KNIGHT OF THE REICH
THE WORLD’S PREMIER AVIATION ARTIST PAYS TRIBUTE TO ONE OF THE GREAT LUFTWAFFE ACES - GÜNTHER RALL
On the morning of 15 October 1943, as Bf109G's from III./JG52 dive into attack a group of Russian fighters high over Zaporozhye in south-east Ukraine, their Kommandeur Hauptmann Günther Rall pounces on a Soviet La-5 to claim his 222nd victory.
During this astonishing one month period Rall shot down 40 aircraft and at the end of November 1943 achieved 250 victories - at the time only the second Ace to do so after Walter Nowotny. By the time he was posted back to the West, he was well on the way to his final score of 275 victories, making him the third highest-scoring Ace in history. Had he not been wounded in action numerous times and forced to spend months in hospital, he might well have been the highest-scoring Ace of them all.
Robert Taylor's remarkable painting is published as a lasting tribute to one of the most legendary figures in Aviation history. It is of great historical significance that Günther Rall who, through his outstanding skill, decency and leadership, gained huge respect from his comrades and former foes alike, has autographed every print, creating an exceptional collectors piece..
The Limited Edition
Every print in each of the editions is individually hand-numbered and personally signed by the artist Robert Taylor and one of the greatest fighter Aces in history.
- Generalleutnant Günther Rall KC with Oak Leaves and Swords
The Eastern Front Editions
In addition to Günther Rall, each print in the FIVE signature Eastern Front Edition is signed by four highly distinguished Aces who all flew the Bf109 against the Russians on the Eastern Front:
- Leutnant Hugo Broch KC
- Major Erich Rudorffer KC with Oak Leaves and Swords
- Hauptmann Karl-Fritz Schlossstein GCiG
- Oberleutnant Walter Schuck KC with Oak Leaves
With all signatures of the Eastern Front Edition, the Remarque prints are enhanced with an original pencil sketch by artist Robert Taylor in the lower margin of the print, making a completely unique piece.
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The Eastern Front Tribute Edition
With almost 2400 victories between the FIFTEEN signatures, this edition uniquely includes the original autographs of the three highest-scoring Aces in History – Erich Hartmann, Gerhard Barkhorn and Günther Rall – all together on one historic piece.
With all the components of the Eastern Front Edition the Tributes are issued with an outstanding original pencil drawing individually created and signed by Robert Taylor and four high-scoring Aces who flew on the Eastern Front. Each drawing is conservation matted to include the original signatures of six more iconic Fighter Aces who flew on the Eastern Front. Günther Rall and Hugo Broch have also signed each drawing:
- Oberleutnant Walter Wolfrum KC
- Major Hans-Ekkehard Bob KC
- Hauptmann Günther Schack KC with Oak Leaves
- Oberleutnant Gerhard Thyben
- Oberstleutnant Heinz Marquardt KC
- Oberst Erich Hartmann KC with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds
- Major Gerhard Barkhorn KC with Oak Leaves and Swords
- Hauptmann Rudolf Trenkel KC
- Feldwebel Oskar Bösch IC
- Leutnant Fritz Tegtmeier
- 32.25 x 24 inches
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