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Presents
Counting Them Home
 

Background

As Germany rides her grim whirlwind to destruction, the gallant airmen of the Luftwaffe continue their epic struggle against the relentless tide engulfing their Fatherland.

With courage and selflessness, these grave men strove for conditional peace in the last months of the war, doing their duty with honour and dedication to relieve the suffering of their people.

None more than the line commanders understood the sacrifice that Germany's young must undergo in their struggle for survival. For they must also bear the added burden of ordering these young men into battle, to accept the awful responsibility for these lives in their care, and be condemned to waiting for those who will never return.

In this painting, Kommandeur Gunther Rall counts home his pilots of JG-11, echoing a scene that was repeated hourly during the last chaotic days of the Reich. During the signing of the prints, General Rall remarked how poignantly Mike Howard has captured the very essence and atmosphere of those days.

The Companion Print entitled "The Stowaway" depicts a story often recounted by the redoubtable Gunther Rall of the occasion when, after takeoff, he was astonished to see a rather distressed mouse peering at him from the instrument panel of his Me-109. The fate of the mouse remains unknown.

Print Specifications

Main Print:

"Counting Them Home" Limited Edition Print
Limited to 1000 Prints, Certificate of Authenticity provided
Full colour, 33" (width) x 27" (height)
Printed on 300gsm archival paper with fade resistant inks
 

Black & White Companion Print:

"The Stowaway" Limited Edition Companion Print
Limited to 1000 Prints
Black & White, 19" (width) x 12" (height)


Standard Edition

"Counting Them Home" Limited Edition Print
signed by General Gunther Rall and Artist and numbered
"The Stowaway" Limited Edition Companion Print
initialed by Artist and numbered

Limited to 875 Editions
Price: US$95.00 plus shipping


Artist's Proof

"Counting Them Home" Limited Edition Print
signed by General Gunther Rall and Artist and numbered
"The Stowaway" Limited Edition Companion Print
initialed by Artist and numbered

Limited to 100 Proofs
Price: US$145.00 plus shipping


Remarque

"Counting Them Home" Limited Edition Print
signed by General Gunther Rall and Artist and numbered
"The Stowaway" Limited Edition Companion Print
initialed by Artist and numbered

Limited to 25 Remarques
Price: US$245.00 plus shipping

 

 





 



 

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