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ADVANCE INTO EUROPE
Nicolas Trudgian

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Advance Into Europe by Nicolas Trudgian

A rare secondary market print by Nicolas Trudgian featuring P-47 Thunderbolts of the 56th Figher Group.

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1944, Nicolas Trudgian's highly detailed painting recreates a typical 56th Fighter Group interdiction mission. Roaring low over a recently liberated French village, Hub Zemke leads his P-47 pilots on a low-level strafing mission to the front lines. Below, American ground forces push on towards the battle front, to the exaltation of the local villagers, enjoying their first taste of freedom since the fall of France four long years earlier.

This print was originally issued with a matching numbered Companion Print, Normandy Fighter Sweep. The Normandy Fighter Sweep image was used to create a Guernsey Post Office First Day Cover to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of D-Day - one of these was also included for customers who bought the print when it was first published.

Normandy Fighter Sweep by Nicolas Trudgian

Normandy Fighter Sweep

Guernsey Post Office First Day Cover issued in 1994. Inside the envelope is an information card.

Normandy Fighter Sweep

Companion Print featuring Spitfires of the Canadian Wing led by the Allied top scoring Ace Johnnie Johnson.

Note: this print was a larger edition size than Advance Into Europe as it was made available to purchase separately at a later date.
Overall size   16” x 13.5”
 

Normany Fighter Sweep First Day Cover by Nicolas Trudgian

Advance Into Europe - The Signatories

Colonel Hub Zemke
Colonel Paul Conger
Major Genral Donald Strait
Colonel Francis Gabreski

Normady Fighter Sweep is signed by:
Air Vice-Marshal Johnnie Johnson

Overall size   33” x 24”

Advance Into Europe set by Nicolas Trudgian

It is now very rare to find this set of Advance Into Europe, matching numbered Normandy Fighter Sweep, The Guernsey Post Office First Day Cover complete with information card and with the original Certificates of Authenticity all in mint condition.

We are selling a copy of this set on behalf of one of our collectors.
325

Call us for more information: 0121 355 1333
Reference: SB027

This print can be purchased using our Lay-Away scheme.
 

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