IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT CHECKOUT - some customers are experiencing problems. We use PayPal to process our payments - you should not need a PayPal account though, a 'Pay by Credit or Debit Card' option should display on the PayPal panel - this should allow guest checkout. Some customers are not getting this option. We are working on this. In the meantime if you call our Sutton Coldfield gallery on 0121 355 1333 (9.30 - 5.00 Mon to Sat) we can take card payment over the phone. Apologies for the inconvenience.


A Welcome at the Inn by Nicolas Trudgian


A Welcome at the Inn by Nicolas Trudgian features USAAF B-17s returning to their base in England.

The USAAF bomber bases of World War Two were situated in the heart of rural England.  Surrounded by countryside and pretty villages, it took the crews little time to become ‘regulars’ at the nearest village inn, where traditionally there was Open House to American servicemen.

A few convivial hours at the pup after a gruelling mission provided a welcome escape from the rigours of combat flying. Today, many years on, most of those local pubs are still there, serving up that unique brand of British hospitality which is so cherished in the memories of the USAAF aircrews. Never was the welcome at the inn more warmly appreciated than on Christmas Eve, 1944. General von Rundstedt had launched a massive offensive in the Ardennes, and the situation was critical. The Eighth Air Force was called upon to mount its largest single operation of the war, and on that day over 2000 American bombers climbed into the cold air and headed for the battlefields.

After fighting their way through to the target, neutralising enemy airfields, and pounding highways and rail tracks, the elated crews headed home only to find the gathering mists swirling around their bases. After landing and debriefing, they were in the mood to party down at the village inn. And they did!

Nicholas Trudgian has painted a wonderfully nostalgic rendering of B-17s returning over a Suffolk village on that memorable Christmas Eve. His painting will bring back nostalgic memories to thousands of American servicemen who spent Christmas away from home, so long ago. 

Each print in Nicolas Trudgian's Limited Edition, A Welcome At The Inn, is signed by four distinguished USAAF bomber pilots who flew the B-17 during World War Two:
Colonel George P. Birdsong
Captain Vernon L. Grim
Captain James A. Myl
Major Robert Simpson.


Published in 1996 this print sold out some time ago and is becoming increasingly difficult to find. This copy is in mint condition and comes with the original Certificate of Authenticity.

Note: the 'Nicolas Trudgian' logo on the bottom right of the image does not appear on the actual print itself.

Artist:

Nicolas Trudgian


From:

Military Gallery


Edition:

600



Size:

30 x 23 inches overall including borders.



£0.00 £245.00
0 Rewards Points
QTY
Out Of Stock

We also recommend

First Flap of the Day - Artist Proof by Nicolas Trudgian

First Flap of the Day - Artist Proof by Nicolas Trudgian

£145.00
King of the Strafers by Nicolas Trudgian

King of the Strafers by Nicolas Trudgian

£40.00
Adolf Galland Tribute by Nicolas Trudgian

Adolf Galland Tribute by Nicolas Trudgian

£95.00
P-38 Lightning by Nicolas Trudgian

P-38 Lightning by Nicolas Trudgian - Bargain Print

£20.00
Colditz - Under New Management by Nicolas Trudgian

Colditz - Under New Management by Nicolas Trudgian

£50.00
Desert Victory by Nicolas Trudgian

Desert Victory by Nicolas Trudgian

£165.00
Victory Over Gold - D-Day Ann Ed AP by Nicolas Trudgian

Victory Over Gold - D-Day Ann Ed AP by Nicolas Trudgian

£175.00
Three Hundred Club by Nicolas Trudgian

Three Hundred Club by Nicolas Trudgian - Bargain Print

£245.00
Richthofen's Flying Circus by Nicolas Trudgian

Richthofen's Flying Circus by Nicolas Trudgian - Bargain Print

£55.00
Teamwork by Nicolas Trudgian

Teamwork by Nicolas Trudgian

£70.00
A Tribute to Grumpy by Nicolas Trudgian

A Tribute to Grumpy by Nicolas Trudgian

£25.00
Johnnie Johnson Tribute by Nicolas Trudgian

Johnnie Johnson Tribute by Nicolas Trudgian

£85.00
Homeward Bound by Nicolas Trudgian - Bargain Print

Homeward Bound by Nicolas Trudgian - Bargain Print

£60.00
Mustangs Over the Eagles Nest - Nicolas Trudgian - Bargain Print

Mustangs Over the Eagles Nest - Nicolas Trudgian - Bargain Print

£75.00
Mustangs Over the Mediterranean by Nicolas Trudgian

Mustangs Over the Mediterranean by Nicolas Trudgian

£145.00
Moonlight Hunter by Nicolas Trudgian - Bargain Print

Moonlight Hunter by Nicolas Trudgian - Bargain Print

£90.00
Desert Victory - Artist Proof by Nicolas Trudgian

Desert Victory - Artist Proof by Nicolas Trudgian

£220.00
A Welcome at the Inn - Artist Proof by Nicolas Trudgian

A Welcome at the Inn - Artist Proof by Nicolas Trudgian

£275.00
Five in One Day by Nicolas Trudgian

Five in One Day by Nicolas Trudgian

£60.00
Day of the Fighters by Nicolas Trudgian

Day of the Fighters by Nicolas Trudgian

£375.00

IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT CHECKOUT - some customers are experiencing problems. We use PayPal to process our payments - you should not need a PayPal account though, a 'Pay by Credit or Debit Card' option should display on the PayPal panel - this should allow guest checkout. Some customers are not getting this option. We are working on this. In the meantime if you call our Sutton Coldfield gallery on 0121 355 1333 (9.30 - 5.00 Mon to Sat) we can take card payment over the phone. Apologies for the inconvenience.


The item has been added to your basket

Continue Shopping
Proceed To Checkout