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CONTEMPORARY PIONEERS

One of the effects of World War II was that many former colonies, including Singapore, lost confidence in the ability and attitude of the European powers to protect them in times of war and other difficulties. The inhabitants of these colonies began to seek independence.

In some colonies, there was much violence and bloodshed before and after the newly-found independence. Singapore’s road to independence was also a stormy one. The two stamps on this page remind us of those turbulent years.

The stamps on the next few pages show some of the post-war VIPs who helped to make Singapore what it is today.

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Stamps: Top 1995 Jun     Bottom 1998 Jul
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Written by victorkoo

13 May, 2008 at 10:00 am

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