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Operation Overlord Set of 6 Covers

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  • Operation Overlord 75th Anniversary Collection
  • Set of six covers marking the key events of the WWII Normandy Invasion from D-Day
  • Normandy Invasion label image and D-Day single stamp
  • Portland 75th anniversary postmarks
  • Limited Edition of just 75 sets available


Issue Date: 06/06/2019

Issue Name: Events of D-Day - 75th Anniversary Collection

Producer: Buckingham Covers

 

Beginning with D-Day and Operation Overlord on the 6th June, this collection of six covers commemorates the key events throughout the Normandy Invasion. Each cover in the series features a label image of the event in focus with a single D-Day stamp and is cancelled with our Portland postmark to mark each 75th anniversary.

 

  • D-Day Operation Overlord (6th June, 1944)
  • British Troops take Bayeux (7th June, 1944)
  • Beachheads are linked (12th June, 1944)
  • Capture of Cherbourg (26th June, 1944)
  • Capture of Caen (21st July, 1944)
  • Falaise Pocket Closed (21st August, 1944)

 

This collection allows us to explore in depth the bravery and actions of our military heroes and is one for the real historians amongst us.

  • Operation Overlord 75th Anniversary Collection
  • Set of six covers marking the key events of the WWII Normandy Invasion from D-Day
  • Normandy Invasion label image and D-Day single stamp
  • Portland 75th anniversary postmarks
  • Limited Edition of just 75 sets available

 

Normandy Invasion

The Western Allies of World War II launched the largest amphibious invasion in history when they assaulted Normandy, located on the northern coast of France, on 6 June 1944. The invaders were able to establish a beachhead as part of Operation Overlord after a successful "D-Day," the first day of the invasion.

Allied land forces came from the United States, Britain, Canada, and Free French forces. In the weeks following the invasion, Polish forces and contingents from Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece and the Netherlands participated in the ground campaign; most also provided air and naval support alongside elements of the Royal Australian Air Force, the Royal New Zealand Air Force, and the Royal Norwegian Navy.

The Normandy invasion began with overnight parachute and glider landings, massive air attacks and naval bombardments. In the early morning, amphibious landings commenced on five beaches codenamed Sword, Juno, Gold, Omaha and Utah, with troops from the United States landing on Omaha and Utah, Britain landing on Gold and Sword and Canada landing on Juno. During the evening the remaining elements of the airborne divisions landed. Land forces used on D-Day sailed from bases along the south coast of England, the most important of these being Portsmouth. [INFO FROM WIKIPEDIA]

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