Fallschirmjäger in Normandy
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Fallschirmjäger in Normandy


Artist : Nicolas Trudgian


20½" x 16½"  Unframed Print
Price £20.00


‘FALLSCHIRMJÄGER IN NORMANDY’. In response to the Allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944, German Fallschirmjäger, paratroop, divisions were used as infantry and became regarded as the best of all the ground units deployed by the Germans. The ‘Bocage’ countryside, with its many dense hedgerows, provided perfect cover for their preferred tactics of ambush. Tank-hunter teams, equipped with Panzerschreck anti-tank weapons, as depicted here, proved particularly damaging to the advancing Allied armour and, in addition, a small band of Fallschirmjäger soldiers was responsible for one of the most remarkable of German successes in the entire war. Oberfeldwebel Alexander Uhlig was commander of 16 Kompanie, Fallschirmjäger Regiment 6, a unit that was coming under heavy attack from the US 90th Infantry Division. In an ambitious attempt to stabilise the situation, Uhlig led a small combat group of just 30 men who managed to defeat an entire US Battalion. The Germans took 250 prisoners, including the Battalion commander and eleven other officers. For this tremendous achievement Alexander Uhlig was awarded the Knight’s Cross, although he himself became a prisoner of war not long after....Limited to 400 numbered prints worldwide signed by the Artist : Nicolas Trudgian...priced @ £20.00...Monte Cassino and Fallschirmjäger in Normandy Companion Pencil Prints are £20.00 each but the two companion prints are available as a matching numbered set priced @ £30.00...To complement the purchase of your fine art print, we are now able to offer a professional Picture Framing service. For further details please contact us by phone or email.

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