Air Combat Paintings Vol VI and Normandy Nemesis by Robert Taylor
NORMANDY NEMESIS Issued with Air Combat Paintings Volume VI RAF & Commonwealth Edition
When Johnnie Johnson led the Mk IX Spitfires of his 144 Canadian Wing to temporary airstrip B.3 near the village of St Croix sur Mer, a few miles inland from the Normandy beach head, they were making history. As they landed on the hastily constructed Summerfield mesh tracking runway on D-Day plus 9, they became the first Allied air force unit to be based in former occupied Europe, and the first to operate in France after D-Day.
Mk IX Spitfires of 443 Squadron RCAF, based at St Croix sur Mer tangle with a group of Fw190s whom they had encountered on a fighter sweep near Alençon, in southern Normandy on 23 June 1944. During the melée that followed, their Squadron Leader, Wally McLeod, quickly destroyed two Fw190s, whilst another Fw190 was badly damaged.
Overall size: 27 wide x 191/2 high
Lieutenant General Avi.Baron MIKE DONNET: Major HANS-EKKEHARD BOB
To have one volume of paintings published would see many artists reach the pinnacle of their career, but Robert Taylor is something special. Widely acknowledged as the foremost aviation artist in the history of the genre, this new volume in his best-selling Air Combat Paintings series is, incredibly, Volume SIX! Already being spoken of as the finest volume of his works ever published, this new edition brings you his very latest and up to date work accompanied by informative text written with refreshing originality.
This wonderful new 128 page case-bound book is printed on heavy weight art paper and contains over 70 images reproduced in full colour, supported by a host of beautiful drawings and informative photographs, including many images never previously seen, and gold-blocked titles emblazon the spine.
Readers will experience some of the worlds greatest air battles as visualised by the worlds master of aviation art, and the story of how these masterworks came into existence.
This outstanding book is available with a choice of two different specially produced jackets - one to represent the USAAF and the other the RAF and Commonwealth - the choice is yours!
Volume VI RAF & COMMONWEALTH Edition
THE FOREWORD - Written by Peter Jackson
Together with a 27,000 word text, the book contains the significant and valuable contribution of Peter Jackson who has written the Foreword. New Zealander Peter Jackson is a multi Academy award winning film director, producer and screenwriter, best known for directing The Lord of the Rings trilogy of films, and his 2005 remake of the classic King Kong. 'The Lovely Bones' is due to be released in late 2009 and among his latest projects is a remake of the classic 1954 film of The Dam Busters. A lifelong aviation enthusiast, he is an avid collector of aviation memorabilia and art, and has long been a fan of Robert Taylors work.
THE RAF & COMMONWEALTH COLLECTORS EDITION
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