NIGHT SKIES OVER THE REICH PORTFOLIO
A NEW PAIR OF PRINTS FROM ARTISTIC MAESTRO ANTHONY SAUNDERS
FEATURING THE BITTER STRUGGLE IN THE NIGHT SKIES OVER GERMANY
On the night of 23/24 August 1943, a lone Fw190 of the Luftwaffe’s
crack unit JG300 Wilde Sau, defiantly engages a force of RAF Lancasters
in the heavily defended, flak-torn skies over Berlin. With the heavy bombers
illuminated by bursting flak and the fires of the burning city below,
the Luftwaffe pilot engages his target, just one of over 700 RAF long-range
bombers thrown into the assault that night.
It was the opening salvo to the Battle of Berlin, the long and bitter
aerial offensive against Hitler’s seat of power that would rage
throughout the winter to follow. From November 1943 till March 1944 RAF
Bomber Command would make 16 massed attacks on Berlin. When the battle
was over, the capital of the Third Reich lay shattered and in ruin, but
the crews of RAF Bomb Command had paid a heavy price – 492 aircraft
failed to return.
Depicting the full drama of this massive raid, Anthony Saunders’
powerful new painting – Berlin Boar Fight – is a masterful
interpretation of events that night, created with extra authenticity of
first hand reports from some of those who took part.
Overall print size 26.5" x 19.5"
Each print has been individually signed by a further two RAF Bomber Command
veterans who flew Lancasters on night time bombing raids over Germany
along with one of the Luftwaffe’s most respected night fighter Aces:
Warrant Officer REG WHITE
Rear Gunner with 460 Sqn, was shot down on a Berlin raid and taken PoW.
Flight Lieutenant ERIC HOOKINGS
Pilot with 619 Sqn, shot down by Fw190 night-fighter and taken PoW.
Oberleutnant ROLF EBHARDT Iron Cross
Flew Fw190 and Me110 Night Fighters, scoring 8 victories.
The prints in this new portfolio are available either individually or
as a matching numbered pair representing excellent value for money:
Signed and Numbered Print - Edition Size - 350
Artist Proof - Edition Size - 25
Remarques - Edition Size - 25
Double Remarque -Edition Size - 10
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