'WITTMANN AT KURSK' By Nicolas Trudgian - SPECIAL COLLECTORS PIECE
On occasions I am asked to produce something REALLY special for clients - and this is definately one in that bracket! For one of my top Panzer Collectors, this piece consists of a number of pieces framed together with badges and medals.
Michael Wittmann is one of the most famous tank commanders of the Second World War - he shot to fame after his exploits at the Battle of Kursk in July 1943 and continued to fight in his Tiger during the bitter winter 43-44 campaign in Russia. He was moved to Normandy where he achieved great fame at Villers-Bocage but was later killed when his Tiger was struck by a round, probably from a Sherman Firefly.
This fantastic piece consists of a large detailed A3 drawing featuring Wittmann's Tiger '1331' at Kursk by Nicolas Trudgian, surrounded by the wrecks of T34 tanks. The paper has been signed by no less than 27 Knights Cross Panzer winners!
In addition Nick has also drawn Wittmann's Tiger onto a small wartime piece signed by Michael Wittmann!
Also framed in the piece is the Wartime signature of his gunner - Balthasar Woll, who would end up commanding his own Tiger.
Their is also a Signed Photo of Rudolf Von Ribbentrop, who also served with 1st SS at Kursk and, in his Panzer IV, was right in the middle of the huge tank fight at Prokhorovka!
Within in the Frame are a LSSAH Cuff Title, Badges and a Replica Knights Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords
Such pieces take a considerable amount of time to piece together - this one over 2 years!
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN COMMISSIONING A PIECE LIKE THIS PLEASE CONTACT ME.