This painting and poem is based on a photograph that was taken
in 1974 of a 2nd Armored Division Sherman tank in a field
between Magoster and Beffe, Belgium. It was a casualty of the
2nd SS-Panzerdivision in the Ardenne in January of 1945.
"By this fence near a quiet wood,
I sit alone where once I stood,
Beside my brothers in a row;
As Panzers attacked from the treeline below.
The farmland echoed the sound of war,
Where only peace had been before,
And here where things are meant to grow,
I fought and fell in blood-staind snow.
The years since then have drifted by,
I rust away beneath the sky,
In a country free from Hitler's reign,
My sacrifice was not in vain."
Signed by: Michael Wooten
Print Size: 21" x 17 1/2"