Some military stamps for today's Sunday Stamps-II, theme: War or Peace. Military matters are far away form my interests. I wish I have found more stamps showing the idea of peace.
From the Netherlands, issued on 9 December 1978, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Royal Military Academy. When this stamp arrived on a postcard, at first sight I thought it was a red postbox!
One of the stamps issued on 21 June 2016 in the UK. I think the only stamp I really love from that set is the soldier writing a letter...
This is the historic explanation of the stamp (taken from here):
After Jutland, unofficial medals were struck to commemorate the battle. Designed by Prince Louis of Battenberg, a former First Sea Lord, these medals were made by Spink and Son of London and sold in gold, silver, bronze and white metal versions to raise money for naval orphanages. The design features a trident, a symbol of naval power. Crossed flagstaffs bear a Union flag and the Royal Navy’s White Ensign, and a shield carries the date of the battle: 31 May 1916. This particular example belonged to Captain AC Green of the Royal Marines.