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Bicentenary of the Siege of Brimstone Hill

Siege of Brimstone Hill Commemoratives

Siege of Brimstone Hill Souvenir Sheet
The victorious French general and the British admiral who out-manoeuvered the attacking French fleet are
depicted on the "Bicentenary of the Seige of Brimstone Hill" commemorative issue of March 15, 1982.

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.

Brimstone Fort

Brimstone Fort


Brimstone Fort


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



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