ISLE OF MAN D-DAY issues 2019

About D-Day 75
To mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the Isle of Man Post Office is privileged to issue a new set of stamps, a dedicated collection honouring all the Manx men and women involved in the historic landings. Our set is a special 'stamp on stamp' design and includes the artwork from our 1994 collection.
Codenamed Operation Overlord, the battle began on 6th June 1944, also known as D-Day, when some 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of France's Normandy region. The invasion was one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history the Normandy beach landings.
This stamp-on-stamp presentation, derived from our 50th Anniversary of D Day 1994 commemorative issue depicts the most prominent military leaders of the Allied Forces who formulated plans which marked the start of a long and costly campaign to liberate north-west Europe from German occupation.

The Commanders featured on the stamps are:
General Dwight D. Eisenhower, US Army, Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Forces (SHAEF).
Air Chief Marshall Sir Arthur Tedder RAF, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander.
Lt-Gen Omar Bradley, US Army, Commander 1st US Army.
General Sir Bernard Montgomery, British Army, Commander 21st Army Group.
Major General Walter Bedell Smith, US Army, Chief of Staff.
Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsey, Royal Navy, Commander Allied Naval Expeditionary Force.
Air Chief Marshall Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory, Royal Air Force, Commander in Chief, Allied Expeditionary Air Force and also in command of the landing phase for Operation Overlord.
Lt-Gen Sir Miles Dempsey, Commander 2nd British Army.

The ships depict which are also depicted on 1994 issues, on the 1st stamp are the:
The left stamp of the se-tenant stamp shows the BEN-MY-CHREE : viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7611
Also, are depict some landing craft in the foreground which are not identified.
The right stamp shows from the top the VICTORIA: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10494
LADY OF MAN: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6022
HMS WARSPITE, shown on the bottom in the right corner: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9921
The landing crafts have not been identified.
The EU stamp shows also on the right stamp landing craft and cargo vessels which have not been identified.

Isle of Man 2019 1st and EU sg?, scott?


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Postby aukepalmhof » Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:45 pm

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The stamp gives that the ships type depict is of around 800 B.C. but I believe she is younger and depict a Phoenician war bireme from around 700 B.C.
The Phoenician were among the first to develop the “bireme”.
The narrow stretched hull of the Phoenician bireme had two floors, 40 -50 rowers propelled the ship.
There was an upper bank and a lower bank for the rowers, the lower oars extending through the sides of the ship. The upper rowers sat close to the side of the ship, while the lower sat more near the centreline of the ship. There were more oars in the upper then in the lower banks due to the curve of the ship.
She carried a ram, which was the main weapon of the “bireme”
The stern curve looks like the tail of a scorpion.
The upper floor was used by the officers and soldiers who fought from behind the warriors shields fastened on the wickerwork sides.
Carried one pole mast with a square sail, mast and sail were removable.
Crew 40 – 50 rowers, one rower for each oar, some crew, 3 – 5 officers and up to 15 soldiers and archers.
Length about 30 meters.

Sierra Leone 2008 2800le sg?, scott?
Libya 1983 100dh sg1303, scott? 1993 50d sg2143 scott?

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