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COUP de GRACE - THE MÖHNE DAM
by Anthony Saunders

Coup de Grace Anthony Saunders

COUP DE GRACE
The book & print portfolio

The fifth aircraft to attack the Möhne dam on the night of 16 / 17 May 1943, Flt.Lt. David Maltby powers Lancaster AJ-J away from the target as his Upkeep mine successfully detonates against the already damaged dam wall. Within seconds the dam will rupture releasing a terrifying wall of water flooding into the valley below.

This prestigious limited edition portfolio, issued as a lasting tribute to the Dambusters and the men of 617 Squadron, includes an individually numbered copy of the book THE DAMBUSTERS.

Presented in its own luxury embossed slipcase, each book is accompanied by a matching-numbered copy of Anthony Saunders’ dramatic limited edition print COUP DE GRÂCE – THE MÖHNE DAM.

Overall Print Size: 27½ x 20

The Dambusters book and slip case

More than a year in production, this historically accurate book has been painstakingly researched with the direct assistance of world renowned expert Dr Robert Owen, official historian of the 617 Sqn Association. Lavishly illustrated with work by the world’s leading aviation artists, inspired by first-hand accounts from the veterans involved, the 128 pages provide a unique insight into the incredible story of the Dambusters and the subsequent wartime exploits of the legendary 617 Sqn.

THE COMMEMORATIVE LIMITED EDITION BOOK & PRINT PORTFOLIO

THE LIMITED EDITION
Joining artist Anthony Saunders in signing every print is one of the most highly-regarded veterans who flew on the Dambusters Raid:

Sqn Ldr GEORGE ‘JOHNNY’ JOHNSON DFM


THE 617 SQUADRON EDITION
With Seven Signatures
With all the components of the Limited Edition, each book contains a special collector’s bookplate signed by seven aircrew who ?ew with 617 Squadron during WWII:

Wg Cdr JOHN BELL MBE DFC
W.O. FRANK TILLEY
Sqn Ldr BENNY GOODMAN
Flt Lt KEN TRENT DFC*
Flt Lt SYDNEY GRIMES
Flt St CHARLES AVEY

Each bookplate is also signed by ‘Johnny’ Johnson.


THE BOMBER COMMAND ARTIST PROOFS
With Thirty Five Signatures
Recognising the incredible sacri?ce made by the airmen of Bomber Command, this highly restricted edition comprises all the components of the 617 Squadron Edition, but the collectors’ bookplate is additionally signed by 28 aircrew who served with great distinction in RAF Bomber Command during WWII:

Flt Sgt TOM SAYER DFM
W.O. ROY BRIGGS
W.O. DEREK GURNEY
Flt Lt TOM PAYNE
W.O. CHARLIE DARBY
Flt Lt GEORGE DUNN DFC
Flt Lt ALAN PAYNE DFC
Sqn Ldr DOUGLAS JOSS MBE
W.O. REX STATHAM
W.O. ERIC HORSHAM
W.O. KEN JOHNSON
Flt Lt JOHN COOPER AFM
W.O. FRANK TOLLEY
W.O. HARRY IRONS DFC
W.O. CECIL CHANDLER
Flt Lt JACK BLANCHARD DFC
Flt Sgt RON GARD
Flt Lt GORDON MELLOR
W.O. TED KEY
W.O. RON TOMLIN
Flt Lt RUSSELL WAUGHMAN DFC AFC Ld’H
Flt Lt JOHN TROTMAN DFC*
Flt Sgt LEN MANNING Ld’H
W.O. REG PAYNE
W.O. HARRY WINTER
Fg Off VIC FARMER
Flt Lt ‘STEVIE’ STEVENS DFC AE
W.O. HAROLD KIRBY


THE DAMBUSTERS EDITION & REMARQUES
With Forty Two Signatures
To commemorate the 133 airmen who took part in Operation Chastise, this historic and exclusive edition comprises all the elements of the Bomber Command Artist Proofs but includes an additional bookplate which is personally autographed by EIGHT veterans of the legendary Dambusters Raid:

Sgt DOUGLAS WEBB DFM
Sqn Ldr LES MUNRO DSO DFC
Sgt RAY GRAYSTON
Cpl KEN LUCAS
Sgt FRED SUTHERLAND
Cpl MAUREEN STEVENS
Dr MARY STOPES-ROE

Each bookplate is also signed by ‘Johnny’ Johnson.


THE TRIBUTE EDITION
With Fifty Signatures
With all the components of the Dambusters Edition, each highly-collectible FIFTY SIGNATURE portfolio is issued with a unique original pencil drawing by Anthony Saunders which is signed by two of the most iconic pilots ever to ?y with 617 Squadron:

Gp Cpt JAMES TAIT DSO*** DFC*
Flt Lt BILL REID VC

Each drawing has been conservation matted to include the signatures of six more highly-decorated Bomber Command aircrew:

Sqn Ldr NORMAN SCRIVENER DSO DFC
A/Cdr DAVID STRONG CB AFC
Grp Cpt DRANE LOWE CBE DFC AFC
MRAF Sir MICHAEL BEETHAM GCB CBE DFC AFC FRAes
W.O. ERNEST KENWRIGHT DFC DFM
Flt Lt ERIC JONES DFC


THE GICLÉE STUDIO PROOFS

Anthony Saunders’ dramatic painting is faithfully replicated on canvas using the latest high-definition technology. UK orders pre-stretched ready for framing - overseas orders are unstretched and shipped rolled. Each giclée is individually numbered, hand-signed by the artist and issued with a matching-numbered book which is presented in its own luxury embossed slipcase and contains a specially issued bookplate signed by:

Sqn Ldr GEORGE ‘JOHNNY’ JOHNSON DFM

Overall canvas size: 36” wide x 24” high


Limited Edition - Book & Print Portfolio
Edition Size - 250

617 Squadron Edition
Edition Size - 50

Bomber Command Artist Proofs
Edition Size - 40

The Dambusters Edition
Edition Size - 35

Giclee on Canvas
Edition Size - 75

Remarque
Edition Size - 15

Double Remarques
Edition Size - 10

Tribute Edition
Edition Size - 5

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