“The Assault on Bénouville Bridge” Richard Taylor

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50 Veteran's Edition  $415

Framed Original Drawing $4895


Having landed within yards of their target shortly after midnight on 6 June 1944, Major John Howard leads men from the 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry in a daring coup-de-main assault to capture and hold the Bénouville Bridge over the Caen Canal.

 

The daring, glider borne coup-de-main assault to capture the two bridges that controlled access to the eastern flank of Sword beach was a vital element in the success of the British amphibious landings on D-Day. 

To remember this outstanding feat of arms, one of the most audacious assaults of WWII, Richard has created a highly detailed drawing recalling the now famous operation.

Faithfully reproduced as a fine art limited edition print and restricted to just FIFTY copies worldwide, each has been personally signed by artist Richard Taylor before being hand numbered. 

Adding great historical significance, every print is issued mounted to full conservation standards to include museum quality reproduction shoulder titles of both the Glider Pilot Regiment and the Ox & Bucks Light Infantry, PLUS the original pencil autographs of Second World War veterans who took part in the operation, representing both units.

The Glider Pilot Regiment

The Ox & Bucks Light Infantry