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 Southern England, 19th August 1942.  Alex Thom arrives safely at the airfield of No.87 Squadron in a Miles Master.  He would immediately take off to return to Dieppe in Hurricane LK-A, seen in the background.

Air Taxi by David Pentland. (P)
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 Rittmeister Karl Bolle Commander Jasta 2 early 1918.

Alone in a Winter Sky - Fokker Triplane DR1 by David Pentland. (P)
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 The image shows Lancaster AJ-G attacking the Mohne dam.  Alongside is the portrait of AJ-G pilot Wing Cdr G P Gibson.  The very first aircraft to attack the dams, AJ-G dropped its bomb short of the Mohne, but drew anti-aircraft fire away from the following Lancasters, before returning home safely<br><br><b>Crew of <i>G for George</i> :</b><br><br>Pilot : Wing Cdr G P Gibson<br>Flight Engineer : Sgt J Pulford<br>Navigator : Plt Off H T Taerum<br>Wireless Operator : Flt Lt R E G Hutchison<br>Bomb Aimer : Plt Off F M Spafford<br>Front Gunner : Flt Sgt G A Deering<br>Rear Gunner : Flt Lt R D Trevor-Roper.

Tribute to the 617 Sqn Dambusters Crew of Lancaster AJ-G by David Pentland. (P)
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 Lancaster AJ-T of No.617 Sqn being towed by tractor to its dispersal slot by a Women's Auxiliary Air Force driver at Scampton, May 1943, in preparation for Operation Chastise.

Tractor Girl by David Pentland. (P)
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 The image shows Lancaster AJ-N pulling away after its successful breach of the Eder dam.  Alongside is the portrait of AJ-N pilot Plt Off L J Knight.  This aircraft was the third aircraft to make the tricky attack on the Eder dam.  Despite the approach being made difficult by the terrain, AJ-N successfully breached the Eder dam with its bomb, and returned home safely.<br><br><b>Crew of <i>N for Nan</i> :</b><br><br>Pilot : Plt Off L J Knight<br>Flight Engineer : Sgt R E Grayston<br>Navigator : Flg Off H S Hobday<br>Wireless Operator : Flt Sgt R G T Kellow<br>Bomb Aimer : Flg Off E C Johnson<br>Front Gunner : Sgt F E Sutherland<br>Rear Gunner : Sgt H E O'Brien.

Tribute to the 617 Sqn Dambusters Crew of Lancaster AJ-N by David Pentland. (P)
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 Gazelle of Army Air Corps 661 Squadron on a reconnaissance mission for British 7th Armoured Division during Operation Desert Storm.

Desert Gazelle by David Pentland. (P)
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 Borisov, Russia, 2nd July 1941.  The battle for Minsk lasted 12 days, when it ended 300,000 soviet troops had been taken prisoner.  In the air fierce battles were fought to smash an escape route to the citys defenders.  It was during this chaos that Gerd Barkhorn scored his first victory against a Soviet DB-3 bomber. He had flown 120 missions throughout the Battle of Britain, and only succeeded in being shot down himself.  It was only in Russia that his career really took off.  By the end of the war he was credited with 301 victories in 1104 missions.

Above the Cauldron by David Pentland. (P)
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 Berlin, Germany, 24th March 1944.  While taking part in what was to be the last major RAF bombing raid on the German capital, Avro Lancaster AS-C of 166 Squadron was unlucky to have both port engines hit by flak.  As the crew prepared to bale out, the aircraft again came under fire, this time by an enemy nightfighter.  Knocked unconscious by one of the fighters shells, mid gunner Sgt. W.H. Burnell was trapped in the doomed bomber as it fell to the ground from 25,000 ft.  Unbelievably he survived and apart from bruising his only injury was a gashed head from the stray shell.

Night of Strong Winds by David Pentland. (P)
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 Targul Fromos, Rumania, April 1944.  10th Staffel (Panzerjager) Schlachtgeswader 2. Junkers Ju87Gs of 10th Staffel (Panzerjagers), Schlaghtgeswader  2, led by Oberst Hans Ulrich Rudel, corner a battalion of the new Soviet Josef Stalin 2 tanks on the Rumanian plains. Despite their heavy armour the tanks were vulnerable from above to the special anti tank guns of the Stukas.

Tank Hunters by David Pentland. (P)
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Albert Kerscher

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Hugo Broch

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Century of Tanks 1916 -2016 is currently in production and is available to pre-order at a special pre-publication price of 20 from this website.

