Aces on the Western Front by Robert Taylor

Aces on the Western Front by Robert Taylor


The ancient Norman monastery on Mont St. Michel provides the majestic backdrop as a group of Me109s race across the coast returning to their forward base in northern France after a fighter sweep across the English Channel in early 1941.

During the spring of 1941 almost all of the great Luftwaffe fighter leaders – men such as Galland, Molders and Trautloft – duelled across the English Channel on a daily basis with RAF Fighter Command.

Their supremo, Herman Goering, has extended the presence of the Luftwaffe all along the north coast of France preparing for a new aerial offensive against England. The leading pilots on both sides are often twenty year olds, ‘veterans’ who have survived the Battles of Britain and France. The locals now have to make the best of life under occupation, and have grown used to the aerial battles that are increasingly common overhead. Life is a continuing contrast between peaceful tranquillity and the frantic pace of war.

But the Abbey of Mont St Michel has seen it all before: built by the Normans on a solid rock of granite rising 250 feet out of the sea, this ancient monastery has witnessed conflict over almost a thousand years. It now plays backdrop to one of Robert Taylor’s most iconic paintings - Aces on the Western Front.

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We are delighted to announce that this famous piece has now been authorised as the latest Masterwork to be enhanced by the creation of these new GICLÉE STUDIO PROOF ON CANVAS.