THE LONG SHORT DAYS By Robert Taylor DOUBLE Remarque - 12 Luftwaffe Signatures
By 1944 the pilots of the Luftwaffe were facing long odds on both Western and eastern Fronts. Gone were the days of supremacy or even possessing superior aircraft. The Allies could now outnumber and swamp the Luftwaffe over every battlefront.
The Luftwaffe still possessed a core of outstandingly courageous and skillful 'Aces' and these continued to fight to the very end, despite the odds stacked against them. But more and more, the Luftwaffe was having to rely on hastily trained new recruits - or even ex- Bomber crew - to fill the gaps in the fighter arm. The training was short, inadequate and barely enabled some young pilots to fly such fighters as the Me109G or Fw190. These young pilots - termed 'Nachwachs' or 'Newbies' were thrown into the cataclysmic aerial battles of the last Months of the Second World War. The vast majority never survived but they continued to rise up in defence of their homeland, even though the odds were they would die.
Robert Taylor's 2013 release 'The Long Short Days' depicts the Me109G's of III/JG26 returning from an afternoon sortie along the Channel Coast in the early months of 1944 - the Messerschmitts roaring over a French farmer toiling in a snow-covered landscape.
This is a VERY RARE DOUBLE REMARQUE Signed by 12 Luftwaffe Pilots who flew in the last year of the war and found themselves battling massive Allied air supremacy:-
MAJOR ERICH RUDORFFER - JG54/JG7 - 222 Victories
MAJOR WALTER KRUPINSKI - III/JG26 - 197 Victories
LEUTNANT HUGO BROCH - JG54 - 81 Victories
OBERFELDWEBEL WILLI RESCHKE - JG302/301 - 27 Victories
OBERLEUTNANT NORBERT HANNIG - JG54/JG7 - 42 Victories
HAUPTMANN KARL-FRITZ SCHLOSSSTEIN - JG5/JG54
HAUPTMANN GUNTHER NORDENHOLZ - JG11
FELDWEBEL HEINZ RADLAUER - JG51 - 15 Victories
FELDWEBEL ERNST GIEFING - JG2/JG7 - 6 Victories
UNTEROFFIZIER GERHARDT KOTT - JG3/JG4 - 8 Victories
LEUTNANT HELMUT BALLEWSKI - JG53 'Pik As'
STABSGEFREITER HUBERT-LUDWIG PFLAUM - JG53 'Pik As'
Robert has crafted a magnificent large DOUBLE Remarque featuring a Rotte or Pair of Me109G's.
The Print measures 32 x 24 Inches and comes complete with it's CoA.
A chance to acquire a VERY RARE Piece!