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
Miniature sheet of 4 stamps cancelled with a Dover handstamp showing the coat of arms of Dunkerque.
The miniature sheet recalls the Evacuation from Dunkirk, including a quotation from Winston Churchill, with 1st class, 60p, 88p, 97p stamps showing the evacuation by the flotilla of little ships.