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2016 marks the first centenary of the Tank and to commemorate this anniversary renowned military artist David Pentland has drawn from his vast archives of paintings and drawings to illustrate the evolution of this powerful and deadly weapon in combat over the last hundred years. For the purposes of this book the definition of a tank has been limited to that of a fully tracked armoured vehicle, which usually carries a turret armed with a main gun. Omitted therefore, are assault guns, self-propelled anti-tank and artillery vehicles which may be returned to in a future volume. 

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 2016 marks the first centenary of the Tank and to commemorate this anniversary renowned military artist David Pentland has drawn from his vast archives of paintings and drawings to illustrate the evolution of this powerful and deadly weapon in combat over the last hundred years. For the purposes of this book the definition of a tank has been limited to that of a fully tracked armoured vehicle, which usually carries a turret armed with a main gun. Omitted therefore, are assault guns, self-propelled anti-tank and artillery vehicles which may be returned to in a future volume.

Century of Tanks 1916 - 2016 by David Pentland. (C)
 North Africa, 18th November 1941.  Italian Autoblinda armoured cars of Gen. Gambara's XX Mobile Corps trade shots with forward reconnaissance elements of the British 22nd Armoured Brigade, during the initial hours of Operation Crusader.  Their quick withdrawal to report their contact would give the Italian main force a timely warning of the unexpected attack.

Enemy Ahead by David Pentland. (PC)
 The Fezzan, Libya, North Africa, November, 1942.  The Italian Reparto Celere 3 of the 'Raggruppamento Sahariano AS', was the first unit to be equipped with the unique Camionetta 42 'Sahariana'.  The platoon was used for patrols and had its first clashes with the LRDG on 17 November, when it lost one Sahariana, and on 25 November, when it succeeded in destroying four out of the eight enemy vehicles it encountered.

The Hunters by David Pentland. (PC)
  Bir El Gubi , North Africa, 4th December 1941.  Young soldiers of the 'Giovani Fascisti' Division man a 47mm Breda Anti Tank gun during bitter fighting against the 4th Indian Division.  Comprised of volunteers aged from 17 to 21, the GGFF, earned a reputation for bravery, and the nickname <i>Mussolini's Boys</i>.

Mussolini's Boys by David Pentland. (PC)

 Egypt, North Africa, 13th - 20th September 1940.  Carro Veloce L3 /33 tankettes and MVSN Blackshirts advance into Egypt from Libya as part of the long awaited offensive by the Italian 5th and 10th Armies in North Africa.

Objective Cairo by David Pentland. (PC)
  Gabes, Tunisia, 21st November 1942.  Following the capture of Thelepte and its airfield by US paratroops, Axis forces responded by sending German paratroops to Gafsa, and a scratch force of Italians to occupy Gabes.  This force designated '50 Special Brigade' consisted of 6th Infantry Battalion, 557th Semovente Group, (75/18 Assault Guns), and the 15th Armoured Battalion from the Centauro Armoured Division plus 3 Artillery battalions.

Special Brigade 50 by David Pentland. (PC)
 British Somaliland, 1940.  Italian Carro Amato M11/39 tanks of the 'Compania Speciale Carri M' advance on the British held town of Zeila.  These where only one of two medium tank companies of 12 tanks each which were deployed in Africa Orientale (Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Somaliland) by the Italian Army.

The Road to Zeila by David Pentland. (PC)
 North Africa, 30th September - 6th November 1942.  During the final battle at El Alamein the Italian paratroopers of the 185th <i>Folgore</i> Parachute Division held the southern end of the Axis defence line down to the Qattara Depression.  For several days they repelled constant attacks by a succession of Commonwealth units including the vaunted 7th Armoured Division, <i>The Desert Rats</i>.  All of this ended on November 6th, when the last organized group commanded by Colonel Camosso and Major Zanninovich, surrounded by British tanks, finished its ammunition reserves.  From an initial strength of 5,000, only 306 paratroopers were still alive.  For their bravery, the British gave them the singular honour of allowing the Folgore survivors to retain their weapons on their surrender.

Folgore at El Alamein by David Pentland. (PC)

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 Abram M1A1 tanks and Bradley APCs of Charlie Company, the Cobras, 1-64 Desert Rogues Armoured Battalion, US 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanised) drive into central Baghdad, through Saddams famous war memorial.

Through the Hands of Victory, Baghdad, Iraq, 7th April 2003 by David Pentland. (GL)
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 After almost two months of continuous fighting in the front line, remnants of the 12th SS Panzer Division, Hitler Jugend, fall back under incessant air attacks by allied fighter bombers for their final battles in France. In their defense of the northern flank of what is to become the Falaise Gap the new Jagdpanzer IV in particular is to prove a formidable foe to the attacking British and Canadian tanks.

