"The Glorious Amateurs"
This print is dedicated to the men and women of the OSS. Legends like Jack Singlaub, Aaron Bank, Paul Cyr, William Colby, Bob Kehoe - the Jedburghs who led America's first shadow war in Europe during WWII. The Jedburghs were carefully selected elite, thinking soldiers teamed with British and French soldiers to infiltrate behind German lines to organize/train the French resistance and then lead them in combat operations against Nazi forces. The Jedburghs were the precursor to today's Army Special Forces and elements of the CIA.
As a multi-national force, the Jedburghs were coordinated and often equipped in part by the British Special Operations Executive (SOE). The American Jeds depicted in this print are equipped with a mixture of British and American uniforms and equipment while using American weaponry. The French maquis fighters are using a mixture of SOE supplied British weapons (like the Bren light machine gun and the Sten sub-machine gun) and captured German weapons.
Each giclee print measures 25" x 19" and is printed with archival inks on museum quality fine art paper. Paper prints are sold unframed and shipped rolled in a cardboard tube. The paper print includes SOE insignia and British jump wings used by Jedburgh troops on either side of the print title.
Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.