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Escort for the Straggler WW2 multiple signed WW2 Robert

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Escort for the Straggler WW2 multiple signed WW2 Robert

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Escort for the Straggler WW2 multiple signed WW2 Robert Taylor print. 25 x 32 inches. Numbered 285/600 RAF. On 25 April 1945 the RAF despatched over 300 Lancasters to attack ‘The Eagles Nest’, Hitler’s private mountain top castle at Berchtesgaden. It was a symbolic raid, for the war was almost over, but it seemed appropriate that after nearly six years of continual combat, crews of the RAF should be allowed this almost final gesture of the air war in Europe. Two aircraft, above all others, came to symbolise the deeds of the men and machines of the RAF: The Spitfire, magnificent in defence, lethal in attack, and the mighty Lancaster, the awesome heavy bomber that took the war to the heart of Nazi Germany. To pay tribute to these two legendary aircraft and the men who flew them, Robert’s emotive painting depicts Spitfires escorting damaged Lancaster UL-M2 of No. 576 Sqn as it crosses the English coastline. UL-M2 completed 140 operations, more than any other Lancaster in the war. This iconic print has become a classic in aviation art and much sought after on the secondary market. Three different versions were produced, each with a different companion print and with different signature versions. This is signed by The Artist and WW2 heroes Group Captain HUGH 'COCKY' DUNDAS CBE DSO DFC, Wing Commander LADDIE LUCAS, Flight Lieutenant BILL REID VC, Wing Commander ERNEST RODLEY DSO DFC AFC AE, Squadron Leader NORMAN SCRIVENER DSO DFC AE. Condition report odd fox marks to top and tiny ding in rh border. All autographs are genuine hand signed and come with a Certificate of Authenticity. We combine postage on multiple winning lots and can ship worldwide. UK postage from £4.99, EU from £6.99, Rest of World from £8.99.
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Escort for the Straggler WW2 multiple signed WW2 Robert

Estimate £30 - £40
Dec 13, 2019
Starting Price £30
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0874: Escort for the Straggler WW2 multiple signed WW2 Robert

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Est. £30 - £40Starting Price £30
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Fri, Dec 13, 2019 05:00 AM
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Lot 0874 Details

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Escort for the Straggler WW2 multiple signed WW2 Robert Taylor print. 25 x 32 inches. Numbered 285/600 RAF. On 25 April 1945 the RAF despatched over 300 Lancasters to attack ‘The Eagles Nest’, Hitler’s private mountain top castle at Berchtesgaden. It was a symbolic raid, for the war was almost over, but it seemed appropriate that after nearly six years of continual combat, crews of the RAF should be allowed this almost final gesture of the air war in Europe. Two aircraft, above all others, came to symbolise the deeds of the men and machines of the RAF: The Spitfire, magnificent in defence, lethal in attack, and the mighty Lancaster, the awesome heavy bomber that took the war to the heart of Nazi Germany. To pay tribute to these two legendary aircraft and the men who flew them, Robert’s emotive painting depicts Spitfires escorting damaged Lancaster UL-M2 of No. 576 Sqn as it crosses the English coastline. UL-M2 completed 140 operations, more than any other Lancaster in the war. This iconic print has become a classic in aviation art and much sought after on the secondary market. Three different versions were produced, each with a different companion print and with different signature versions. This is signed by The Artist and WW2 heroes Group Captain HUGH 'COCKY' DUNDAS CBE DSO DFC, Wing Commander LADDIE LUCAS, Flight Lieutenant BILL REID VC, Wing Commander ERNEST RODLEY DSO DFC AFC AE, Squadron Leader NORMAN SCRIVENER DSO DFC AE. Condition report odd fox marks to top and tiny ding in rh border. All autographs are genuine hand signed and come with a Certificate of Authenticity. We combine postage on multiple winning lots and can ship worldwide. UK postage from £4.99, EU from £6.99, Rest of World from £8.99.

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