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.

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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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LANDING CRAFT ASSAULT (LCA) and HMS NELSON or RODNEY

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LANDING CRAFT ASSAULT (LCA) and HMS NELSON or RODNEY

Postby aukepalmhof » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:37 pm

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The 66p stamp issued by Alderney in 2019 shows us the Landing Craft Assault (LCA) 831 (or lcJ 831) and I believe (LCA) 765, can’t find this numbers in The D-Day ships. By John S. Winser, the large vessel in the background looks like that one of the NELSON class battleships is used by the designer. The class had two ship, HMS NELSON viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7764 and HMS RODNEY viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9701&p=17279&hilit=RODNEY#p17279. The ship on the left of the stamp is not identified.

The 80p shows us also a Landing Craft Assault (LCA) 1173 also not mentioned in Winser book that she has taken part in the D-Day landings. More on this class is given on: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=14708&p=16772&hilit=LCA#p16772

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