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ADVANCE FROM UTAH

JUNE 6th 1944

A specially commissioned limited edition released in conjunction

with the WW II Foundation

by Simon Smith

It had been a rough ride in for the men of Easy Company. Their C-47s had run into heavy German flak as they crossed the French coast, their commanding officer had been killed and when they'd finally hit the silk they, like much of the 101st Airborne, had been dropped of target. Men, weapons and supplies were scattered, but in a few hours time elements of the largest amphibious force in history would be hitting Utah Beach. The area behind the beach must be secured.

 It had taken till dawn for First Lieutenant Dick Winters to gather individual soldiers together and now his small force of a dozen men had been ordered to take a battery of four German 105mm howitzers that was blocking an exit of the beach. The enemy guns were zeroed in and the landing was in trouble. In a successful assault, whose tactics have gone into training manuals, Dick Winters and his tiny force destroyed not only the battery but the deadly machine-gun positions nearby. At last the US tanks could begin to roll of the beach.

Simon Smith's evocative new composition Advance from Utah portrays the scene shortly afterwards as the men of Easy Company await orders from their new commanding officer. The young lieutenant, whose leadership and tactical skills will, over the next few months, become legendary, carefully considers their next objective - the advance through Normandy towards Carentan.

THE WW II FOUNDATION

This print is issued in conjunction with the WW II Foundation to Support the Richard D. Winters Monument at Sainte-Marie-du-Mont close to Utah Beach in Normandy, and to raise funds for Richard D. Winters Learning Programme.

THE SIGNATURES

THE LIMITED EDITION

Every print in this historic new edition has been personally signed by Easy Company veteran William 'Wild Bill' Guarnere who took part in the assault at Brécourt Manor, and the Emmy Award winning Actor Damian Lewis who portrayed Dick Winters in the acclaimed TV mini-series Band of Brothers. This is the ONLY edition that Damian Lewis has ever signed.

With TWO Signatures

Click Photographs For Bios

  250   The Limited Edition      US$    285 / UK£ 190

    25   Artists Proofs                 US$    375 / UK£ 250

    15   Remarques                     US$    525 / UK£ 350

EASY COMPANY TRIBUTE EDITIONS

This six signatured edition is issued with a unique and highly prized ORIGINAL pencil drawing by Simon Smith, which is personally hand

signed by Easy Company veteran, EARL E. McCLUNG.

Each drawing is conservation matted to include Museum quality reproduction Screaming Eagle patch, jump wings and the original pencil signatures of a further three prominent original members of Easy Company who fought during D-Day and the Normandy campaigne;

With SIX Signatures & Matted Original Drawing

Easy Company - Moving On Tribute Edition - With Matted Original Drawing Signatures & Airborne Insignia

Corporal Forrest L. Guth

Firat Lieutenant Lynn 'Buck' Compton Silver Star

Staff Sergeant Earle E. McClung

Tech/Sergeant Donald G. Malarkey Bronze Star

10 Easy Company Tribute Editions US$ 1045 / UK£ 695

UNIQUE COMMEMORATIVE PHOTOGRAPHS

Each print issued with two individual color photographs which were taken during the memorable signings of this commemorative edition.

Unique Commemorative Photographs of Bill Guarnere and Damian Lewis

Overall Print Size : 28" wide x 19" high

Image Size : 21" wide x 12" high

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