This powerful piece captures a poignant moment as the men of Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th PIR take a brief moment to reflect on their recent action. Their assault has successfully overpowered two entire companies of battle-hardened German Waffen-SS troops which were entrenched along a Dutch dike, 5th October 1944.
By the time they were called upon to jump into Holland during Operation Market Garden, the men of the US 101st Airborne Division had become one of the toughest and most formidable units of the entire US Army.
To add to even more importance to this emotive release, the edition is personally signed by iconic veterans who fought with the 101st Airborne Division in Holland, creating an exclusive and historic edition.
Joining Simon Smith in individually signing each print are four veterans who fought in Holland with the 101st Airborne Division during Operation Market Garden:
Private 1st Class BILL WINGETT
Sergeant BILL TRUE
Private 1st Class SALVADOR “SAL” PEREZ
Private 1st Class ARTHUR “ART” PETERSEN
THE COLLECTOR’S EDITION, ARTIST PROOFS & REMARQUES
Each seven signature print is signed by a further three 101st Airborne veterans who fought in Holland:
Corporal HERB SUERTH
Captain EMMETT “ROSY” NOLAN
Sergeant WILLIAM “BILL” GALBRAITH
THE MARKET GARDEN TRIBUTE EDITION
Each seven signature print is issued with an original pencil drawing by Simon Smith which is signed by a legendary 101st Airborne veteran:
sergeant JAKE MCNIECE
Each unique drawing is conservation matted to include the original pencil signatures of a further 101st Airborne veteran who fought in Holland:
Colonel ED SHAMES
THE GICLÉE PROOFS ON CANVAS
Using the most sophisticated digital Giclée technology, each Canvas Proof is printed directly on to fine canvas creating the look and feel of an original painting. Each canvas is fully authorized and personally signed by the artist, stamped on the back, hand numbered and titled.
Stretched canvas size: 36″ wide x 22″ high