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Stamps launched to mark First World War battles.

A NEW set of stamps is being published marking events of the First World War, including the role of civilians.

The six stamps and miniature set illustrate the contribution of the Commonwealth and the interpretation of events by writers and painters.

The stamps mark the Battle of the Somme and the Battle of Jutland, while munitions worker Charlotte Meade is pictured in her overalls. Minister for First World War commemorations David Evennett said: "The Royal Mail stamps are a poignant tribute to the many lives lost and affected by the First World War.

"The Battle of the Somme and Jutland commemorations are important milestones in the First World War centenary and I hope that these stamps encourage people to remember and learn more about the pivotal events of 1916."

Philip Parker, of Royal Mail, said: "A century ago our armed forces were making the ultimate sacri-fice on land and at sea, and non-combatants were making an extraordinary contribution overseas and on the home front. Our stamp issue pays tribute to all."

The stamps are the third set of a five-year commemorative programme.

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