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Leutnant Herbert Fries (deceased)
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|Knights Cross winning paratrooper. Born 1st March 1925, he was part of 2./Fallschirm-Panzer-Jagd-Abteilung 1, and was awarded the Knights Cross on 5th September 1944. In June 1943 Herbert Fries volunteered for the Paratroopers. He trained at Pakausbildung andhad further training at Angouleme and Avignon (France) In the middle of December 1943 to Janaury 1944 he served with the 2nd company of the parachute tank hunter unit 1 of, the 1st paratroop division, part of the LXXVI army corps of the 10th army and part of army group C at the main combat line in Francavilla with Pescara (Italy, Adriaküste) At the end of January 1944 Fries went with the 2nd company to Cassinoth Cassino. There Herbert Fries manned an entrenched "Panther" Dome, equipped with a 7,5-cm-KwK 42/L70 and machine gun. While commanding an emplaced Panther tank turret east of Piedimonte, the young Gefreiter Herbert Fries, and his crew Meier the gun loader, Schirra the radio operator and Emmrich from 2./FschPzJägAbt 1, slowed down the Allies who were trying to outflank what was left of 1FJD. In two days he and his crew knocked out 17 enemy tanks. For this defence Herbert Fries received both iron crosses.|
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|Artist Details : Tim Fisher|
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Tim has won numerous awards for his artwork including the Daler-Rowney front page competition and the Leicestershire Pastel Society Gadsby prize. He was also shortlisted from 12, 000 entrants for the first Daily Mail NOT the Turner Prize competition. Tim is probably best known for his military fine art and sporting prints. Whenever possible he collects his own reference material by observation, field sketches, and taking photographs. His work is a composite of all these plus a remarkable use of light and colour to produce intriguing and inviting images. His diligent work and ongoing desire to improve his work are certainly paying off as numerous examples of his work has been selected and published as fine art prints. In March 2006 Tim held a successful one man show at the Barbican Centre, London. He is also a regular contributor to the Leisure Painter magazine where he shares his wide ranging skill and knowledge of art with an attentive audience. He has also developed his own pastel surface Fisher400 art paper after becoming disappointed with what was available in the market place. This new surface is proving very popular amongst the art community, with numerous professional artists using it as their main choice of surface.
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