Issue Date: 6th June
Codenamed Operation ‘Overlord’, the Allied landings on the Normandy beaches marked the start of a long and costly campaign to liberate north-west Europe from German occupation. Early on 6 June, Allied airborne forces parachuted into drop zones across northern France. Ground troops then landed across five assault beaches – Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword. By the end of the day, the Allies had established a foothold along the coast and could begin their advance into France.
The minisheet contains five 1st Class stamps, depicting each ‘beach landing’. The background of the minisheet is the map of the Assault Beach Areas.
Stamps & Postmarks: GBFDC Assoc, Normandy, Surrey | London, SW1 | London, SE1