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.

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Postby aukepalmhof » Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:14 pm

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Spain issued one stamp in 2018 for the about 150th Anniversary of Admiral Farragut's Visit to Spain, the stamp shows a portrait of the Admiral and in the background details from a 17th century painting which shows some sailing vessels of the 17th century of which I have not any info.

150 years ago, the first admiral of the United States Navy, who played a crucial role in the Civil War, came to Citadel, birthplace of his father, where he was received in praise of crowds and was appointed by the City Council "adopted son" from the city as proof of his "distinguished appreciation" to "so bravo marino".
He was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1801, under the name of James. Son of Jorge Farragut and Elizabeth Shine. His father was captain of a merchant ship of Menorca, and later, in 1766, he immigrated to the United States, where he joined the revolutionary cause and also changed his name to George Farragut.
After the death of his mother, James Farragut agreed to live as the adopted son of David Porter, a naval officer who was a friend of his father, and since then, he grew up in a naval family, as the adoptive brother of the future admiral of the Civil War, David. Dixon Porter, and Commodore William D. Porter. In 1812, he adopted the name of David in honor of his adoptive father, with whom he went to the navy at the end of 1810.
Despite its southern origin, Farragut considered any secessionist act a treason and took sides with the northern states of the Union, presided over by Abraham Lincoln, in front of the Confederate southerners, who proclaimed independence.
On August 5, 1864, he participated in the memorable battle of Mobile Bay (Alabama), the last open port of the Confederation in the Gulf of Mexico. It was there that they say that he pronounced the most famous phrase of the war: "Fuck the torpedoes, full speed!"
His popularity was such that even Jules Verne was inspired by him to give life to "Commodore Farragut" in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.
The seal (stamp) contains an image of a portrait of the admiral, and in the background, a painting guarded in the Military Museum of Menorca entitled "View of the city of Mahon, prese of the part of Cala Rata", dated in the XVII century, which It shows a beautiful image of the Poniente dock in Mahón.
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