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Australia – New Zealand
Joint Issue

This stamp issue commemorates the formation and service of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC), which was formed in Egypt in the months prior to deployment to Gallipoli and disbanded following that campaign. This stamp issue has been developed in collaboration with New Zealand. For both countries, an important strand of identity was formed in the trenches of Gallipoli and it remains a touchstone of national identity. Charles Bean, Australia’s official correspondent and historian of the Great War, is in large part responsible for shaping the Anzacs legend that Australians are familiar with today, leading to its popular embrace and broad application.

Stamp - ANZAC

ANZAC

The stamp design brings together contemporary and historical components. Silhouettes common to the two designs show an Australian bugler and a New Zealand soldier of today standing back to back, their poses signalling remembrance of comrades lost in past conflicts. They stand against a backdrop of Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, the site at which this military alliance became invested with its legendary status.

Stamp - ANZAC International

ANZAC International

The stamp design brings together contemporary and historical components. Silhouettes common to the two designs show an Australian bugler and a New Zealand soldier of today standing back to back, their poses signalling remembrance of comrades lost in past conflicts. They stand against a backdrop of Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, the site at which this military alliance became invested with its legendary status.