BATTLE OF THE BRENNER The Battle for Italy Portfolio

by Anthony Saunders

Editions Edition Size UK(£) QTY
Limited edition 425 £95.00
Artist proofs 25 £140.00
Remarques 25 £300.00
Double remarques 10 £475.00
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There was only one way the Germans were going to re-supply their beleaguered army in Italy against the relentless assault of the Allies pushing northwards - and that was through the Brenner Pass in the Alps. The Allies knew that if they could destroy this strategic labyrinth of heavily defended road and rail bridges, the enemy would be forced to surrender or perish.

And as the men of the US Twelfth and Fifteenth Air Forces who must fly their heavily-laden bombers dangerously close to the rugged Alpine peaks, and endure a pounding from the anti-aircraft guns lining the narrow pass below. Not to mention any roving enemy fighters, or the turbulent weather over the mountains.

The last remaining units of the fascist Italian Air Force attempt to engage B-25s from the 340th Bomb Group who have successfully destroyed a vital enemy rail bridge in the strategic Brenner Pass, northern Italy, 10 April 1945. The enemy Me109s are completely routed by escorting P-51 Mustangs of the 325th Fighter Group who are quickly on the scene.

 

Available individually or as a matching numbered pair with ROAM AT WILL as part of The Battle for Italy Portfolio.

 

The Signatures

In addition to being signed by the artist and hand numbered, each print in every edition has been personally signed by a B-25 Pilot that flew bombing missions in Southern Italy:

  • Second Lieutenant Gene Koscinski
Media:
Lithograph
Size:
21.375 x 14.125 inches
Release Date:
10/2010

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