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"Spearhead" by Gareth Hector depicts "Eagle 7" in Cologne, with S/Sgt. Bob Earley observing a target that Clarence points out across the Rhine. Prints are available at Valor Studios hand autographed by Clarence & his fellow tankers!
"Unstoppable" by Gareth Hector depicts "Eagle 7" in the background (near the church) as it lead E-Company Shermans into the Reich, April 1945. The smoldering Tiger, knocked out from the air, is likely from the inventory at the Paderborn armor school. Prints are available at Valor Studios hand autographed by Clarence & his fellow tankers!
View stunning artwork that has been inspired by "Spearhead"
View this short "Spearhead" companion video about Clarence, Gustav, and Kathi Esser.
Please note this video reveals the ending of Spearhead.
"Spearhead" hero Buck Marsh sits down with Adam Makos to share the story of his friend Byron Mitchell and his encounter with a Tiger tank commander in Paderborn.
Please note this video contains spoilers.
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Cologne journalist Hermann Rheindorf first discovered the identity of Kathi Esser and introduced Clarence to Gustav Schaefer and Kathi's family. He’s produced a series of documentaries about the battle for Cologne that showcase some stunning footage.
There are some discrepancies between our research and the stories presented in these films. Notably, we reject the theory of a "trojan tank" and the theory that Kathi Esser was run over by an American tank. Both are a case of mistaken identity.
In regards to Kathi, even before Delling’s car drove into the crossfire, there was a second German car wrecked in the intersection and laying nearby were the legs of a dead German soldier—upper torso missing—and still wearing boots. You can see this in the film.
Following the battle and after Kathi’s body was removed, an elderly German woman reported that Kathi—who had been lying beside her car—was gone and she had been run over by a tank! Her proof? There was just a pair of legs laying in the street nearby, still wearing boots. She was describing the legs of the dead German soldier.
Discrepancies aside, for anyone seeking to explore the battle for Cologne further, Hermann's work is available for rent/purchase here.
Please note these video contains spoilers.