Eve of Destiny
A NEW EDITION TO HONOR THE MEMORY OF THOSE WHO FOUGHT WITH THE 101st AIRBORNE DIVISION IN WWII
Richard Taylor’s stunning painting, Eve of Destiny, has been specially commissioned to honor the veterans who fought with one of the most famous Airborne Divisions in history – the US 101st. Movingly, it depicts the fighting men of one their most illustrious units – Easy Company from the 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment – the famous Band of Brothers, as they take inventory of their equipment during the early evening of 5 June 1944. Alongside them on the hard-standing of Upottery Airfield in Devon the C-47s of the 438th Troop Carrier Group with their hastily-applied invasion stripes, stand primed, ready to carry the elite unit to Normandy in the early hours of D-Day.
Overall Print Size: 36 ½” wide x 20 ½” high
To add to the poignancy of the release, the edition is personally signed by veterans that jumped on D-day with the 101st Airborne, creating a unique opportunity for collectors to cherish the memories of these brave and illustrious heroes.
THE COLLECTOR’S EDITION with FOUR signatures
This FOUR signature edition has been created to honor the memory of all those who served with the 101st Airborne Division during in World War II, with every print additionally signed by a further three distinguished veterans:
Private 1st Class BILL WINGETT
Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th PIR
Captain EMMETT ‘ROSY’ NOLAN
HQ Company, 2nd Battalion, 502nd PIR
Staff Sergeant PAUL MARTINEZ
Dog Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th PIR