AN OUTSTANDING NEW BOOK AND PRINT PORTFOLIO COMMEMORATING
THE DAMBUSTERS RAID OF MAY 1943
On the night of 16 / 17 May 1943, nineteen specially modified Lancasters
of 617 Sqn left RAF Scampton to attack the mighty dams of the Ruhr valley
using an ingenious 'bouncing bomb'. What followed would become legendary
as one of the most audacious bombing raids ever attempted, and within
hours the destruction of the Möhne and Eder dams would wreak havoc
with the German war machine.
This latest cameo drawing from Robert’s Graphite Collection portrays
the Lancaster of Wing Commander Guy Gibson leading the first wave with
precision low flying over Holland en-route to the Möhne dam.
Each print is accompanied by a matching numbered copy of the fascinating
book, We Will Remember Them, written with Guy Gibson's widow, Eve Gibson,
and the portfolio includes the original signatures of Dambuster veterans:
Each print is individually numbered and personally signed by the artist
along with two RAF veterans who served with 617 Squadron on the Dambusters
Sqn Ldr GEORGE 'JOHNNY' JOHNSON DFM
The Bomb Aimer on Lancaster AJ-T that attacked the Sorpe Dam, scoring
a direct hit.
Cpl KEN LUCAS
Ground Crew Fitter who installed the special modifications to the Lancasters
for the raid.
125 Limited Edition
25 Artist Proofs
Overall Print Size: 12” x 8 ¾”
THE MATCHING NUMBERED BOOK
This unique insight into the life of Guy Gibson – the leader of
the Dambusters Raid – is written by the man who devoted himself
to tend Gibson’s grave and final resting place in Holland.
Compiled with Gibson’s widow, Eve Gibson, this fascinating book
is packed with photographs, diagrams and illustrations telling the story
of Operation Chastise as never before.
THE MATTED COLLECTORS EDITION
Each accompanying book also includes a specially released signed bookplate
45 Collectors Edition
Overall Matted Size: 16 ¾” x 14 ½”
This FIVE signature edition is conservation matted to
include RAF Wings and the original pencil signatures of two further Dambuster
Sgt FRED SUTHERLAND (matted)
The Front Gunner on Lancaster AJ-N which attacked, and successfully breached,
the Eder Dam.
Fg Off RAY GRAYSTON (matted)
The Flight Engineer on Lancaster
AJ-N piloted by Les Knight, which breached the Eder Dam.
Dr MARY STOPES-ROE (bookplate)
The daughter of Sir Barnes Wallis who, as a child, helped inspire her
father to develop the ingenious Bouncing Bomb used in the raid.
THE MATTED REMARQUES
There are few better ways to acquire Robert's original work than his
exquisite pencil remarques. Each remarque drawing will be individually
created on a separate sheet of paper and set into the conservation matting.
These highly collectible editions are only available in extremely limited
quantities so contact us early with your requirements.
5 Matted Remarques
5 Matted Double Remarques
Overall Matted Size: 16 ¾” wide x 16 ¼” high
(matted size may vary)
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