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Walcheren 1944

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Walcheren details
These are original paintings by Graham Turner, painted in gouache on watercolour board for the Osprey book 'Walcheren 1944'. They are unique pieces of hand-painted artwork by this well known historical artist.
Second World War Military Art by Graham Turner - Landing Craft off Walcheren WW2 PaintingLanding Craft off Walcheren Ref: GT-W1

Approaching Westkapelle's White Beach about 1000hrs on D-Day, 1 November 1944, an LCT (Landing Craft Tank) of the second wave passes a hard-hit support craft.

LCG(M) 101 was one of two support craft purposely designed to engage German beach defences at point-blank range with the 17-pdr anti-tank guns mounted in their two offset turrets. All of the shells fired by LCG(M) 101's Royal Marine gun detachments hit their target, but, immobilized on the hostile shore, the craft made easy targets themselves for the defenders. LCG(M) 102 was lost with all 41 hands, but LCG(M) 101 retracted from the beach using her kedge anchor before sinking half a mile offshore. Remarkably only two of her crew were lost.

Here, men of 41 (RM) Commando watch the drama unfold from the bow of their LCT as it heads towards the beach. The crew of the sinking LCG can be seen unrolling a life raft and bringing the wounded up on deck.

Gouache painting by Graham Turner - image size 21.5"x 14.5" (55 x 37cm)

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Price: 675.00



Second World War Military Art by Graham Turner - D-Day at Westkapelle WW2 PaintingD-Day at Westkapelle Ref: GT-W2

A Royal Marine commando watches amphibious vehicles stream ashore from a Landing Craft Tank (LCT) at Westkapelle, during the landings on the island of Walcheren on 1st November 1944.

In the foreground an unarmoured M29C Weasel slithers across the treacherous mud, while behind can be seen some LVTs (Landing Vehicles Tracked), known as 'Buffaloes', and an AVRE (Assault Vehicle Royal Engineers), adapted from the Churchill tank and fitted with a petard mortar.

Gouache painting by Graham Turner - image size 21.5"x 14.5" (55 x 37cm)

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Price: 675.00



Second World War Military Art by Graham Turner - Commandos in Vlissingen WW2 PaintingStreetfighting in Vlissingen Ref: GT-W3

British infantry dash across Bellamypark, Vlissingen (Flushing) during the beachhead fighting of 1st November 1944, following the allied landings on the island of Walcheren. Over eight days of bitter street fighting the Army and Royal Marines cleared the positions of their German defenders, opening the river Schelde and allowing supplies to reach the allies in time to help them withstand the German Ardennes offensive.

Gouache painting by Graham Turner - image size 21.5"x 14.5" (55 x 37cm)

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Price: 750.00



Purchasing an Original Painting

If you are interested in purchasing an original painting, please email Graham Turner at graham@studio88.co.uk to discuss the purchase or to arrange to visit.

Graham Turner's original paintings are offered for sale by the artist himself, rather than through Studio 88, which is our print publishing business. Consequently, payment directly to him is preferred.

Paintings are priced unframed, and copyright is not included.

Collection or Delivery of Original Paintings

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