation Pedestal 1942-2012

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70th Anniversary Operation Pedestal 1942-2012 Set

Commemorating the 70th anniversary of 'Operation Pedestal' also known as 'Il-Convoy ta' Santa Marija', 1942-2012. 

The collection is of 8 sheets with 11 stamps per sheet (88 stamps in total)

Operation Pedestal: Saving Malta 

Operation Pedestal highlights one of the most difficult yet glorious moments in Maltese history and is today remembered as the 'Il-Convoy ta' Santa Marija'. 

Seventy years ago, in August 1942, Malta was facing the threat of starvation after two years of incessant bombing by Axis air forces in one of the most concentrated and prolonged aerial sieges of any war. 

At the time, the Island was the linchpin of the battle in the Mediterranean. The fortitude of its population and its defenders earned them the personal award of the George Cross for Gallantry from King George VI in April 1942.

Technical Details

Issue Date: 10.08.2012
Designer: Cedric Galea Pirotta
Process: Offset
Colours: 4 Colours
Size: 44.0 x 31.0
Values: ?0.26