Six collectable stamps for D-Day

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The Post Office has released a special commemorative package of six special stamps and a miniature sheet to mark the 75th anniversary.

On 6 June 1944, D-Day, the Allies invaded Normandy in the largest amphibious assault in history. It was the beginning of Operation Overlord, gaining a foothold in France and beginning the liberation of occupied Europe. This D-Day 75th Anniversary Presentation Pack AP461 is part of the range that commemorates the Allied invasion of Normandy.
The Presentation Pack contains all six special stamps from this issue and the included miniature sheet which features five 1st class special stamps each depicting one of the five Normandy beaches Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword. The pack details the strategy leading up to the invasion, the planning, preparation and embarkation. Richly illustrated with maps and images the pack is a fine tribute to the events that paved the way for the eventual liberation of Europe. It costs £11.60.

The six special stamps in this issue are:

  • 1st Class: British soldiers and briefed before embarkation
  • 1st Class: HMS Warspite shelling in support of beach landings
  • £1.35: Paratroopers synchronising watches
  • £1.35: Soldiers wade ashore on Juno
  • £1.60: An American light bomber provides air support
  • £1.60: British troops take cover as they advance inland

Go to www.postofficeshop.co.uk to order this and other D-Day collectables.

 

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