A set of 11 Special Stamps will be issued today, 6 June, to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the largest amphibious assault in history
Royal Mail today revealed the 11 Special Stamps being issued to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings and the start of Operation Overlord, the mission to gain a foothold in France and commence the liberation of Europe.
Richard Palusinski, Chair of the Spirit of Normandy Trust, said: “D-Day was one of the most significant events of the twentieth century and had a massive impact on world history. It is fitting that those who participated in securing the freedom we now enjoy should be remembered by the issue of these excellent Special Stamps.”
Philip Parker, of Royal Mail said, “The Allied assault of D-Day and Operation Overlord would prove to be one of key turning points of the War. 75 years on, as these events pass from memory into history, our new stamps pay tribute to the courage and sacrifice of all those who took part.”
The stamps and a range of collectible products are available from www.royalmail.com/d-day, by phone on 03457 641 641 and from 6 June in 7,000 Post Offices throughout the UK