This is the title page of one of the most dramatic story of the Maupassant cycle, where an old French lady decides to kill the 4 Prussian soldiers that were stationing in her house once she receives a letter that announces her son's death in the war. War and its craziness still revereberates today within the borders of Northern Europe. It seems we never learn.
Some pages from Battaglia's body of work reached the market for a brief time window a few years ago, the auction went sold out. After that even, Battaglia's top quality work hasn't been available no more. This is a unique chance to buy a page (or others from this story, and a few from Milon) from one the most important Artist in European Comics history, Hugo Pratt used to call Battaglia "the Masters' Master".