75th Anniversary of D-Day
On 6 June 1944 and during the long summer that followed, men from all over the world went to fight in the Battle of Normandy to help liberate Europe from German occupation.
48p Stamp: Mosquito attacking E-boats
65p Stamp: Pegasus Bridge
66p Stamp: Invasion Begins
80p Stamp: 6 Commandos - Sword Beach
90p Stamp: Outskirts of Villers-Bocage
98p Stamp: Typhoon attacking Tiger tank
£3 Miniature Sheet: Arromanches is liberated
Among the British military forces taking part in the D-Day Landings were individuals from Alderney, including William John ("Kelly") Barker, Private Charles Edmund Benfield and Signaller George Paltridge.
6 June 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, one of the most remarkable Allied wartime operations. The Normandy landings, codenamed Operation Neptune - and termed D-Day - were the landing operations that took place on June 6, 1944 of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord. It was a bold operation that eventually resulted in the liberation of France - and later Europe - free from Nazi control.