HEIA SAFARI! - The Afrikakorps By Nicolas Trudgian
KNIGHTS CROSS COLLECTION - TRIPLE REMARQUE
During a concerted effort to prevent the advance of British and American forces in North Africa, elements of the 10th Panzer Division Army Group 'Afrika' counter-attack through a rock-strewn, sunparched valley in Northern Tunisia in spring 1943. Overhead, air support is provided by the Ju87D's of St.G 3 and the formidable Fw190A fighters of II./JG2 - units that had been drafted in from Europe as specialists in ground attack and dogfighting.
The Panzer III and IV tanks portrayed in the picture, though small compared with later German Tanks, were the workhorses of the German Panzer Divisions and in Africa played a vital role in the cut-and-thrust armoured battles of 1941 and 1942. The 75mm long barrelled Panzer IV, called 'Special' by the Allies, was particularly feared as it was capable of destroying any Allied tank at range.
Although ultimately defeated, the exploits of the Afrika Korps in the desert, especially under the command of Field Marshall Rommel, earned widespread respect and taught valuable lessons to the Allies for subsequent combat in mainland Europe.
The 'Remarque Edition' of this release carries the signatures of 14 Knights Cross holders and was limited to only 10 Prints worldwide:-
Willi BACHOR - Knights Cross - Panzer
Otto CARIUS - Knights Cross with Oak leaves - Panzer
Gerhard FISCHER - Knights Cross - Panzer
Heinz-Gunther GUDERIAN -Knights Cross - Panzer
Gunther HALM - Knights Cross - Anti-Tank
Hajo HERRMANN - Knights Cross with Oak leaves and Swords - Luftwaffe
Albert KERSCHER - Knights Cross with Oak Leaves - Panzer
Franz KIESLICH - Knights Cross with Oak Leaves - Luftwaffe Stuka
Hans KROHN - Knights Cross - Luftwaffe Stuka
Norbert KUJACINSKI - Knights Cross - Panzer
Wilhelm NOLLER - Knights Cross - Luftwaffe Stuka
Erich RUDORFFER - Knights Cross with Oak Leaves & Swords - Luftwaffe Fw190
Otto SCHULTZ - Knights Cross - Luftwaffe Me109
Gunther SEEGER - Knights Cross - Luftwaffe Me109
The Print was been Remarqued by Nicolas Trudgian with THREE drawings - a Panzer III, a Ju87D and a very rare sdkfz 232 8 wheeled heavy armoured car!!
The Print comes with the Certificate of Authenticity
A VERY RARE AND UNIQUE PIECE!!