Purchase Night Jump, The Fire Ahead, and The Mission First together as the 75th Anniversary Normandy Invasion 101st Airborne Division Print Collection!
Framing idea for the 75th Anniversary Normandy Invasion 101st Airborne Division Print Collection. (We do not offer framing.)
Prints are signed by the artist and numbered
3-Print 101st Airborne Division in Normandy set....$150
Edition size: 3000
Overall size: 16" x 12"
Image size: 13" x 10"
Artist uses colored pencils, ink pencils and acrylic paint giving his artwork its blended and grainy appearance.
As the paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division strapped into their parachute harnesses and prepared to board their C-47s for the flight across the English Channel, the impending battle loomed over each soldier's thoughts. In the gathering twilight, LTC Wolverton, the 3/506th PIR commander, called his men together and offered this prayer:
"God almighty, in a few short hours we will be in battle with the enemy. We do not join battle afraid. We do not ask favors or indulgence but ask that, if You will, use us as Your instrument for the right and an aid in returning peace to the world. We do not know or seek what our fate will be. We ask only this, that if die we must, that we die as men would die. Without complaining, without pleading and safe in the feeling that we have done our best for what we believed was right. Oh Lord, protect our loved ones and be near us in the fire ahead and with us now as we pray to you."
This print, inspired by spirit of the above prayer, portrays the careful preparation and determination of those paratroopers on the eve of what General Eisenhower called "The Great Crusade". On the 75th Anniversary of the Normandy Invasion remember what those brave soldiers accomplished with this commemorative print.