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.

https://www.wopa-plus.com/en/stamps/product/&pgid=53936

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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Built as a 3-masted Baltic trading schooner (most probably by Holzerland, the only yard which still built sailing ships in 1915) at Barth, German Baltic Sea coast for Detleff Christensen, Stettin.
Launched under the name META.
Tonnage 98 grt, net 57, dim. 25.5 x 6.3 x 3.25m. (draught).
1915 Completed.
1925 Sold to H.L. Rasmussen, Denmark and used between Portugal and Iceland, with salt to Iceland and with stockfish back to Portugal.
(I was in the same trade with a Dutch coaster in the late 1950s for 8 months, with salt from the Mediterranean to Iceland and back not with stockfish but salted cod. A Palmhof)
1927 Sold to owners in Stocken, Sweden?, and an auxiliary engine fitted in. (There is not a Stocken in Sweden as given by WP, Navicula gives Stokken, there is a Stokken in Norway in the Oslo Fjord.)
1944 Sold to N.H.Pettersson, Byxelkrok, Öland, Sweden.
Not more economical in the Baltic trade she was sold in 1964 to B.K.H. Engdahl, Stockholm and used as a sailing art gallery. For two summers she acted as a pirate ship with an armament of 18 guns.
1968 She got the part of “Hoppetessa” in the movie “Pippi Longstocking”, later she played a roll in the Swedish film “The Emigrants” where she was used under the name CHARLOTTA OF CARLSHAM.
1968/69 Rerigged in a 3-mast barque.
1972 Was she moved to the Mediterranean, to be used for day or overnight sailings. During that time was she also used in the film “Treasure Island” as the HISPANIOLA, where Orson Welles played the roll of Captain Silver.
1974 Under the name GHOST played a roll in the film “Sea Wolf” made after the book written by Jack London.
December 1977 during a heavy storm she sank off the Greek island Kefalonia. (The web-site gives Kelfonia, but so far I know there is not a Greek island with that name.) SG689
Auke Palmhof

Source: Navicula, Watercraft Philately. http://www.modelships.de/META/META_english.htm
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