The importance of ‘The Battle of Britain‘ highlighted by Jersey Post

July 2nd, 2015 is glad to inform that Jersey Post has unveiled a set of stamp to underline the importance of 'The Battle of Britain' in the flow of the World War II. The issue consists of six items that are scheduled to be put into circulation on the 10th of July.

In July 1940 most of Western Europe had fallen to the forces of Nazi Germany. Britain stood alone. The German invasion of Britain, 'Operation Sealion', was imminent but in order for it to succeed, the Royal Air Force had first to be destroyed. During the summer and autumn months of 1940 the German Air Force, the Luftwaffe, launched sustained aerial attacks on Britain, but against enormous odds, the exhausted RAF fighter pilots held on.

Frustrated by the inability of the Luftwaffe to break the British resolve, Adolf Hitler postponed 'Operation Sealion' on 17 September 1940. The most critical phase of 'The Battle of Britain' was over.