13 May 2010 Britain Alone set on Royal Mail first day cover
After the defeat of France in 1940 up until the German invasion of Russia in June 1941, Britain and the Commonwealth stood alone against the might of the Axis powers.
In spring 1940, the German Army invaded the Low Countries and by early June the Allied armies had been split in two, leaving British – and many French – troops to evacuate through Dunkirk.
Seventy years on, the Britain Alone stamp issue pays tribute to the hundreds of thousands of men and women who ‘did their bit’ for the war effort during Britain’s darkest hour
Set of 8 stamps on Royal Mail first day cover with Westerham postmark showing Sir Winston Churchill.
1st class - Churchill and Troops; Land Girls
(56p) 60p Home Guard; Evacuees
(62p) 67p Air Raid Wardens; Women in factories
(90p) 97p Royal Broadcast by the Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret; Fire Service.