In their desperate attempt to hold Caen, the most important city in the Normandy campaign, Tiger tanks of SS-Panzer Battalion 103 push through the village of Maltot during the ebb and flow of the bitterly fought battle for Point 112, late July 1944. Overhead, Me1O9s of II./JG-26 give aerial support as the German armor makes a last ditch attempt to repel the advancing forces.
The Battle for Point 112, a strategically positioned hill just a few miles south-west of Caen, was the scene of some of the most violent fighting between German and British armor, artillery, and ground troops during the weeks immediately following the D-Day invasion, in June 1944.
This dramatic print is personally signed by the artist along with three leading Panzer Commanders who fought in the Tiger tank in 1944:
Oberstleutnant ALFRED RUBBEL
Feldwebel RICHARD SCHARZMANN
Unteroffizier DR. FRANZ-WILHELM LOCHMANN