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Clash of Steel, Prokhorovka, Kursk, 12th July 1943 by David Pentland. (APB) - davidpentland.co.uk

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Clash of Steel, Prokhorovka, Kursk, 12th July 1943 by David Pentland. (APB)


Clash of Steel, Prokhorovka, Kursk, 12th July 1943 by David Pentland. (APB)

The battle for Prokhorovka marked the high water mark of the German southern drive for Kursk. At the apex of the thrust were the 14 tiger tanks of the 13 Heavy Tank Company, 1st SS Panzer Division Liebstandarte, led by Michael Wittman. Their advance was eventually thwarted, however, by the epic charge of the Soviet 29th Guards Tank Corps, as part of 5th Guards Tank Armys furious counter attack against the SS Tank Corps.
Item Code : DHM1022APBClash of Steel, Prokhorovka, Kursk, 12th July 1943 by David Pentland. (APB) - This EditionAdd any two items on this offer to your basket, and the lower priced item will be half price in the checkout! Buy 1 Get 1 Half Price!
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PRINTAlbert Kerscher Knights Cross signature edition of 27 prints (Nos 24 to 50) from the limited edition of 50 artist proofs.

Image size 25 inches x 16.5 inches (64cm x 42cm) Kerscher, Albert
+ Artist : David Pentland


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Other editions of this item : Clash of Steel, Prokhorovka, Kursk, 12th July 1943 by David Pentland.DHM1022
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Limited edition of 50 artist proofs. Image size 25 inches x 16.5 inches (64cm x 42cm)Artist : David Pentland£80 Off!Add any two items on this offer to your basket, and the lower priced item will be half price in the checkout!
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PRINT Walter Wolfrum Knights Cross signature edition of 25 signed limited edition prints from the edition of 1150. Image size 25 inches x 16.5 inches (64cm x 42cm) Wolfrum, Walter
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PRINT Hugo Broch Knights Cross signature edition of 25 signed limited edition prints from the edition of 1150. Image size 25 inches x 16.5 inches (64cm x 42cm) Broch, Hugo
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PRINTKarl Spreitzer Knights Cross signature series edition of 50 prints, from the signed limited edition of 1150 prints. Image size 25 inches x 16.5 inches (64cm x 42cm) Spreitzer, Karl
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PRINTKerscher and Kujacinski Knights Cross signature series edition of 10 prints from the signed limited edition of 1150 prints.

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Image size 25 inches x 16.5 inches (64cm x 42cm) Kerscher, Albert
Kujacinski, Norbert
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PRINTAlbert Kerscher Knights Cross signature series edition of 100 prints from the signed limited edition of 1150 prints. Image size 25 inches x 16.5 inches (64cm x 42cm) Kerscher, Albert
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PRINTAlfred Rubbel Knights Cross signature edition of 100 prints from the signed limited edition of 1150 prints. Image size 25 inches x 16.5 inches (64cm x 42cm) Rubbel, Alfred
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*The value given for each signature has been calculated by us based on the historical significance and rarity of the signature. Values of many pilot signatures have risen in recent years and will likely continue to rise as they become more and more rare.
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Albert Kerscher (deceased)
*Signature Value : £80

German Army - Knights Cross with Oak Leaves. Oberfeldwebel Albert Kerscher was, like Otto Carius, a panzer ace from schwere Panzer Abteilung 502. He achieved his 100th kill in defending the Neuhauser Forest near Pillau, East Prussia in April 1945. On 22nd July 1944, 1st Lieutenant Otto Carius with his company of eight Tigers advanced towards the village on Malinava (northern suburb of Dunaburg) in order to halt the Russian advance. Carius and Kerscher took a Kubelwagen in order to check if the village was already in Russian hands. They discovered that Malinava had already been taken by the enemy. Carius recognised that the Russian tanks in the village were only advance troops waiting for the main force to arrive. He decided to recapture the village before the arrival of more Russian tanks. Carius returned to his company for briefing and explained his plan to take the village. He decided to attack the village with only two Tigers because there was only one road leading to the village and it meant very risky business. Six Tigers remained in the reserve while the Tigers of Carius and Kerscher moved towards the village of Malinava. Speed was the essence of the plan to take the Russians by surprise and immobilise their tanks. When they were about to enter the village, they could see two T-34/85 tanks rotating their turrets in their direction. Immediately Kerscher, following Carius at about 150 metres, fired two shots in rapid succession, and destroyed the two enemy tanks. This was the first time that Carius had encountered one of the latest JS-1 heavy tanks. The silhouette of the new heavy Russian tank was somewhat similar to that of the Tiger II, and Carius got confused at first but after a little hesitation, ordered his crew to fire at once, and the JS-1 burst into flames. Afterwards they realised that the entire battle was over in about twenty minutes. In such a short time, the two Tigers of Carius and Kerscher had knocked out 17 Russian tanks including the new JS-1. The Russians were taken by surprise and their quick and accurate perception of the situation were the main factors that led the two Tigers to victory. The achievement of Carius and Kerscher at Malinava is on the same level as the famous action of Michael Wittmann at Villers Bocage. He ended the war with a total score of 107. Albert Kerscher passed away on 12th June 2011.

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