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The Spoils of War by Simon Smith. (C)


The Spoils of War by Simon Smith. (C)

Thrown into a baptism of fire on D-Day the men of the 101st Airborne Division had quickly shown their mettle in the killing fields of Normandy. By the time they were called upon to jump into Holland during Operation Market Garden they had become one of the toughest and most formidable units of the entire US Army. After fighting alongside the British in Holland it was on 5th October 1944, along the muddy banks of a dyke, that the men of Easy Company, 2nd Battalion 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, under the leadership of Lt Dick Winters once again ran into a large group of Germans. It wasn't the first time they'd been outnumbered and, with scant regard for the odds against them, Easy Company attacked. After a brief fire-fight that drove the enemy back, Dick Winters gathered half of his reserve platoon and proceeded to wipe out an enemy machine-gun position and bringing up the rest of his men, charged with fixed bayonets. The Germans - two companies of battle-hardened Waffen-SS troops, several hundred men - were too stunned to respond and were quickly overpowered by Winters' small band. A few days later Colonel Robert Sink, the battalion commander, issued a citation praising them for their daring and aggressive spirit, and sound tactical ability. Shortly after their success, Dick Winters was promoted to become the battalion Executive Officer. This painting portrays the men of Easy Company moments after the action was over, standing easy but, as ever, alert for trouble.
Item Code : DHM6575CThe Spoils of War by Simon Smith. (C) - This Edition
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PRESENTATIONMarket Garden Tribute edition of 5 prints.

Supplied with a companion original drawing, with two extra signatures
Paper size 31 inches x 22 inches (79cm x 56cm) Image size 24 inches x 15 inches (61cm x 38cm) Wingett, Bill
Petersen, Arthur Art
Perez, Salvador Sal
True, William
Suerth, Herb
Nolan, Emmett Rosy
Galbraith, William Bill
McNiece, Jake (companion print)
Shames, Ed (matted on companion print)
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Other editions of this item : The Spoils of War by Simon Smith.DHM6575
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PRINTSigned limited edition of 125 prints. Paper size 31 inches x 22 inches (79cm x 56cm) Image size 24 inches x 15 inches (61cm x 38cm) Wingett, Bill
Petersen, Arthur Art
Perez, Salvador Sal
True, William
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Collectors artist proof edition of 25 prints. Paper size 31 inches x 22 inches (79cm x 56cm) Image size 24 inches x 15 inches (61cm x 38cm) Wingett, Bill
Petersen, Arthur Art
Perez, Salvador Sal
True, William
Suerth, Herb
Nolan, Emmett Rosy
Galbraith, William Bill
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PRINTCollectors limited edition of 75 prints. Paper size 31 inches x 22 inches (79cm x 56cm) Image size 24 inches x 15 inches (61cm x 38cm) Wingett, Bill
Petersen, Arthur Art
Perez, Salvador Sal
True, William
Suerth, Herb
Nolan, Emmett Rosy
Galbraith, William Bill
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Captain Emmett Rosy Nolan
HQ Company, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment


Colonel Ed Shames
Enlisting in September 1942, Ed Shames was to become one of the most respected officers in the 101st Airborne Division, a stickler for detail he always got the job done, and brought his men home. Originally assigned to I Company in the 3rd Battalion of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment he was then transferred to Headquarters Company. He received a battlefield commission during the taking of Carentan in Normandy, and joined Easy Company in July 1944 as a 2nd Lieutenant prior to Operation Market Garden and the Battle of the Bulge.


Corporal Herb Jr Suerth
18 year old Herb Suerth enlisted as a volunteer for the Reserve Engineer Corps on 11th November 1942, but after a change of heart in 1944 he was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division, beginning parachute school training in August that year. After final combat training in Holland, Herb was trucked into Bastogne in December 1944 during the Battle of the Bulge, also fighting in Foy. On 9th January 1945 Herb was wounded by artillery fire and his legs were severely injured but ultimately saved. He was shipped out of England and back to the US on 8th April 1945.


Private 1st Class Arthur Art Petersen
Serving with Fox Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne he was one of many paratroopers misdropped on D-Day. Landing near Sainte Mère-Église he briefly fought alongside Easy Company before heading south into the bitter fire-fight raging around the church at Angoville-au-Plain. After being wounded he was briefly treated in the Church and then fought in the advance into Carentan. He later jumped on Operation Market Garden, where he was wounded, but was back in action in time to re-join his unit in the Battle of the Bulge. Wounded yet again, Bastogne proved to be his final combat.


Private 1st Class Bill Wingett
Bill Wingett originally enlisted on 9th December 1941, two days after Pearl Harbor was attacked, but after a car crash, hospitalisation and subsequent discharge from the forces meant he had to try again on 19th August 1942. Bill was with Easy Company up until 5 days before D-Day where he was transferred to Headquarters Company. He fought in the campaigns of Normandy, Holland and Bastogne receiving a Purple Heart in each. Discharged on 23rd November 1945, Bill returned 10 months later to join the 82nd Airborne for 3 years as a maintenance man at Fort Bragg Airfield.


Private 1st Class Salvador Sal Perez
Jumped on D-Day with the Service Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne and fought throughout Normandy, Operation Market Garden and at Bastogne.


Sergeant Jake McNiece
The unofficial leader of the Filthy Thirteen, Jake McNiece was the inspiration for the Mohawk haircuts and war paint that the men wore on D-Day. He survived four combat jumps during WWII


Sergeant William Bill Galbraith
A veteran of the 3rd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment




Sergeant William True
Bill True served with the 506th Parachute Regiment which was attached to the 101st Airborne. He took part in the initial parachute drop into France with the 101st on D-Day, and by the end of the day they were in control of the high ground overlooking the invasion beach. Bill made his second combat drop with the 101st near Eindhoven during Operation Market Garden, before, in December 1944, finding himself in the thick of the action defending the town of Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge, where the 506th defended the eastern perimeter section of the town. Advancing into Germany, the 506th's final mission of the war was the capture of Hitler's Eagle Nest at Bergtesgarden on 4th - 5th May 1945.

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