WW1 to be commemorated on stamps

ww1 stamps To commemorate the First World War, The Royal Mail has announced a five-year programme of stamps.

The series, designed by Hat Trick, will be released in sets of six annually every year until 2018 starting this July.

In the first set of six, which will be released in July, involve how artists, writers and painters interpreted events, the role of non-combatants and civilians, the role of the military services, the role of women, and the contribution of the Commonwealth.

Hat Trick have also asked a variety of artists to interpret the poppy, which will be reflected in each set over the next five years.

The stamps also feature war poetry, portraits, memorials, and artefacts that have been researched, selected and art-directed by Hat-Trick to make up the rest of the series.

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