Assault on Omaha Beach
by Simon Smith
|Charging into a blizzard of unyielding machine-gun and mortar fire, elements of the 29th Infantry Division lead the assault on Omaha Beach, 6 June 1944. The scene at the water’s edge is one of chaos and bloody carnage as the heavily laden troops begin the 200 yard rush across the bullet-swept sands of what would later be known as ‘Bloody’ Omaha.|
|Image size: 13¼" x 24"||Available in the following editions|
|450||Limited edition||Signed by two 29th Infantry Div. veterans of D-Day - inc. book signed by three D-Day veterans||$175|
|70||Anniversary edition||As above plus three multi-signed bookplates withf 65 D-Day / Normandy signatures||$370|
|Note: As two packages are required to ship this set a $30 shipping fee is automatically added to each order. Additional charges apply to overseas orders, please email or call for a quote.|
|Limited edition signatures|
|Private Don McCarthy (signed on print)
Serving with the Intelligence and Reconnaissance Squad of 1 Bn, 116th Infantry Division in the fi rst wave, he
fought his way through the surf and across the beach after his LCA capsized 700 yards from shore.
|Private 1st Class Norman Grossman (signed on print)
Landing in the fi rst wave on Omaha he fought his way off the beach with the 116th Infantry Division. In July he received the Purple Heart after being severely wounded by mortar fi re during the assault on St Lô and spent a year in hospital recovering.
|Warrant Officer Rex Statham (signed in book)
A Flight Engineer on Halifaxes with 158 Sqn, he flew bombing missions to Caen on the night of 5/6 June 1944. Later serving with 10 Sqn he flew a total of 35 ops.
|Warrant Officer Ron Brown (signed in book)
As a Flight Engineer on Stirlings with 218 Sqn, he was towing a glider into Normandy on D-Day. He later flew Lancasters with 75 NZ Sqn completing 64 ops in total.
|Corporal George Newton (signed in book)
Jumping on D-Day with 9 Para he fought in the assault on the Merville Gun Battery and later fought in the Battle of the Bulge and Operation Varsity.
70th. Anniversary edition
With all the components of the Limited Edition, each book is issued to contain three bookplates that between them are personally autographed by a further
sixty five veterans who fought on D-Day and the subsequent invasion of Normandy, creating an unprecedented SEVENTY signature portfolio.
From Easy Company and 82nd Airborne Paratroopers to Landing Craftsmen, Fighter Pilots and British Infantry - this edition is a living historical account of
‘the greatest military invasion in history’.
|This lavish 128 page full-colour volume is published to commemorate the 70thAnniversary of D-Day.
Travel through the pre-invasion preparation, the landings themselves, and subsequent battle for control of Normandy as seen through the eyes of the world’s leading military and aviation artists.
Illustrating the book are the paintings and drawings of Robert Taylor, Simon Smith, Richard Taylor,
Anthony Saunders and Chris Collingwood.
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