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 aukepalmhof » Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:06 pm

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Built under yard no 501as a cargo- passenger vessel by Sir Raylton Dixon & Co. Ltd. at Middelsbrough for Empreza Nacional de Nav. A Vapor, at Lisbon.
15 August 1903 launched under the name ZAMBEZIA.
Tonnage 1.174 gross, dim. 220.0 x 33.0ft.
Powered by one triple expansion steam engine, 133 nhp. speed 9 knots. One single ended boiler with three furnaces. Engine and boiler manufactured and fitted in by N.E. Marine Eng. Co. Ltd. Sunderland.
September 1903 delivered to owners.

She burnt out on 13 May 1917 while lying at Lourenço Marques, loaden cased petrol, total loss, but later salved.
1920 Sold to Thesen’s SS Co., Ltd. (Thesen & Co.), Cape Town.
1931 Sold to Cia. Colonial de Navegaçao, Lisbon, renamed BUZI.
1934 Sold to Colonial Steamships Co., Ltd. (Rogers & Co.), Port Louis, Mauritius, renamed ZAMBEZIA.
She was used in the service between Mauritius – Rodrigues and the Chagos Archipelago from 1934 to 1951.
She was also used to carry live cattle from Vohemar, Madagascar to Mauritius.
On the stamp the vessel is depict alongside the jetty at Diego Gacria, Chagos Archipelago.
1951 Sold to Karachi, where she arrived on 18 June 1951 for scrapping.

Mauritius 1996 60c sg947, scott829

Source: Register of Merchant ships completed in 1903. Watercraft Philately.
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