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70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain commemorated on new postage stamp

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In commemoration of the 70th anniversary of The Battle of Britain on Friday, June 18, the Bahamas Postal Service will issue a new series of stamps that highlights the leadership of Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill and Sir Douglas Bader, an outstanding fighter also of the war. Sir Winston served as the United Kingdom's Prime Minister during World War II (1940-1945 and also from 1951-1955).

Churchill was born on November 30, 1874 and died on January 24, 1965. A British politician, he was known chiefly for his leadership of the United Kingdom during the Second World War. A noted statesman and orator, Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, writer and artist.

The six stamps series concentrates on famous quotes from speeches made by Churchill in the summer of 1940. His speeches were important in lifting the morale of the British people during the crucial months of the war.

Sir Douglas joined the Royal Air Force (RAF) in 1928 but in 1931 he lost both legs in a flying accident. Despite being retired in 1933 for medical reasons, at the outbreak of war in 1939 Sir Douglas won his fight with the RAF to be allowed to fly with them again.

In 1940, along with other pilots, Sir Douglas played a major part in defeating the German air force during the Battle of Britain.

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