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Crew Signed WW2 King Tiger Tank Prints by David Pentland. - panzer-prints.com

DHM1109APB. Defence of the Reichstag, Berlin, 1st May 1945 by David Pentland. <p> On the 30th April, Untersharfuhrer Georg Diers and his crew of tank 314, were ordered to take up a defensive position at the Reichstag buildings. This was one of only two remaining King Tigers belonging to Heavy SS Tank Battalion 503 in Berlin. By that evening they had knocked out about 30 T34s, and the following day led a successful counterattack against the Kroll Opera House directly opposite the Reichstag. Their efforts though, merely postponed the inevitable and by the end of the day the order was given to abandon the position and prepare to break out of Berlin. <b><p>  Signed by Untersharfuhrer Georg Diers. <p> Georg Diers signature edition of 40 prints from the edition of 50 artist proofs. <p> Image size 25 inches x 16.5 inches (64cm x 42cm)
DP0132. Escape from Berlin. Germany 3.00 a.m, 2nd May 1945 by David Pentland. <p> Leading one of the last columns attempting to breakout from the doomed city, Georg Diers battered Kingtiger of SS Heavy Tank Battalion 503 smashed through the Soviet roadblock on the far side of the Weidenammer Bridge. <b><p>Signed by Sturmann Karl-Heinz Decker.<p>Signed limited edition of 35 prints.  <p> Image size 12 inches x 9 inches (31cm x 23cm)

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Crew Signed WW2 King Tiger Tank Prints by David Pentland.

PCK1912. Crew Signed WW2 King Tiger Tank Prints by David Pentland.

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DHM1109APB. Defence of the Reichstag, Berlin, 1st May 1945 by David Pentland.

On the 30th April, Untersharfuhrer Georg Diers and his crew of tank 314, were ordered to take up a defensive position at the Reichstag buildings. This was one of only two remaining King Tigers belonging to Heavy SS Tank Battalion 503 in Berlin. By that evening they had knocked out about 30 T34s, and the following day led a successful counterattack against the Kroll Opera House directly opposite the Reichstag. Their efforts though, merely postponed the inevitable and by the end of the day the order was given to abandon the position and prepare to break out of Berlin.

Signed by Untersharfuhrer Georg Diers.

Georg Diers signature edition of 40 prints from the edition of 50 artist proofs.

Image size 25 inches x 16.5 inches (64cm x 42cm)


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DP0132. Escape from Berlin. Germany 3.00 a.m, 2nd May 1945 by David Pentland.

Leading one of the last columns attempting to breakout from the doomed city, Georg Diers battered Kingtiger of SS Heavy Tank Battalion 503 smashed through the Soviet roadblock on the far side of the Weidenammer Bridge.

Signed by Sturmann Karl-Heinz Decker.

Signed limited edition of 35 prints.

Image size 12 inches x 9 inches (31cm x 23cm)


Website Price: £ 225.00  

To purchase these prints individually at their normal retail price would cost £255.00 . By buying them together in this special pack, you save £30




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Untersharfuhrer Georg DiersOn the 30th April, Untersharfuhrer Georg Diers and his crew of tank 314, were ordered to take up a defensive position at the Reichstag buildings. The crew of tank 314 consisted of commander Georg Diers, gunner Wolf-Dieter Kothe, loader Alex Sommer and radio operator Bodo Harms. This was one of only two remaining King Tigers belonging to Heavy SS Tank Battalion 503 in Berlin. By that evening they had knocked out about 30 T34s, and the following day led a successful counterattack against the Kroll Opera House directly opposite the Reichstag. Their efforts though, merely postponed the inevitable and by the end of the day the order was given to abandon the position and prepare to break out of Berlin. In Georg Diers own written accounts, At the end of April the units strength was 6 Tiger 2s from sSSPzAbt503 were attached to the 11th Waffen SS Panzergrenadier Nordland and by April 30th only 2 of the Konigstigers remained. Georg Diers Tiger and the other of Karl Korner whose kill total was over100 Russian tanks and 29 field pieces. Georg Diers states that on May 1st they successfully counter attacked and temporarily re captured the Kroll Opera House but withdrew at 7pm. Georg Diers is credited with a total of 39 Russian tanks destroyed, plus many others during the last days in the defence of Berlin. During the Russian attacks he was faced with a large number of Russian tanks and Russian infantry had entered and were fighting within the Reichstag. So Georg Diers crew destroyed their Tiger 2 with mines near the Schonhause Alley. Georg Diers certainly would have been awarded for his actions but at such a late stage his heroism went un rewarded. We were very honoured to contact Georg who agreed to sign a small number of art prints.
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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.

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