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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

60 Years ago today

Hello everyone, On September 13th 1965, Royal Mail issued a set of stamps to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain. This air fight between England and Germany is generally regarded as lasting from July to October 1940.
I am interested in the stamps and the aircraft but history is history and the aircraft and pilots are still remembered to this day and so I thought it timely to show this stamp from the 1965 issue.

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Best wishes .. Michael


At 12:35 PM, Anonymous Charlie Jensen said...

I just finished a most interesting book about the Americans who slipped into Canada and volunteered to fly in the RAF in the years before December 1941. It has the clever, but hardly original title; "The Few", by Alex Kershaw.
Of the eight who made it to England and actually flew RAF aircraft, only two survived to the December 7th date, and of those two, Arthur Donahue was killed about a year later leaving only John haviland to live through the war.
Most are buried in the towns and villages where they fell.

At 4:34 AM, Blogger cddstamps said...

Hi Charlie, Thanks for the comments

yes only a few made it..sadly, but probably more than might have been expected. thanks to the aircraft and the pilot talents and maybe some luck :-) best wishes Michael


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