Friday, May 14, 2010

Living Brothers and Sisters on New British Stamp

Shown here are John Dawson and his two sisters, Barbara Southard and Rosemary Brett, on a  stamp which is part of new British set marking the 70th anniversary of the Blitz.

They were photographed in 1941 huddling together at London's King's Cross station before being put on a train according to Neil Millard in article that appears in UK's Sun newspaper.

Neil writes, "The children, each wearing an identity tag, had already endured months of the World War II air attack by Hitler's Luftwaffe, which began in 1940."

He goes on to say, "The trio, now 76, 74 and 73, eventually returned safely to their home in Greenwich, South East London, where John still lives."

Julietta Edgar, Royal Mail head of special stamps is quoted as saying she hoped the collection would serve as a "poignant reminder" of the "huge contribution" the public made to the war effort.

Shown above, the brother and sisters as they look today. 

To read the entire article and watch a video about the stamp, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM