THE EAGLES DIVIDE - Framed Collectors Piece
by Robert Taylor
The Third Reich was crumbling. As the long nights of winter grew increasingly shorter, by February 1945 the Allied forces on the ground were advancing ever deeper into German territory, tightening the noose on Hitler’s failing armies. In the air, the Luftwaffe was fighting a losing battle. Having lost control of the skies they were increasingly powerless to stop the Allied Air Forces degrading what little was left of the German war machine. Yet, short of fuel, aircraft, spare parts and pilots, the survivors fought on in a dogged but determined daylight struggle to stop the US Eighth Air Force bombers from reaching their targets.
In one of the most special editions to be released in recent years, prints in this highly-restricted edition are autographed by distinguished USAAF and Luftwaffe veterans who flew in combat during these close encounters over Europe during World War Two. Adding great historical importance, each signatory reached Ace status and together they clocked up many thousands of hours flying in combat during the war, representing both sides of this dramatic period of aerial conflict.
Robert Taylor’s bold masterwork The Eagles Divide portrays one of the many increasingly desperate Luftwaffe attacks on the big daylight raids undertaken by the heavy bombers of the Eighth Air Force to pound strategic targets still in German hands, as Bf109Gs from JG4 are once again thwarted in their attempt to attack a large force of American bombers over northern Germany in February 1945. Luckily for the bomber crews, eagle-eyed P-51 escort pilots from the 339th Fighter Group have quickly spotted the danger and dive to break up the enemy formation with a perilous head-on pass whilst, in the distance, their colleagues race to join the action and disperse the Luftwaffe attack.
Our expert team have framed this Collector's Edition print to include museum-quality reproduction Luftwaffe Breast Eagle and USAAF Wings. Adding great historical authenticity, the print carries the original signatures of SIX highly regarded Luftwaffe and USAAF Aces who flew in combat over Europe during World War II:
- Hauptmann Karl-Fritz Schlossstein GCiG
- Captain James L. Brooks
- Lieutenant Colonel Bob Goebel
- Major Erich Rudorffer KC with Oak Leaves and Swords
- Colonel Art Fiedler
- Colonel Herschel 'Herky' Green DSC, DFC
- Framed Prints
- 36 x 28 inches
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