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Tribute to the 101st and 82nd Airborne Print Pack.
DPK0409. Tribute to the 101st and 82nd Airborne Print Pack. Items in this pack :
Aviation Print Pack.
Item #1 - Click to view individual item
DHM1841. Road to the Rhine by Robert Taylor.
As the Allied armies dashed across France after victory in Normandy, they remained reliant on one thing - supplies. With Cherbourg the only port in use, everything depended on trucks to deliver enough fuel, food and ammunition to keep the momentum going. But there was a problem. Too few trucks, and too few drivers. The invasion was in danger of stalling, and if it did, the Germans might just regain the initiative. Action was needed, and quickly. Montgomery argued that all resources be channeled into a single, powerful thrust into Germany, but Eisenhower disagreed. the Allies would advance on a broad front. But he did give Montgomery the First Allied Airborne Army to try and capture the major bridges in Holland on the road to the Rhine, ahead of the Allies advance. For the men of the 101st Airborne, the Screaming Eagles, their task was to seize the bridges at Eindhoven. The 82nd would do the same at Nijmegan, and the British 1st Airborne would capture the farthest bridge, at Arnhem. On the ground the British 30th Corps would advance northwards and link up with them, and, if successful, turn the German flank on the Rhine. On 17th September 1944 the plan was put into action, the 101st quickly securing all of its objectives, and the 82nd capturing one bridge. The British 1st Airborne fought its way into Arnhem and seized the bridge over the Rhine. Now all they had to do was hold out until the 30th Corps arrived. But 30th Corps was making slow progress, and although the men of the 101st and the 82nd held out until relieved, in Arnhem it was too late to save the British 1st Airborne. Battle-weary, without ammunition or supplies, only a few survivors escaped back across the Rhine. Of the 10,000 men who had landed, just 2,000 made it out. If the operation had succeeded the war in Europe might have been over by Christmas 1944. Instead, hostilities would continue through the bitter winter.
Signed by :
Corporal Herb Jr Suerth,
Private 1st Class Bill Maynard
Sergant Ed Tipper,
Limited edition of 450 prints
Paper size 33.5 inches x 25 inches (85cm x 61cm) Image size 27 inches x 17.5 inches (69cm x 44cm)
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B0478B. Leap of Faith by Ivan Berryman.
Dodging heavy flak and anti aircraft fire in the skies above Normandy, Douglas C-47s of the 91st Troop Carrier Squadron, 439th Troop Carrier Group see the 101st Airborne Division away on the night of 5th/6th June 1944 at the start of Operation Overlord. D-Day had arrived.
Large Size Limited edition of 10 giclee art prints.
Image size 26 inches x 17 inches (66cm x 43cm)
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B0475. Drop Zone Ahead by Ivan Berryman.
Douglas C-47s of the 439th Troop Carrier Group, 94th Troop Carrier Squadron, approach the Drop Zone above Normandy on the night of 5th / 6th June 1944 at the start of Operation Overlord.
Limited edition of 30 giclee art prints.
Image size 16 inches x 11 inches (41cm x 28cm)
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B0474. Hell Below Us by Ivan Berryman.
Douglas C-47s of the 439th Troop Carrier Group from Upottery, East Devon, try to hold steady amid a barrage of flak and anti aircraft fire as troops of 101st jump into the unknown above Normandy on the night of 5th / 6th June 1944. These aircraft are of the 94th Troop Carrier Squadron.
Signed limited edition of 1150 prints.
Image size 12 inches x 8 inches (31cm x 20cm)
Website Price: £ 440.00
To purchase these prints individually at their normal retail price would cost £575.00 . By buying them together in this special pack, you save £135
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