• Free Worldwide Delivery
  • Paypal and cc options
  • Genuine Product Guarantee
  • Money Back Guarantee
Winter Wolves <br>by Nicolas Trudgian
Winter Wolves <br>by Nicolas Trudgian

Winter Wolves
by Nicolas Trudgian


On December 16th 1944, Hitler mounted the largest offensive in the west since 1940. It was his last desperate offensive of World War II. With Germanys industrial heartland in ruins, its factories pulverised by Allied air raids, and opposing armies advancing on two fronts, the Third Reich appeared on the verge of collapse. The sudden and fierce reposte caught the Allied forces by surprise, forcibly demonstrating Germanys ability and will to continue the war. It was the Fuhrers last great gamble, and when American and British forces recovered to smash the brutal offensive, Hitler had spent the last energies of his crumbling empire. That final, desperate assault became known as the Battle of the Bulge. At dawn on December 26th, pilots of the 1st and 4h Staffels of 1./Gruppe JG26 took off to provide cover for the forward Panzer divisions, which were coming under attack from P51 ground attack fighters. Although flying brand new Focke-Wulf Fw190Ds, on take off they immediately lost contact with their controllers, forcing the Gruppe to adopt Free Hunt tactics. It made no difference, they quickly found the opposition! This painting captures the Fw190s of JG26 at full tilt, as they power across the spectacular winter landscape in the Ardennes. Flying at tree top height to avoid radar detection, the Luftwaffe pilots hurtle above German tanks and trucks lumbering towards the battlefront. The early morning glow glistens in the crisp morning snow bringing an air of serenity to a poignant and historic scene.

The Signatures

Each print has been signed by the artist and by:

  • General Walter Krupinski
  • Major Gerhard Schopfel
  • Oberst Eberhard Stephan











SIZE (Ex Frame)

33"x 24"



Certificate of Authenticity

Related product

You may be interested in related products or accessories. 

You have successfully subscribed!
This email has been registered