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Richard Taylor


Liberation - Sainte Mere Eglise, June 1944 Double Remarque Edition

Price:  $750
Item#:  83175

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For nearly four years, the swastika had flown belligerently over the small town of Sainte Mere Eglise in Normandy. Suddenly, shortly after midnight on the night of 5/6th June 1944, parachutists from the 82nd Airborne Division began landing in and around the town. By 04.30, after a tough fire fight, troopers from the 505th PIR had raised another flag over the town u the Stars and Stripes u and Sainte Mere Eglise had become the first town in Normandy to be liberated by the Allies on D-Day. Sherman tanks landing on nearby Utah Beach with the US VII Corps were soon passing through the newly liberated town on the way to the front.

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Every print in this unique edition has been signed by two American veterans who fought with the 82nd Airborne Division on D-Day plus James Megellas, the 82ndÆs most highly decorated officer.

Lieutenant Colonel JAMES æMAGGIEÆ MEGELLAS
Sergeant BOB BEARDEN
Sergeant MILTON SCHLESENER

THE NORMANY VETERANS EDITION
In tribute to all veterans that fought in the Normandy campaign this outstanding edition has all the components of the Limited Edition. However this ELEVEN signature edition is issued with a separate ORIGINAL pencil drawing by Richard Taylor. This drawing is personally signed by an additional five Veterans that participated in different operations on D-Day and is conservation matted to include the signatures of a further three veterans from the 101stÆs famous oEasy Company made popular through the HBO series oThe Band of Brothers.

Sergeant æTICHÆ RAYNER
Private ALF WHITBREAD
Gunner ERNIE BREWER
Private BILLY GRAY
Flying Officer FRANK WHEELER DFC
Lieutenant BUCK COMPTOM (matted)
Corporal FORREST GUTH (matted)
Sergeant DON MALARKEY (matted)

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