bitter Russian winter of 1943/44 was matched by some of
the toughest fighting of the ground war. Between the Carpathian
Mountains and the Dneiper River elements of the 1st SS Panzer
Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler reinforced their
fearsome reputation. Panthers of SS Pz.Rgt. 1 move forward
to engage Soviet armour,passing a Tiger of the 13th Heavy
Company LAH. Overhead, Focke Wulf Fw190A's of Hptm Erich
Rudorffer's II/JG54 lend support by hunting for Soviet ground
attack aircraft ahead of the panzer spearhead.
print in the entire edition is signed in pencil by the artist
Nicolas Trudgian. Editions are also signed by the following
Knight Cross Holders.
Limited edition is signed by Three JG54 Knights Cross Holder
JG54 signatures are:
Rudorffer KC, Oakleaves and Sword, Hans-Ekkehard Bob KC, Hugo
Tank Commanders Edition is signed by the above Three JG54
Knights Cross Holder Pilots and also, Six Tank Commanders.
Tank commanders signatures are:
Darges KC, Gerhard Fischer KC, Walther Girg KC and Oakleaves,
Otto Kumm KC, Oakleaves and Sword,
Karl-Heinze Lichte KC, Richard Rudolf KC.
Cauldron of Fire" by Nicolas Trudgian. Kursk Cauldron
of Fire is limited to only 240 prints worldwide.
unique and extremely rare opportunity to acquire this stunning
pencil print by Nicolas Trudgian, signed by no fewer than
an "amazing" Fifteen Knights Cross Holders. The
signatures are as follows:
"Kursk - Cauldron of Fire" (Seven Fighter Pilots
Knights Cross Holders) Gunther Rall KC, Oakleaves,
Swords, Hans-Ekkehard Bob KC, Erich
Rudorffer KC, Oakleaves and Swords, Hugo
Broch KC, Walter Schuck Knights
Cross, Oakleaves, Otto Schultz KC, Walter
Wolfrum KC. (Three Stuka Pilots Knights Cross Holders)
Hans Krohn KC, Wilhelm Noller
KC, Karl Spreitzer KC. (Five Tank Commanders
Knights Cross Holders) Otto Carius KC, Oakleaves,
Gerhard Fischer KC, Albert Kerscher
KC, Oakleaves, Norbert Kujacinski KC, Wilhelm
Weidenbruck KC, Oakleaves.
- Cauldron of Fire Nicolas Trudgian. In July
1943, 300 miles south of Moscow,the wide rolling grasslands
of Kursk witness the greatest tank battle in history
as 6,000 tanks meet in frenzied conflict. With close
support from ground-attack aircraft of the Luftwaffe,
German panzers advance through the wreckage of Russian
armour. However, in what proved to be a turning point
of the war in Russia, this battle was eventually won
by the Soviets.
numbered certificate of authenticity included.
print size 60cm x 89cm (The Cold Front) Printed in lightfast
inks on acid free archival paper.
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and Numbered Print
Edition Size - 300
Tank Commanders Edition
Edition Size - 190
Cauldron of Fire
Edition Size - 240
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