Westerplatte

Fischer 374 | Michel 407 | Scott B41 | Year of issue 1945 | Communist Poland

The 6th anniversary of the defence of Westerplatte on 1 September 1939.


374
Fighting scene

Glossary

Westerplatte is the promontory guarding the harbour entrance of Gdańsk.
It was here that the German battleship Schleswig-Holstein fired the first salvo of World War II on 1 September 1939.
For a full week, the 170 badly equipped Poles held off the combined assault of aircraft, heavy guns and more than 3000 German troops, after which Poland was invaded by the Nazi's and the Soviets.

Relevant pages

Fischer XIX (Polskie Termopile Westerplatte

Resources

Westerplatte (Wikipedia)
Westerplatte (www.allempires.com)
Westerplatte photography (earthtrip.putzig.com)
Gdańsk


374 nz (imperforate)


374 nz (imperforate) used

Cancellations


Fischer 374 cancelled in Lublin (Tydzień Majdanka, the Majdanek week, 1-8 September 1945)