The Falaise Gap, Normandy, 12th - 20th August 1944 by David Pentland.
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 Braving intense enemy fire, Lt. Col. RB Mayne, Commanding Officer 1st SAS Regiment devastated a German ambush and subsequently rescued wounded troops of his own unit who had been pinned down while on a reconnaissance mission for the 4th Canadian Armoured Division.

Paddys Fourth DSO, The Olderburg Raid, 9th April 1945 by David Pentland. (GS)
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1st Lieutenant Otto Carius commanding 2nd Company of the 502nd heavy tank Battalion, with eight Tigers, advanced towards the village of Malinava (a northern suburb of Dunaburg), to halt the Russian advance. Following a reconnaissance Lieutenant Otto Carius explained his plan to take the village. He decided to attack using only two tanks because there was only one narrow road leading to the village. Six Tigers therefore remained in the reserve while Lt Carius and Lt. Albert Kerschers (one of the most decorated commanders of sPzAbt 502) tanks moved towards the village. Speed was the essence and afterwards, Otto Carius recalls that the entire battle did not last more than 20 minutes. in this short time, Carius and Kerscher knocked out 17 of the new JS-1 Stalin and 5 T-34 tanks. Following this he deployed 6 of his tanks in an ambush against the remainder of the Soviet tank battalion advancing toward him, unaware of their lead companies demise. Surprise was complete and a further 28 tanks were destroyed along with their supporting trucks and vehicles, the complete battalion had been wiped out for no loss.

The Tigers Roar, Malinava, Latvia, July 22nd 1944 by David Pentland. (P)
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 As the spearhead of Army Group North, 6th Panzer Division had deployed two Kampgruppe across the Dubyana river as jump off points for the drive towards Leningrad. Prior to the ensuing battles for the bridgeheads General Solyalyankin, commander of 2nd Tank Division, infiltrated a single KV2 and some infantry across the river to interdict the German supply road to Rasyeinyia. For two days the Soviet tank fought off all attempts to clear it from the road (including a night attack by German sappers) in the process destroying a convoy of supply trucks, a battery of the new Pak38 anti-tank guns, and an 88mm gun. It was only the combined efforts of a platoon of PZ35(t)s who distracted the lone tank to its front while a 88mm AA gun scored some eight hits from the rear that finally knocked it out. as the Germans inspected the silent KV they were stunned as the turret once again began to move, a quick thinking engineer dropped a few grenades through the 88 holes in the turret and finally silenced the monster.

The Roadblock, Dubyana River, Lithuania 23rd - 24th June 1941 by David Pentland. (GL)
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 Boeing Chinook of No.7 Squadron (detachment) from RAF Aldergrove, flying on supply duty in the west of the province.

Chinook over the Sperrins by David Pentland. (AP)
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Flanked by his Companion heavy cavalry, Alexander, King of Macedon, led the charge which broke through the left wing of the Persian army, and forced Darius, the Great King, to flee the battlefield.  Persian success against his own left wing forced him to delay his pursuit of the routed troops, but by the end of the day the battle was won, and the heart of the Persian empire lay at his feet.

Alexander at Arbela, Plain of Gaugamela, Iraq, 331BC by David Pentland. (P)
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 After suppressing the initial German defences, the Sherman Crab flail tank of Lance Sgt Johnson, 3 Troop C Squadron the 22nd Dragoons, 79th Armoured Division,  clears a path through a minefield to allow tanks of 27th Armoured Brigade, and men of 3rd Infantry Division to breakout  from the beaches. Fire support from surviving Sherman DD (amphibious) tanks of 13th /18th Hussars (QMO), proved invaluable in the initial push towards Caen

D-Day, Sword Beach, Normandy 1944 by David Pentland. (GS)
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The Pedestal Convoy, to provide desperately needed supplies to the beleaguered Mediterranean island of Malta in August 1942, was perhaps one of the most famous and strategically important convoys of World War II.  It had a powerful escort, including three aircraft carriers, one of which was HMS Indomitable.  Closely escorted by the cruiser HMS Sirius, she came under heavy attack from both German and Italian bombers on the 12th of August 1942 and was eventually forced to turn back after bomb damage put her flight deck out of action.

The Pedestal Convoy - HMS Indomitable by Anthony Saunders. (GS)
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 The battle of Texel helped bring successful conclusion to the 3rd Dutch war. the Dutch conceding the English claim to sovereignty in the Narrow Sea.
The Battle of Texel, 11th August 1673 by Abraham Storck (GS)
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GIFP2406GS. A View of Richmond, Yorkshire by Edmund John Niemann.
A View of Richmond, Yorkshire by Edmund John Niemann. (GS)
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 The class leader of three destroyers built to the U.S. Charles F Adams class design for the Royal Australian Navy, HMAS Perth served with distinction for 34 years before being scuttled in 2001 to form an artificial reef in King George Sound.  She is depicted here passing through the Suez canal on one of her many deployments.

