Sunday, 11 November 2018

Remembrance Day on Sunday Stamps

On the 100th Anniversary of the end of WWI it seems appropriate to commemorate the event with one of the series of Royal Mail stamps issued each year since 2014.

These are from the 2016 issue - 

Battlefield Poppy 
Giles Revell's photograph captures a single flower.

To My Brother
The English nurse, writer, feminist and pacifist wrote this poem when she lost her brother in the war.

Munitions Worker, Charlotte 'Lottie' Meade
One of the many women packing shells during the war, Lottie died of TNT poisoning in 1916.

Travoys Arriving with Wounded
Smol, Macedonia
The painter Stanley Spencer served in the RAMC in Macedonia before later joining the infantry and fighting there.

Tiepal Memorial, Somme
The memorial commemorates more than 72000 British and South African troops killed on the Somme before March 2018 and who have no known grave; most of those died in the Somme offensive of 1916.

The longest battle at sea and the only encounter between the British and German fleets took place at Jutland from 31 May -1 June 2016.

Captain's A C Green's Battle of Jutland Commemorative Medal
(If you look closely you will see that the letter 'M' is related to these stamps with memories of the war. For other 'M related stamps check out Sunday-stamps-m.)


Joy said...

This series of stamps have been an impressive both visually and for the stories they tell.

FinnBadger said...

I think that Royal Mail did a remarkable job with their WWI series over the last 5 years. Thanks for showcasing some of them today.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Bob - thanks for posting these ... they remind us of some events that I certainly didn't know about or much about ... I'll be back to look at each later on - thank you - Hilary

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violet s said...

these are a very nice series of stamps

Mail Adventures said...

Even if we don't like to think of the war, I think that it's important that stamps attract our attention to history facts. The design on these is amazing.