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Taming the Tiger by Geoff Lea. (H)


Taming the Tiger by Geoff Lea. (H)

It is August 1944, barely two months since the Allies landed their first troops on the beaches of Normandy. After the failed Operation Luttich (codename given to a German counterattack during the Battle of Normandy, which took place around the American positions near Mortain from 7 August to 13 August, 1944 ) The German Panzer Divisions were in full retreat, The British and American Generals believed it to be critical to halt them before they cauld regroup. Caught in the Gap at Falaise, the battle was to be decisive. Flying throughout a continuous onslaught, rocket-firing Typhoons kept up their attacks on the trapped armoured divisions from dawn to dusk. The effect was devastating: at the end of the ten day battle the 100,000 strong German force was decimated. The battle of the Falaise Pocket marked the closing phase of the Battle of Normandy with a decisive German defeat. It is believed that between 80,000 to 100,000 German troops were caught in the encirclement of which 10,000 to 15,000 were killed, 45,000 to 50,000 taken prisoner, and around 20,000 escaped . Shown here are German Tiger I tanks under continues attack by Royal Aoir Force Typhoons.
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Image size 23 inches x 15 inches (58cm x 38cm) Hodges, Jack
Decker, Karl-Heinz
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PRINT Signed limited edition of 1000 prints. Image size 23 inches x 15 inches (58cm x 38cm)Artist : Geoff Lea£80 Off!Add any two items on this offer to your basket, and the lower priced item will be half price in the checkout!
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Limited edition of 50 artist proofs. Image size 23 inches x 15 inches (58cm x 38cm)Artist : Geoff Lea£70 Off!Add any two items on this offer to your basket, and the lower priced item will be half price in the checkout!
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PRINTKerscher and Kujacinski Knights Cross signature series edition of 10 prints from the signed limited edition of 1000 prints. Image size 23 inches x 15 inches (58cm x 38cm) Kerscher, Albert
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PRINTErwin Kressmann Knights Cross signature series edition of 20 prints (263 - 282) from the signed limited edition of 1000 prints. Image size 23 inches x 15 inches (58cm x 38cm) Kressmann, Erwin
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PRINT Wheeler, Hodges signature edition of 100 prints from the signed limited edition of 1000 prints. Image size 23 inches x 15 inches (58cm x 38cm) Hodges, Jack
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Extra Details : Taming the Tiger by Geoff Lea. (H)
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Karl-Heinz Decker signing this edition of the print

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Sturmann Karl-Heinz Decker
Born in Konigsberg, Karl-Heinz Decker joined the German army in 1943, trained as a tank crewman and transferred to the 12th Waffen SS Panzer Division in Belgium in 1944. Staying with this elite unit in France during the Allied invasion he fought throughout the Normandy campaign, on D-Day, at Falaise and was eventually taken PoW.
Warrant Officer Jack Hodges DFCJack Hodges joined the RAF in late 1940, and after completing his pilot training in Canada he returned to England and was then briefly sent to a Photo Reconnaissance Unit flying Spitfires. He moved to a OTU in Annan, Scotland on Hurricanes before finally moving to a holding unit in Redhill, flying Typhoons. In 1944 he was posted to join 175 Squadron. Shortly after this he moved to 174 Squadron at Westhampnett. He served on operations throughout occupied Europe until the end of the war, being awarded the DFC in 1945 for successfully leading a group of Typhoons against a German Armoured Division.

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TyphoonSingle engine fighter with a maximum speed of 412 mph at 19,000 feet and a ceiling of 35,200 feet. range 510 miles. The Typhoon was armed with twelve browning .303inch machine guns in the wings (MK1A) Four 20mm Hispano cannon in wings (MK!B) Two 1000ilb bombs or eight 3-inch rockets under wings. The first proto type flew in February 1940, but due to production problems the first production model flew in May 1941. with The Royal Air Force receiving their first aircraft in September 1941. Due to accidents due to engine problems (Sabre engine) The Hawker Typhoon started front line service in December 1941.The Hawker Typhoon started life in the role of interceptor around the cost of England but soon found its real role as a ground attack aircraft. especially with its 20mm cannon and rockets. This role was proved during the Normandy landings and the period after. The total number of Hawker typhoons built was 3,330.

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