Hold Fast by James Dietz
December 24, 1944: Just two days prior, the German forces had demanded the surrender of the 101st Airborne, threatening them with “total annihilation.” In reply came the answer: “Nuts!” Now, another German attack comes, on a frigid morning, the day before Christmas. From the tree line of the Bois Jacques, the Screaming Eagles respond with thunderous firepower and a battle cry—“Hold fast!” At this crucial hour, these young men will give their country the most memorable Christmas gift of all: Victory. Two days later, on December 26, the German siege will be broken and the battle for Bastogne will be won.
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VICTORY EDITION LESS THAN 15 REMAIN!
190 limited-edition prints, signed by James Dietz and 8 veterans: E-Co. paratroopers Buck Compton, "Wild Bill" Guarnere, Earl McClung, Brad Freeman, Ed Tipper and Al Mampre, 1st SSF commando & 101st vet Bert Winzer and Bulge resupply C-47 pilot Fred Trenck! Includes a .30 caliber casing recovered in the Ardennes, photos, jump wings, 506th pin and COA with "History Behind the Art."
MAIN EDITION LOW SUPPLY!
200 limited-edition prints, signed by James Dietz and 3 veterans: Easy Company paratrooper Rod Strohl, who fought in the battle depicted, 1st SSF commando & 101st Bastogne paratrooper Bert Winzer, 502nd PIR Bastogne defender Michael Camasso (bonus signature). Includes the signature of "Wild Bill" Guarnere (extracted), perfect to frame beneath the print. Also comes with photos, jump wings, 506th pin and COA with "History Behind the Art."
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180 limited-edition prints
A Valor Studios giclee edition may be released. A Signer Proof edition exists, not-for-sale. An Artist Proof & Gallery Edition exist, signed only by the artist.
"Hold Fast" is hand-signed by a collection of WWII heroes! Signers vary print by print. Please click "editions" to see which veterans signed which prints.
Buck Compton- Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne
Brad Freeman - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne
"Wild Bill" Guarnere - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne
Clancy Lyall - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne
Don Malarkey - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne
Al Mampre - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne
Jim "Pee Wee" Martin - George Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne
Earl McClung - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne
Bob Noody - Fox Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne
Phil Perugini - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne
John Primerano - HQ, 501st PIR, 101st Airborne
Richard Rohleder - 320th Glider Field Artillery, 82nd Airborne
Rod Strohl - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne
Ed Tipper - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne
Fred Trenck - C-47 pilot on D-Day, 441st TCG
Bert Winzer - 1st SSF & George Company, 501st PIR, 101st Airborne