70 Years Since D-Day
On June 6th 70 years have passed since the infamous D-day. The day when Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Normandy, took place. In the early hours of the morning of June 6th 1944, allied forces launched a violent attack on the coast of the Bay of Seine, between Cherbourg and Le Havre. The purpose of the attack was to establish a beachhead in Normandy, in which they could transport soldiers and the huge quantities of equipment to be used for the liberation of Western Europe.
The invasion of Normandy is the largest and most complex military operation ever. It required meticulous planning and enormous logistical resources, where all wheels, large and small, had to work in sync.Several Faroese were involved in the complicated and dangerous game. For this stamp issue we have chosen to focus on the most enigmatic of them, Captain Vilhelm Reinert-Joensen (1891-1949) – and in order to do so, we have to start in a completely different place.
Issue Date: 24.09.2014 Designer: Anker Eli Petersen Printer: Cartor, France
Process: Offset Colours: 4 Colours Size: 42 x 23.52 mm Values: 26.00 kr
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