THE DEFENCE OF SAINTE-MÈRE-ÉGLISE - Original Pencil Drawing
In June 1944 the task of securing the pivotal French town of Sainte-Mère-Église lay with the elite paratroopers of the US Army. Captured by the 82nd and 101st Airborne divisions, Sainte-Mère-Église became the first town in Normandy to be liberated by the Allies on D-Day.
This superb drawing has been conservation framed to include an original piece of wartime US parachute recovered from Normandy, along with the original signatures of four veterans who jumped on D-Day with the famous Easy Company, 101st Airborne 'The Band of Brothers':
- First Lieutenant Lynn 'Buck' Compton
- Sergeant First Class Donald Malarkey
- Sergeant Earl McClung
- Corporal Forrest Guth
- Original Pencil
- 25 x 26 inches
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