COAST IN SIGHT
by Robert Taylor
With one engine out and serious damage to the starboard wing, a Mk.III Lancaster struggles to maintain height as the crew coax their battered aircraft slowly home after a gruelling night bombing mission to Germany in the autumn of 1944. Completed in 1986 this moving piece joins the library of other major editions undertaken during this period, classic works such as Bombers Moon, JG-52 and Last Flight Home.
It is therefore a fitting subject to begin this new Military Gallery Archive series, giving fans of Robert's early work the opportunity to acquire an unreleased edition. As with those early and long sold out releases, the prints have been signed by an astonishing collection of Bomber Command veterans which is now impossible to replicate.
Included are many who flew with the legendary 617 Squadron and the signatories on this release flew a staggering 1200 bombing missions between them, making this a historic collectors piece which is destined to become an instant classic.
Overall print size: 32” x 23 ½”
THE LIMITED EDITION
Joining artist Robert Taylor in signing every print are two decorated
veterans who flew with 617 Squadron, probably the most elite precision-bombing
unit of WWII:
Wg Cdr JOHN BELL MBE DFC
Flt Lt ARTHUR POORE DFC
400 Limited Edition
THE COLLECTORS EDITION
Flt Lt KEN TRENT DFC*
Flt Lt MURRAY VALENTINE
Sqn Ldr BENNY GOODMAN
Flt Sgt CHARLES AVEY
Flt Lt SYDNEY GRIMES
W.O. FRANK TILLEY
Sqn Ldr GEORGE ‘JOHNNY’ JOHNSON DFM
275 Collector’s Edition
25 Artist Proofs
With all the signatures of the Collector’s Edition, each print will be enhanced with a unique and highly collectible ORIGINAL pencil remarque, hand drawn in the lower margin of the print, creating a sought after collectors piece.
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