Britain Alone 13 May 2010
The Royal Mail is very proud to announce our Britain Alone Special Stamp issue. It is Royal Mail’s tribute, 70 years on, to those who stood proud and defiant against the Axis powers in the dark days of 1940. The stories of their courage and fortitude make for an uplifting and fascinating read, as do the facts surrounding the evacuation from Dunkirk, which also features in this impressive special issue.
Dunkirk is featured and a local historian at our recent wartime garden event informed me that fishing boats from Newquay and Cornwall were involved as ‘little ships’ in the Dunkirk rescue, a story we’ll follow up as we find more.
Our other zoo blog features Charles Darwin and wildlife on stamps, a joint project with RZSS Edinburgh Zoo http://darwin200stampzoo.wordpress.com
Tags: 1940, 1940s, 2010 International Year of Biodiversity, dig for victory garden, Dunkirk, history teaching, Imperial War Museum, Land Girls, London Zoo, Newquay Zoo, Royal Mail, Spitfire, wartime gardening, WLA, world war two, zoo