In the last days of the battle for Berlin a handful of King Tiger tanks survived to defend the city. King Tiger 314 was commanded by SS-Unterscharfüher Georg Diers.
On April 18, his tank and King Tiger 100 were ordered to attack from the Postdamer station towards the Anhalter station several blocks away. They became engaged in a day long fight with Soviet T-34 and JS-2 tanks. They were finally forced back to the Postdamer station as shown in this painting.
The following day King Tiger 100 was disabled by Soviet tanks and eventually abandoned.
Dier's crew claimed to have destroyed 39 Soviet tanks in the Berlin fighting.
Following Hitlers death, Dier's King Tiger took part in an attempted breakout with other armored vehicles, only to be finally disabled by a German mine.
FROM: Osprey's, Campaign 293- Downfall 1945
EDITION: 75 signed giclée prints.
PRICE: Includes UK postage.
PRINT SIZE: Dimensions are approximate and include a signed border