The Race to the Bridge by Nicolas Trugian

THE RACE TO THE BRIDGE
by
Nicolas Trudgian

On the 17th September 1944, Private Steve Morgan of the 2nd Parachute Battalion,  Medium Machine Gun Platoon, made his first combat jump at the age of nineteen in the heroic battle for the bridge at Arnhem.  His platoon landed at Renkum on the outskirts of Oosterbeek with orders to take the ‘Lion’ route, the direct approach to the bridge, seven miles away. En route they encountered a warm reception from the Dutch people but were soon engaged by German forces whose resistance grew with every yard closer to the bridge, it was not until the evening that Steve Morgan and his colleagues reached their objective then for three days and four nights they fought valiantly suffering terrible losses until the remaining soldiers ran out of ammunition and supplies.

The print has been personally signed by Private Steve Morgan of the 2nd parachute Battalion medium machine gun platoon

Limited edition of 130 worldwide

£30 + postage and packing

Artist proof of 20 worldwide to be released at a future date

As we knew Steve very well he would not take any payment for the signing so we have decided to create an edition entitlted

The Airborne Museum Hartenstein edition of 50 worldwide €40

We are personally delivering these prints at the end of September for them to sell and all the profits will go direct to the museum

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