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Bicentenary of the Siege of Brimstone Hill

Siege of Brimstone Hill Commemoratives

The victorious French general and the British admiral who out-manoeuvered
the attacking French fleet are depicted on the commemorative issue.

Brimstone Fort

Brimstone Fort

Thought to be impregnable, the Brimstone Fort fell to the French on February 12, 1782 after a one month siege and three weeks of concentrated bombardment. The island of St. Kitts was surrendered to the French but returned the following year under the terms of the Treaty of Paris.

Battlements

Brimstone Fort


Bibliography

Kloetzel, James E. ed. "St. Kitts." Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue. Sidney, Ohio: Scott Publishing, 2008.

     


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