Early February, 1945. With the Battle of the Bulge winding down Hitler authorizes Operation North Wind, an attempt to divert the Allied troops away from Bastogne by striking in the southeast of Belgium in the Vosgas Mountains and the plains of Alsace. The German salient bulged some 30 miles into the Alsace region; better known as the Colmar pocket.
Brian's original depicts Me-262A-2's of 1./KG51 as they return fast and low after another bombing mission to thwart the Allied advances. Below them endless lines of German refugees flee into one of the most bitter winters on record, trudging silently to a destination and future unknown with eyes full of misery and quiet resignation.
Original oil for sale at $2,000. Finished size is 30" x 40".
Framed. Shipped in a Strongbox®.
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