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WWII: A letter from Home


The Selectabase team will be observing the 2-minute silence to honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice during World War II and other conflicts. We will remember them.

Letters from home were extremely important to the armed forces during World War II, but communication was difficult before the days of email and instant messaging.

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The Royal Cypher Explained


The Royal Cypher is a monogram-like emblem representing a country’s reigning monarch. Usually consisting of the sovereign’s initials and title, this is often interwoven with a crown. In Commonwealth countries, such as Great Britain, the title is abbreviated to “R” – short for “Rex” or “Regina”, the Latin words for king and queen.

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The History of the Postman’s Uniform


A postman walking up the garden path has been a familiar sight for more than 200 years. Today, postmen and women have been allowed to adopt a more casual uniform including shorts and polo shirts, but this hasn’t always been the case.

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Stamp Vending Machines: A Brief History


Stamp vending machines were an invention of the early 20th century, in the days when the price of a first-class British stamp was one penny and featured King Edward VII.

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Einstein’s famous God letter


The famous theoretical physicist, Albert Einstein, has had a massive influence on science, despite being born 140 years ago. His theory of relativity provides the basis of modern physics, while his algebraic formula, E=MC², recognising the link between mass and energy, is known as the “world’s most famous equation”.

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