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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Postby shipstamps » Thu Jul 24, 2008 5:54 pm

The first vessel on this stamp, the Damaraland, was the former Historian, built in Glasgow in 1924, by C. Connell and Co. Ltd., for the Charente S.S. Co. Ltd. (Thos. and Jas. Harrison Ltd., managers). Designed to run in various services, she was a steamship of 5,074 gross tons (3,156 net) on dimensions 395 ft. 5 in. x 52 ft. 5 in. x 28 ft. 0 in., with a speed of 12 knots. She featured in the news on one or two occasions. On June 6, 1942, then the Historian, she was in collision with the steamer Port Auckland in the Atlantic without any loss of life.
In March 1948 she was sold to G. A. Contomichalos, Ltd. (Gaibraith, Pembroke and Co. Ltd. managers). Renamed Marlene, she was put on general cargo trade. During the following July, when loaded with iron ore from Boma to Barrow, she struck a submerged object while entering Falmouth and was beached, when her bottom was found to be severely damaged. She was refloated and her cargo salved. In January 1949 South African Lines Ltd., of Cape Town bought her and renamed her Damaraland, and the stamp design shows her with this company's conspicuous funnel colours. Muzaffer Zorlu, of Canakkale, Turkey, bought her in 1951 and she was renamed Serniramis, but sold her the following year to the Sanko Kisen K.K. and she was renamed Semirarnis 1. Towards the end of 1952 she was again sold, to the Far Eastern and Panama Transport Corporation (Wheelock, Mardon and Co. Ltd., managers) of Panama. On May 23, 1955, on a voyage from Calcutta to Singapore with coal, she stranded on Landfall Island, in the Andamans, but was later refloated. She traded until 1960 when sold to Japanese shipbreakers.
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