EVE OF DESTINY
Richard Taylor’s stunning painting, Eve of Destiny, has been specially commissioned to honor the veterans who fought with one of the most famous Airborne Divisions in history – the US 101st. Movingly, it depicts the fighting men of one their most illustrious units - Easy Company from the 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment - the famous Band of Brothers, as they take inventory of their equipment during the early evening of 5 June 1944. Alongside them on the hard-standing of Upottery Airfield in Devon the C-47s of the 438th Troop Carrier Group with their hastily-applied invasion stripes, stand primed, ready to carry the elite unit to Normandy in the early hours of D-Day.
To add to the poignancy of the release, the edition is personally signed by veterans who jumped on D-day with the 101st Airborne, creating a unique opportunity for collectors to cherish the memories of these brave and illustrious heroes.
The Limited Edition
Each print in every edition has been personally signed by a veteran of the 506th PIR:
- Sergeant WILLIAM 'BILL' GALBRAITH
The Collector's Edition
This FIVE signature edition has been created to honor the memory of all those who served with the 101st Airborne Division during in World War II, with every print additionally signed by a further four distinguished veterans:
- Private 1st Class BILL WINGETT
- Captain EMMETT ‘ROSY’ NOLAN
- Staff Sergeant PAUL MARTINEZ
- Sergeant MANUEL BARRIOS
With all the signatures of the Collector's Edition, the two Remarque Editions are the only prints to be additionally signed by highly respected 101st Airborne veteran Frank Denison:
- Private FRANK DENISON
The Tribute Edition
With all the components of the Collector's Edition each Tribute Edition print is accompanied by an ORIGINAL pencil drawing signed by a 506th PIR veteran and matted to include a further three members of Easy Company, 506th PIR.
- Private JAMES 'PEE WEE' MARTIN
- Sergeant EDWARD TIPPER (matted)
- Staff Sergeant EARL McCLUNG (matted)
- Corporal FORREST GUTH (matted)
- 36.5 x 20.5 inches
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