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OVERLORD + ASSAULT ON OMAHA BEACH - 70th Anniversary Portfolio


Price per Unit (piece): £250.00


HISTORIC, LIMITED EDITION COMMEMORATIVE BOOK & PRINT PORTFOLIO SET;

6 June 1944: the date that marked the beginning of the end of the war in north-west Europe, and the day on which the liberation of France began.

 

SPECIAL "70th ANNIVERSARY" LIMITED EDITION PORTFOLIO


"Assault on Omaha Beach" print by Simon Smith

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Charging into a blizzard of unyielding machine-gun and mortar fire, elements of the 29th Infantry Division lead the assault on Omaha Beach, 6 June 1944. The scene at the water’s edge is one of chaos and bloody carnage as the heavily laden troops begin the 200 yard rush across the bullet-swept sands of what would later be known as ‘Bloody’ Omaha.
 
This outstanding Limited Edition Anniversary Portfolio includes the print "Assault on Omaha Beach", individually numbered and signed by the artist and two veterans that fought with the 29th Infantry Division in the first wave on D-Day. 
 
Private DON McCARTHY
Was forced to swim ashore in the first wave with the 116th Infantry Division after his Landing Craft was hit.

Private 1st Class NORMAN GROSSMAN
Fought his way off the beach with the 116th Infantry Division but severely wounded during the assault on St Lô.


 Accompanying each print is a matching numbered limited edition copy of the book Overlord, presented in a superb luxury embossed slipcase. 

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Each book has been personally signed by three veterans who fought on D-Day.
 
Warrant Officer REX STATHAM
A Flight Engineer on Halifaxes with 158 Sqn, he flew bombing missions to Caen on D-Day.
 
Warrant Officer RON BROWN
A Flight Engineer on Stirlings with 218 Sqn, he towed a glider into Normandy on D-Day.
 
Corporal GEORGE NEWTON
Jumped on D-Day with 9 Para to attack the Merville Gun Battery, he fought in the Battle of the Bulge and Operation Varsity.
 
The 29th Infantry Division suffered massive casualties during their assault on Omaha Beach, so to release an edition that is personally signed by two veterans that fought in the first wave, is a simply remarkable achievement and we feel privileged to offer this historic piece to collectors.
 
Additionally, each book contains three bookplates that between them are personally signed by sixty five veterans who fought on D-Day and the invasion of Normandy, creating an unprecedented 70 signature portfolio.
 
 

 

About the book

Re-live the story of D-Day with this 128 page book lavishly illustrated with paintings and drawings assembled from the archives of the Military Gallery. We travel through the pre-invasion preparation, the landings themselves, and subsequent battle for control of Normandy as seen through the eyes of the world's leading military and aviation artists, creating a visual masterpiece to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of D-Day.

Together with specially commissioned new pieces, these images form an unrivalled anthology of artistic work depicting the events of D-Day. The paintings and drawings included are from the studios of five highly talented artists whose work helps to impart some of the emotion that photographs so often fail to capture:

ROBERT TAYLOR, acknowledged as the world’s premier aviation and maritime artist, leads the way.

ANTHONY SAUNDERS, one of the most inspirational artists of his generation, allows us to follow the timeline of events that took place in June 1944; as do those of SIMON SMITH, who is equally at home painting in traditional oils or using digital technologies, along with CHRIS COLLINGWOOD, whose attention to detail make him a leading figure artist.

A number of paintings and the majority of pencil drawings come from the studio of RICHARD TAYLOR, regarded as one of the foremost artists in the genre and whose skill with the pencil is unsurpassed.

These exceptional images help knit together this account of the Allied Invasion of Normandy, creating a visually inspiring masterpiece.

 

Standard, 1st edition hardback

Book size: 12" x 9.5" (30cm x 24cm)

Limited Edition Print Size: 31" x 22"

70th Anniversary Portfolio Edition Size: 70


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