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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Thames (Royal Mail)

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Built by Napier on the Clyde, and in service from 1880 to 1914. (An earlier Royal Mail Thames is shown on a 50c stamp of Jamaica — a paddle steamer built in 1842). The later vessel was a steel screw, 3-masted, schooner-rigged passenger steamer of 5,645 gross tons, 3,369 net, with dimensions 436 ft. 3 in. x 50ft. 2 in. x 25 ft. 4 in. Originally her two funnels were black, but buff funnels were adopted by the company in 1901, together with salmon-coloured boot-topping, black topsides, white above the sheer strake, white superstructure, with buff masts, ventilators and derricks. The Thames was chartered by the Corporation of Lloyd's to attend the Royal Naval Review at Spithead on June 24, 1911, in honour of the Coronation of King George V. However a seamen's strike at Southampton played havoc with the arrangements, and three other Royal Mail ships, having full bookings for the occasion, had to cancel them at the last moment. Sightseers in the Thames were more fortunate. She was manned by a crew of volunteers, proceeded to her anchorage and was present throughout the Review. Sold in August 1914 to the Forth Ship-breaking Company, she was re-sold for sinking as a blockship in Holm Sound, Scapa Flow. SG468
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