Les bombardiers britanniques ont effectué plus de 1600 raids sur l'Allemagne [British bombers have carried out over 1600 raids
One of a series produced in England for use abroad
PST 21456 is an English version
PST 21458 is a Spanish version
PST 21459 is a Portuguese version
PST 21460 is an Arabic version
PST 21461 is a Persian version
During the late 1930s, the British government began to prepare the civilian population for war. The Air Raid Wardens Service was set up in 1937. Wardens were responsible for reporting incidents, reassuring the public and providing Air Raid Precautions (ARP) advice.
The 'Blitz' – from the German term Blitzkrieg ('lightning war') – was the sustained campaign of aerial bombing attacks on British towns and cities carried out by the Luftwaffe (German Air Force) from September 1940 until May 1941.
The National Health Service was introduced in 1948, giving free healthcare to all. The Family Allowance was established and secondary schools were available for all children over 11. However, there was still great austerity.