Skilfully led by their mercurial commander, SS-Hauptsturmführer Michael Wittman, the Tiger Tanks of s.SS-PZ. Abt. 101 blaze through a shattered French Village in the days following D-Day, June 1944. Their destination – Normandy!
Wittman, holder of the Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords was one of the most successful German tank commanders in history, destroying more than 138 enemy tanks and over 140 artillery pieces.
A veteran of Kursk, he is particularly famous for his actions in Normandy when, on June 13th, 1944 during the Battle of Villiers-Bocage, his small company halted the advance of the British 22nd Armored Brigade, destroying 30 British tanks, 14 half-tracks and 16 Bren-gun carriers. He was killed in action on August 8th.
This stunning release is considered one of the best paintings that Richard has produced – truly outstanding and a real collectors piece!
Every print in the Limited Edition, Artist Proof Edition, and Remarque Editions have been personally signed by the artist, Richard Taylor , together with THREE veterans of German Panzer units during WWII:
Obergefreiter HENRY METELMANN
Feldwebel HEINZ FELLBRICH
Sturmann KARL-HEINZ DECKER