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.

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Built as a passenger vessel under yard No 282 by Société Nouvelle des Ateliers et chantiers du Havre at Le Havre for CLUB MED Marine SAS.
July 1991 launched as the CLUB MED 2.
Tonnage 14,983 grt, 5,053 net, 1,674 dwt., dim. 182.0 x 20.0 x 8.00 m, draught 5.09m. length bpp. 156,36m
Powered by diesel electric by four 6-cyl. diesel engines, 8,902 hp, (6,800 kW). Two electric propulsion engines 2,945 kW each, twin shafts with controllable pitch propellers, speed 16.5 knots.
Rigged as a 5-mast stay-sail schooner.
Passenger capacity 386 passengers and 214 crew.
06 October 1992 completed, homeport Mata-Utu Wallis and Futuna Islands. Imo No 9007491.

CLUB MED 2 is a five-masted computer-controlled staysail schooner owned and operated by CLUB MED and operated as a cruise ship. It combines the power of seven computer-operated sails with more traditional diesel-electric power, having four diesel generators that power two electric motors.
CLUB MED 2 was launched in 1992 in Le Havre, France. Her sister ship CLUB MED 1 was sold to Windstar Cruises and renamed msy WIND SURF in 1998.
The ship, one of the largest sailing cruise ships in the world, carrying up to 386 passengers with a crew of 214, sails the waters of the Mediterranean and Adriatic Sea in the summertime, and the Caribbean in the winter, finding her way into anchorages larger cruise ships cannot reach.
The ship provides ballroom dancing, bridge and music, and sails at night making a stop each morning. A water sports deck can be deployed from the stern. CLUB MED 2's European destinations include ports in the Mediterranean, Adriatic, and Aegean Sea. Transatlantic voyages are offered in the spring (eastbound) and fall (westbound).


The ship was based on Windstar Cruises' smaller 5,350-ton, 148-passenger WIND STAR, WIND SPIRIT and WIND SONG motor sailing yachts. All were built by Société Nouvelle des Ateliers et Chantiers du Havre, France.

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