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The Desert Fox by David Pentland. (B)

The Desert Fox by David Pentland. (B)

El Alamein, October 28th 1943, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel discusses the critical battle situation with the Commanding Officer of the 21st Panzer Division, in front of his Kampfstaffel. This personal mobile headquarters comprised a variety of vehicles including a radio Panzer III, SDKfz 232 radio armoured car, Rommels famous SDKfz 250/3 communications half-track GREIF and captured British Honey light tanks.
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Item Code : DHM0585BThe Desert Fox by David Pentland. (B) - This Edition
PRINTAfrika Korps signature edition of 100 prints from the signed limited edition of 1000 prints.

Image size 25 inches x 16.5 inches (64cm x 42cm) Halm, Gunther
Gurn, Hans Edwin
+ Artist : David Pentland

Signature(s) value alone : £120
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Franz-Wilhlem Lochmann Tank Ace signature series edition of 10 artist proofs (Nos 1 - 10) from the limited edition of 50 artist proofs. Image size 25 inches x 16.5 inches (64cm x 42cm) Lochmann, Franz-Wilhelm
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Limited edition of 50 giclee canvas prints. Image size 36 inches x 24 inches (91.5cm x 61cm)Artist : David Pentland
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Limited edition of 50 giclee canvas prints. Image size 30 inches x 20 inches (71cm x 56cm)Artist : David Pentland
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Ex display prints with some slight damage to border area and light scratch on image.
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Hans Edwin Gurn
*Signature Value : £55

Served in the Afrika Korps during 1942, receiving the Iron Cross. Panther Regiment 7, 10 Panzer Division.

Leutnant Gunther Halm
*Signature Value : £65

Gunther Halm was born in Elze on the 27th August 1922. In October 1941 Gunther Halm voluntered for the armys motorized units and joined the Panzerjager Ersatzabteilung - reserve anti tank unit. In April 1942 he joined The Africa Korps (DAK) anti tank platoon of the Panzergrenadier Regiment 104. Gunter Halm was a cannonier of the 7.62 PAK gun commanded by Unteroffizier Jabeck. He saw action at the capture of Tobruk and on the 15th of July 1942, after destroying 2 British tanks at Bir Hatcheim, Gunther Halm was awarded the Iron Cross II class. On the 22nd of July 1942 the British Eighth Army counter attacked the middle of Rommels front at El Alamein. It was here that Halm destroyed 7 British tanks and continued to keep his gun in operation even after to of his fellow crew had been wounded. On the 23rd July 1942 Halm received the Iron Cross I from the regimental commnader Oberst Ewert. and on the 7th of August 1942 General Rommel awarded Gunther Halm the Knights Cross himself, and also at the same time he was given a verbal promotion by Rommel to Corporal. At the age of 19 he was the 2nd youngest recipient of the Knight Cross. In March 1943 is was hospitalised in Athens. In August 1943 he served with the Fallschirmjager-Lehrgang at Wischau, In March 1944 he was serving in France with the 1st Panzer Grenadier reg 192, 21st Panzer Divison during the invasion and became a prisoner of war on the 24th of August 1944, being relaesed in March 1946, returning to Germany. His promotions were: 1st July 1942 Gefreiter, 1st November 1942, Unteroffizier, 1st July 1943 Fahnenjunker, 1st ocotber 1943 Feldwebel, 1st Novmeber 1943 Oberfahnrich and 1st march 1944 rising to Leutnant.

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