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Postage stamps of war (1854-1914)

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In "Postage Stamps of War (1854-1914)," Douglas B. Armstrong provides a fascinating and comprehensive look at the role of postage stamps in conflicts spanning from the mid-19th to early 20th centuries. The author's meticulous research and attention to detail make this an invaluable resource for both stamp collectors and history enthusiasts alike.

Armstrong traces the evolution of military-themed stamps during this tumultuous period, highlighting the ways in which they reflected the political, social, and cultural dynamics of the time. From patriotic designs to propaganda messages, these stamps served as powerful tools in shaping public opinion and mobilizing support for war efforts.

Throughout the book, Armstrong's writing is engaging and accessible, making complex historical concepts easily digestible for readers of all levels of expertise. The inclusion of full-color images of stamps and historical photographs enhances the text and provides a visual component that brings the material to life.

Overall, "Postage Stamps of War (1854-1914)" is a compelling and informative read that sheds light on a little-explored aspect of military history. Armstrong's expertise and passion for the subject shine through in this well-researched and thoughtfully crafted book. A must-read for anyone interested in the intersection of philately and warfare.

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A very brief introduction to postal stamps used and issued during times of war. The principal focus might be said to be placed upon the Great War which just erupted in Europe and across much of the globe. - Summary by KevinS

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