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The Comrades Edition

A rare Robert Taylor edition signed by Colonel Erich Hartmann, the highest scoring Ace of all time, plus 7 fellow Luftwaffe pilots who flew with JG-52 or JG-53, the 2 groups with which Hartmann scored all of his victories.
This was the second print issued in the Hartmann Trilogy.

On Thursday, August 24, 1944 a 22-year old Oberleutnant Erich Hartmann powered his Me109G fighter in a spectacular low pass over his squadron's airstrip in north-eastern Rumania, wagging his wings to the cheering Luftwaffe personnel on the ground below. The young flaxen-haired pilot had just become the first fighter Ace in history to bring down 300 enemy aircraft in combat. As World War II drew to its close, after three and a half years of continual aerial combat, this gifted young fighter pilot brought his final tally of aerial victories to 352, bringing down a Yak-7 during the last of his 1400 missions on May 8, 1945. He was the most successful fighter pilot of all time.

In this dramatic rendition, the world's number one aviation artist captures a brilliantly colourful mid­winter scene during the final phase of the war on the Eastern Front. Glinting in the sub-zero early morning sunlight as fresh snow begins to fall, and led by their Gruppenkommandeur Erich Hartmann, the Me109G fighters of I./JG-53 scramble off the snow­covered airstrip at Veszprem in Hungary, February 1945. They will intercept waves of Russian fighters and bombers in the skies above Czechoslovakia in a last ditch attempt to repel the impending invasion of Germany.

Eagles at Dawn (Comrades Edition) is signed by:

Oberst Erich Hartmann
- 352 victories
Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds
Unteroffizier HELMUT HECKES
Oberleutnant FRANZ WOIDICH


Eagles at Dawn by Robert Taylor

Overall print size 33 x 25 inches.

Comrades Edition of 490 prints.

Mint condition example with original certificate

£1195 SOLD

We have a second copy available, also the Comrades Edition with 8 signatures. It Has been stored dark and flat from new and has never been framed. Unfortunately it has a number of kinks from mishandling, mainly in the border areas but also some in the image area. They are not immediately obvious when looking directly at the print but can be seen when holding it at certain angles. They would not be visible behind glass and as such this print would be ideal for someone wanting a copy for framing and display.

£475 or offers SOLD

Call us for more information: 0121 355 1333
Reference: TK007

Please note: due to shipping insurance limitations we can only send this print to a UK address.

This print can be purchased using our Lay Away scheme

For more information call us on 0121 355 1333

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