These stamps from Royal Mail commemorate the 50th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, France.
Country: United Kingdom
Date of Issue: 6th June 1994
D-Day, also known as Operation Neptune, began on 6th June 1944. It marked the start of Operation Overlord, the allied invasion of German-occupied Western Europe, and the beginning of the road to Berlin and victory for the Allies.
From left to right:
- Groundcrew Reloading RAF Bostons
Collect GB Stamps provides a bit more detail about this photo, describing it as “Groundcrew replacing Smoke Cannisters on Douglas Boston of 88 Sqn”. The Boston is the British name for the American Douglas A20 Havoc.
- Coastal Bombardment by HMS Warspite
- Commandos Landing on Gold Beach
- Infantry Regrouping on Sword Beach
- Advancing Inland from Ouistreham
My guess is that the tank in the photo is a Sherman, fitted out as a DD amphibious tank. The Sherman is the British name for the American M4 tank, which was supplied to the Allies under the Lend-Lease arrangement. American forces eventually adopted the name themselves.