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Aircraft Greeting Card featuring the digital art Close Quarters by Pat Speirs

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Close Quarters Greeting Card




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Our greeting cards are 5" x 7" in size and are produced on digital offset printers using 100 lb. paper stock. Each card is coated with a UV protectant on the outside surface which produces a semi-gloss finish. The inside of each card has a matte white finish and can be customized with your own message up to 500 characters in length. Each card comes with a white envelope for mailing or gift giving.

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Charlotte, NC

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Congratulations Pat!

Nice work, Pat !!!

Wow two of my favorites in one spot. Love this image. I knew the 17 was a very small airplane and that is illustrated very clearly here. Thanks for sharing.

Pat Speirs replied:

Thanks Arne, your interest much appreciated. A further DVII print in the mill.

Artist's Description

WW1 Series �Close Quarters� One of the final engagements of the famous �Escadrille Lafayette� in early 1918. The Escadrille Lafayette was formed largely from volunteer American airmen and operated on the WW1 Western Front battlefields from 1916 onwards - as America was a non-combatant until 1918 the Squadron was commanded by a French aviator and supplied with French Nieuport 11 and 17 aircraft. The Escadrille became the equally famous �Hat in the Ring� gang in 1918 when America officially started air operations in Flanders. Of the 38 US volunteers 10 were killed in action. The image shows a Nieuport 17 tangling with the redoubtable Fokker DVII in a typical close quarters combat.

About Pat Speirs

Pat Speirs

Have been interested in photography since just after WW2, when film became freely available again, using Kodak Autographic equipment. Graduated, in the 50's, to 35mm and was involved in photographic work during my 17 yrs as RAF aircrew - navigator. Since retirement and migrating to Canon digital equipment have been involved with two of my sons and one grandson in a considerable amount of photographic activity, particularly composite images. Now producing digital art prints with the major emphasis on classic warbird aviation.

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