HMAS Perth at Suez by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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In the reletive comfort of a stable, two Polish Lancers rest and tend one of their horses.

Lancers in a Stable by Horace Vernet.
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 Barely 300m above the distinctively meandering Piave River on 17th April 1918, an intense aerial battle took place between Sopwith Camels of 28 Sqn RFC and pilots of Flik 41J of the Austro-Hungarian Air Force near Arcade, north east of Venice.  The Commander of Flik 41J, Godwin von Brumowski, the Austro-Hungarian 'Ace of Aces', dueled with Lieutenant W C Hargrave, flying Camel B6342, a battle in which the distinctive red Albatros D.III (Oef) 153.45, emblazoned with its identifying skull motifs gained the upper hand, sending Lt Hargrave's machine to the ground to claim victory number 31. This 'kill' was shared that day with Oblt Friedrich Navratil, the first of his 10 victories, whose aircraft can be seen in the distance.

Close Combat - The 31st Victory by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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GIBA2082GS.  Sounding of the Horn by Cesare Auguste Detti.
Sounding of the Horn by Cesare Auguste Detti. (GS)
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 Standing just five feet two inches tall, Andrew Beauchamp-Proctor had to have his SE5a specially modified to accommodate his small stature, but the diminutive South African was a giant in the air, claiming a total of 54 victories before the end of the war, many of them observation balloons which made him one of the top balloon-busting aces of the RFC. But many aircraft fell to his guns, too, as here when on 21st August 1918 he claimed an Albatros C-Type as victory number 34 whilst flying D6856 of 84 Squadron.

Captain Andrew Beauchamp-Proctor by Ivan Berryman. (GL)
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Oberfeldwebel Willi Reschke

One of the outstanding younger Luftwaffe pilots, Willi Reschke was one of the leading members of JG300 Wilde Sau flying the Fw190A in the 'Defence of the Reich'. Towards the latter months of the war he transferred to the Stabsschwarm of JG301, still flying the Fw190A. Awarded the Knight's Crossin April 1945, he was credited with 26 victories - all in the west - including 18 four engined bombers.

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Top Cover by Gerald Coulson.

Top Cover by Gerald Coulson.
Dove of Peace by David Pentland. (D)

Dove of Peace by David Pentland. (D)
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US Airborne Paratrooper Prints by Robert Taylor and David Pentland.
Day Drop - Stick 21 by Robert Taylor. (AP)
Day Drop - Stick 21 by Robert Taylor. (AP)
Holding the Line by David Pentland.

Holding the Line by David Pentland.
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D-Day Airborne Assault Prints by David Pentland and Robert Taylor.
A Foothold in France by David Pentland.

A Foothold in France by David Pentland.
Day Drop - Stick 21 by Robert Taylor.
Day Drop - Stick 21 by Robert Taylor.
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Flying Fortress Aviation Art by Nicolas Trudgian and David Pentland.
Rocket Attack by Nicolas Trudgian.

Rocket Attack by Nicolas Trudgian.
Deadly Pass by David Pentland.

Deadly Pass by David Pentland.
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82nd Airborne Paratrooper Military Prints by David Pentland.
Here Come the Cavalry by David Pentland.

Here Come the Cavalry by David Pentland.
Chuting Up by David Pentland.

Chuting Up by David Pentland.
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US Airborne Forces in Normandy Prints by Richard Taylor and David Pentland.
Liberation - Sainte Mere Eglise by Richard Taylor. (AP)
Liberation - Sainte Mere Eglise by Richard Taylor. (AP)
First to Fight by David Pentland. (AP)

First to Fight by David Pentland. (AP)
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B-25 Mitchell Aviation Art Prints by Anthony Saunders and David Pentland.
Battle of the Brenner by Anthony Saunders.

Battle of the Brenner by Anthony Saunders.
Doolittle Raider, Tokyo, April 18th 1942 by David Pentland.

Doolittle Raider, Tokyo, April 18th 1942 by David Pentland.
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David Pentland

David Pentland

One of Europe's Leading Military and Aviation Artists, David Pentland has produced a wealth of Paintings for Cranston Fine arts, who are proud to have David as one of their leading Artists. As you browse down his wonderful work you may be interested to know that many of the Paintings are still available, and to a collector his work would certainly be a valuable addition. David's Paintings have gone up in value over the past 2 years, and have seen a growth in value of nearly 100%.



David with one of his original paintings in the originals gallery at Cranston Fine Arts, and at a print signing session with a print of one of his pencil drawings.

 

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