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Paintings from British ParatrooperPaintings from British Paratrooper

These are original paintings by Graham Turner, painted in gouache on watercolour board for the Osprey book 'British Paratrooper 1940-45'. They are unique pieces of hand-painted artwork by this well known historical artist - CLICK HERE or on the photo of Graham at work for more information about how to purchase one of these paintings, or to arrange to visit us to view the originals.

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British Paratrooper 1942British Paratrooper 1942 Ref: GT174-A

The first battle honour earned by the Parachute Regiment was achieved for the raid on the radar station at Bruneval in February 1942. The central figure wears the early step-in smock and has a German helmet hooked on his belt, a souvenier from the raid. He is surrounded by a range of equipment including an SMLE Mk.III rifle with bayonet and bandoleer, a Webley Mk.VI revolver, whistle, knee pads, Celanese scarf, No.18 wireless set and X-type parachute.

Gouache painting by Graham Turner - image size 13"x 17" (33 x 43cm)

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Price: 545.00



Paratrooper TrainingParatrooper Training Ref: GT174-B

Parachute training at RAF Ringway.

Gouache painting by Graham Turner - image size 17"x 13" (43 x 33cm)

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Price: 395.00



British Paratrooper 1944British Paratrooper 1944 Ref: GT174-C

A British Paratrooper as he would have appeared on D-Day, 6th June 1944, wearing a Denison smock and carrying a Bren gun. Around the main figure are details of his '37 pattern webbing, MRC body armour, toggle rope, no.82 grenade or 'Gammon bomb' and Fairbairn-Sykes dagger.

Gouache painting by Graham Turner - image size 13"x 17" (33 x 43cm)

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Price: 545.00



ArnhemArnhem Ref: GT174-D

Paratroopers assemble an airborne trolley on their drop zone near Arnhem, September 1944.

Gouache painting by Graham Turner - image size 13"x 17" (33 x 43cm)

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Price: 525.00



The 'Red Devils'The 'Red Devils' Ref: GT174-E

A 3in. mortar team from the 1st Parachute Brigade during the battle of Kef El Debna, fought between 27th and 29th March 1943.

Gouache painting by Graham Turner - image size 17"x 13" (43 x 33cm)

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Price: 525.00



The Rhine CrossingThe Rhine Crossing Ref: GT174-F

Corporal Aaron Walton of the 13th Parchute Battalion prepares to jump with his Paradog Bing, on 24th March 1945 during Operation Varsity. Bing was already a veteran of the Normandy campaign, where he had been caught in a tree during the jump and injured by shrapnel.

Following the battle, Cpl. Walton and Bing, along with the rest of the 6th Airborne Division, made their way through Germany to meet up with the Russians at the baltic port of Wismar, where they were at the end of the war in Europe.

Gouache painting by Graham Turner - image size 13"x 17" (33 x 43cm)

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SOLD


Greece 1944Greece 1944 Ref: GT174-G

Paratroops from the 4th Parachute Battalion patrol the streets of Athens, trying to maintain order during the civil war between rival Greek factions in 1944.

Gouache painting by Graham Turner - image size 17"x 13" (43 x 33cm)

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Price: 545.00



Dressing Station, ArnhemDressing Station, Arnhem Ref: GT174-H

Wounded paratroopers are treated in a makeshift dressing station in Arnhem during Operation Market Garden in 1944.

Gouache painting by Graham Turner - image size 13"x 17" (33 x 43cm)

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Price: 450.00



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

The cost of shipping original paintings varies, depending on their size, value and destination. Our usual shipping rates do not apply, but we would be happy to provide a quote for shipping to your address if you are unable to collect.

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