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Tanks on the Marne - France, 18th July 1918 by David Pentland. (P)


Tanks on the Marne - France, 18th July 1918 by David Pentland. (P)

Schneider CA1 Tanks of the French tenth army spearhead the successful counter offensive against the German army on the river Marne. Overhead a tenacious Junkers JI artillery spotter dogs their tracks. The Second Battle of the Marne, though not an overwhelming victory, spelt the end of German successes on the Western front, and a turning point for the allies.
Item Code : DHM1689PTanks on the Marne - France, 18th July 1918 by David Pentland. (P) - This Edition
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Other editions of this item : Tanks on the Marne - France, 18th July 1918 by David Pentland.DHM1689
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PRINT Signed limited edition of 200 giclee art prints. Image size 26 inches x 17 inches (66cm x 43cm)Artist : David Pentland30 Off!Add any two items on this offer to your basket, and the lower priced item will be half price in the checkout!Now : 125.00VIEW EDITION...
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Limited edition of 50 artist proofs. Image size 26 inches x 17 inches (66cm x 43cm)Artist : David PentlandAdd any two items on this offer to your basket, and the lower priced item will be half price in the checkout!180.00VIEW EDITION...
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Small limited edition of 20 artist proofs. Image size 12 inches x 8 inches (31cm x 20cm)Artist : David Pentland5 Off!Add any two items on this offer to your basket, and the lower priced item will be half price in the checkout!Now : 70.00VIEW EDITION...
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