David Cameron has recently announced that there’ll be a “truly national commemoration” to mark the Centenary of the First World War.
The UK prime minister, David Cameron, lays out plans for marking 100 years since the First World War. National commemorations will include the centenary of the first day of conflict on 4 August 2014, the battles of the Somme, Jutland, Gallipoli and Passchendaele, and will conclude on Armistice Day in 2018.
In response to this news, I’ve dug out my War and Peace Royal Mail Mint Stamp collection to share with you.
Lest We Forget – Passchendaele, 1917
The Crimean War: 1854-1856
150 years of the Victoria Cross
Britain Alone: Dunkirk (26 May – 4 June 1940)
Lest We Forget: Armistice 1918-2008
Lest We Forget: Somme: 1916-2006
Armistice: Latin Arma, meaning Arms; Stitium, meaning Stoppage.
Lest We Forget
Writer Rudyard Kipling (played by David Haig) recites the poem he wrote for his son Jack (played by Daniel Radcliffe) after Jack was killed in the war.
“Have you news of my boy Jack?
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Here are some of my Royal Mail Mint Stamps in literature:
Harry Potter (front)
Harry Potter (back)
Royal Shakespeare Company 50 Years (front)
Roald Dahl (with Quentin Blake) (back)
Charles Dickens (front)
Charles Dickens (back)
Charles Dickens (inside pack)
More on Charles Dickens
Royal Shakespeare Company
Winnie the Pooh large image
Winnie the Pooh (front)
Roald Dahl with Quentin Blake (front)
Roald Dahl’s The BFG
I blogged about my collection of British mint stamps yesterday. It’s like putting the first Malteser into
Tilly’s your mouth. One Malteser is never enough. You desire is insatiable. Now I’ll let you have the first pack of my Maltesers.
As it’s the weekend, I’ve picked the Entertainment selection of my Royal Mail Mint Stamps to share with you. I hope they cheer you up.
Classic Album Covers
Ian Fleming’s James Bond
The Beatles (front)
The Beatles (back)
Classic Carry on and Hammer films
The Beatles: Inside
The Beatles: more stories
The Beatles: Rock ‘n’ Roll
Weekly Photo Challenge: Mine
I started collecting new British stamps 10 years ago. I arrived in the cold suburbs of England from London, heavily pregnant, without a friend. Dark hair, yellow skin and speaking English with a funny accent. Continue reading