Stamps honour war heroes who fought at Gallipoli
TWO new stamps have been issued by An Post to honour and commemorate the Gallipoli Landings in the First World War.
The landings were a disastrous campaign that cost the lives of some 3,000 Irishmen serving in the British Army at the time.
Designed by Dublin-based Vermillion Design, a 68c stamp shows a photograph of Irish soldiers in a trench at Gallipoli (inset), while a €1 stamp features the SS River Clyde, the landing ship which carried 2,000 of the 70,000-strong invasion force.
All may be purchased at www.irishstamps.ie, at post offices and the GPO.