Hello all, some of the more senior members will remember this thread was posted by me some while back but thought it appropriate to re-post in this thread. The fall of France was on 17th June 1940. The battle of Britain received its name from a speech Winston Churchill delivered to the British House of Commons on June 18, 1940, in which he stated "The Battle of France is over. I expect the Battle of Britain is about to begin." Date of Issue: 1965-09-13. Two sets were issued. Chalk-surfaced and Chalk-surfaced with Phosphor bands, I have both sets in my UK collection. Chalk surfaced paper gives better definition to the print. For a lengthy decription of the events during the Battle of Britain. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Britain_Day Regards, James.