Union of War Veterans of the National Liberation Wars of Serbia and the Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs, under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Serbia, this year organize numerous activities to mark the 80th anniversary of the uprising of the Serbian people against fascism and the fascist occupier. Preservation of historical values of National Liberation Movement (NOP) from 1941 to 1945 and the truth about the anti-fascist struggle of Serbia represent one of the fundamental principles, values and goals that SUBNOR of Serbia stands for in fulfilling its role as a social organisation, trying to ignore any falsification of historical facts and diminishing the role of anti-fascist forces in liberating the country from the occupier.
History unequivocally shows that the Serbian people are freedom-loving and disobedient in their nature. Even when many nations and countries with larger population knelt before fascist Germany and the Axis Powers, at the very beginning of the Second World War, the Serbian people said their resolute NO to the occupier and with enormous civilian casualties and terrifying destruction, together with victorious forces, stood shoulder to shoulder with the then USSR and other anti-fascist nations, movements and countries in breaking one of the greatest evils that befell the world in the middle of the 20th century.
In memory of all those who sacrificed their lives fighting against fascism for the sake of our freedom, as well as the heroic struggle of the Serbian people and all other nations living in Serbia, the Post of Serbia and SUBNOR of Serbia dedicate this issue of postage stamps to them.
Motif on the stamp: Demonstrations in Belgrade, 27th March 1941. Motifs on the vignettes: Milo Milunović, “First day of freedom”; Frano Šimunović, “Partisan convoy”; Jovan Bijelić, “Bombing of Belgrade 1941”; Milić Stanković, “Day of 20th October 1941”. Motifs on the cover: Dragoljub Vuksanović, “I’m fighting, and you?” and “Fight the occupier”, posters from 1941; Demonstrations in Knez Mihailova street in Belgrade, 27th March 1941.
Expert collaboration: SUBNOR of Serbia and Military Museum in Belgrade
Graphic realisation of the issue: Jakša Vlahović, academic graphic designer