Sunday, January 18, 2009

The Coral Sea Battle

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This FDC was issued by Australia on May o4, 1955, to commemorate The Coral Sea Battle and friendship of two countries Australia and USA.

The drawing on the left side of this cover (the fragment of waves and the ship, its mast, the words R.A.N. and U.S.N. etc.,) are printed in embossed format, so one can feel with touch.

R.A.N stands for Royal Australian Navy
U.S.N stands for United States Navy

The Battle of the Coral Sea, fought between May 4 – May 8, 1942, with most of the action occurring on May 7 and May 8, was a major naval battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II between the Imperial Japanese Navy and the Allied forces of the United States Navy and the Royal Australian Navy. It was the first fleet action in which aircraft carriers engaged each other. It was also the first naval battle in history in which neither side's ships sighted or fired directly upon the other.

To know more about the Coral Sea Battle, click here.

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