|BCN026||D-Day - Operation Overlord Single Stamp Cover||£10.95||Buy Now|
Issue Date: 06/06/2019
Issue Name: D-Day - Operation Overlord Single Stamp Cover
Producer: Buckingham Covers
The 6th June 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the largest combined naval, air and land operation in the history of warfare. On D-Day, 6th June 1944, Allied forces launched a combined naval, air and land assault on Nazi-occupied France. Codenamed 'Operation Overlord', the Allied landing on the Normandy beaches marked the start of a long and costly campaign to liberate north west Europe from German occupation.
Operation Overlord - 75th Anniversary of D-Day Maritime Series limited edition stamps collectable which features a D-Day image label and single D-Day stamp, and has been cancelled with our special Portsmouth first day of issue postmark (6th June, 2019)
6th June 1944 began one of greatest undertakings in the history of war. D-Day (or Operation Overlord) was the largest amphibious operation in history which paved the way for Allied victory on the Western Front and the liberation of German-occupied France. The days and months that followed D-Day were instrumental to the Allied Campaign and through to the final months of the war. There were many facets to the D-Day Landings and numerous objectives that were carried out over the coming months.
The objective of the Allied troops landing on Gold Beach was secure the beachhead, move west to capture Arromanches and establish contact with the American Forces at Omaha Beach, then on to capture Bayeux which would mean that the N13 highway between Caen and Bayeux would be cut, making it very difficult for German Forces to bring in reinforcements. Due to heavy resistance, the capture of Bayeux did not occur until 7 June.
While the completion of Operation Overlord had not ended the war completely (this did not come until 2 September 1945) it allowed the Allied Forces to gain the momentum to push on and ultimately win the war.
Why not join our Maritime Club? Find out more details here