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British Design for D-Day Stamp Gets Address Wrong by 8,000 Miles

Royal Mail of Britain is used to apologizing to customers, mostly for missing parcels and letters sent to the wrong address.

But an error in a design for a stamp to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day — it showed American troops on the wrong beach, in Asia instead of Europe — has spurred an apology to veterans and their families.

Royal Mail announced the special series of stamps “showcasing the ‘Best of British’ ” on Thursday. One design trumpeted on Twitter showed troops knee-deep in water as they disembarked from a landing craft. The caption said, “D-Day: Allied soldiers and medics wade ashore.”

But the beach shown was in Dutch New Guinea, today a part of Indonesia, not in Normandy, France. And the stamp used an image of the wrong craft.

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