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?

Doric (Cunard Line)

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Doric (Cunard Line)

Postby shipstamps » Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:19 pm

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Builder: Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast, Ireland. Completed: May 1923.
Gross tonnage: 16484.
Dinnnsions: 601 ft x 68ft. Depth 4l ft.
Engines: Four steam turbines single-reduction geared.
Screws: Twin.
Decks : Four.
Normal speed:16 knots.
Passenger accommodation:600 cabin, and 1700 third class.
Built for the White Star Line and passed under Cunard Line ownership when the two companies consolidated on May 10, 1934. Used solely for cruising while under Cunard-White Star owner­ship. She was damaged in a collision with the Compagnie des Transport's Formigny off Cape Finisterre, Portugal, on September 5, 1935, but was able to make the port of Vigo, Spain, for temporary repairs.
Upon arrival at home it was decided that she be sold for scrap since no real use could be found for her. She was the only turbine-driven liner ever built for the White Star Line and was a very handsomely plain ship. Sold to John Cashmore, shipbreakers, at Newport, Wales, and left Tilbury dock, London, on October 7, 1935, for the yards.

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