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LONGEST SUMMER - THEIR FINEST HOUR
THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN 1940

Longest Summer by Anthony Saunders

THE 75th ANNIVERSARY OF T HE BATTLE OF BRITAIN COMMEMORATIVE LIMITED EDITION BOOK AND PRINT PORTFOLIO

Including a truly outstanding limited edition print by one of the world's most collected aviation artists:

THEIR FINEST HOUR
Their Finest Hour

There are few visual records of the dramatic encounters that took place during the summer of 1940 as Nazi Germany prepared to invade Britain. Published to commemorate the 75th Anniversary, this 128 page, full colour hard-back book, relives the historic events of the Battle of Britain through the eyes of some of the world's leading aviation and military artists.

This beautifully illustrated collection of paintings and drawings – many of which have been specially commissioned for this book – have been carefully selected from the archives of the Military Gallery to commemorate the Battle of Britain.

ROBERT TAYLOR, acknowledged as the world’s premier aviation and maritime artist, leads the way. Also included is the work of ANTHONY SAUNDERS, GERALD COULSON and RICHARD TAYLOR.

Their Finest Hour leads us through the major events and other memorable stories that happened in that historic summer of 1940. These exceptional images help knit together this account of the Battle of Britain, creating a visually inspiring masterpiece.

128 page hard back case-bound book. Overall size approx: 9½ x 12 inches

LONGEST SUMMER
- Anthony Saunders -

Longest Summer by Anthony Saunders Overall print size: 30½" wide x 23" high

Harvesting is briefy interrupted as Mk.I Spitfres of 609 Squadron pass low overhead. The young pilots return to 10 Group Sector Station at Middle Wallop after successfully engaging Luftwaffe raiders attacking naval facilities on the south coast, August 1940.

This prestigious signed limited edition portfolio, specially issued to commemorate 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain, includes an individually numbered limited first edition copy of the book Their Finest Hour, presented in its own luxury embossed slipcase.

Each book is accompanied by a matching-numbered copy of the limited edition print Longest Summer by Anthony Saunders. Every copy of this stirring and evocative print is signed by the artist along with a highly respected Battle of Britain Hurricane Pilot:

Wing Commander JOHN ‘TIM’ ELKINGTON
Hurricane Pilot with 1 Sqn / 1 victory

THE LIMITED EDITION
325 Limited Edition


THE ARTIST PROOFS with FIVE signatures
Issued with a signed copy of the print Longest Summer, each book includes a highly collectible library bookplate, personally signed by a further four Battle of Britain veterans:

Flight Lieutenant TERRY CLARK DFM AE
WOp/AG on Blenheims with 219 Sqn / 6 victories

Wing Commander TERENCE KANE
Spitfire Pilot with 234 Sqn / 1 victory

Chief Technician JOE RODDIS
Ground Crew, Chief Fitter with 234 Sqn on Spitfires

Flying Officer KEN WILKINSON
Spitfire Pilot with 616 & 19 Sqns

THE ARTIST PROOFS with five signatures
25 Artist Proofs


THE 75th ANNIVERSARY EDITION with TEN signatures
With all the components of the Artist Proofs each print is personally signed by a further five Aircrew who flew in combat during the Battle of Britain. This very special TEN signature edition is a living historical account of one of the most crucial periods of British history and an exclusive collector’s item:

Wing Commander TOM NEIL DFC* AFC
Hurricane Pilot with 249 Sqn / 14 victories

Squadron Leader TONY PICKERING AFC
Hurricane Pilot with 32 & 501 Sqns / 1 victory

Flight Lieutenant ARCHIBALD McINNES
Hurricane Pilot with 601 & 238 Sqns

Flight Lieutenant WILLIAM ‘BOB’ HUGHES DFC AFC
WOp/AG on Blenheims with 23 Sqn

Wing Commander RICHARD ‘DICKIE’ SUMMERS OBE AFM
Observer on Blenheims with 219 Sqn

THE 75th ANNIVERSARY EDITION with ten signatures
75 Anniversary Edition


THE 75th ANNIVERSARY REMARQUES

Remarque sample

The Anniversary Edition is further enhanced by the inclusion of two remarque editions, each containing an original pencil drawing, beautifully crafted to order by artist Anthony Saunders in the lower margin of the print Longest Summer. Each drawing is unique and will be themed to the Battle of Britain. The DOUBLE remarques are twice the size of a single Remarque and even more elaborate in detail – personal requests for drawings can be made at the time of ordering.

With the growing demand for Anthony’s outstanding remarques we urge collectors to order as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

THE 75th ANNIVERSARY REMARQUES with ten signatures
25 Remarques
10 Double Remarques


THE GICLÉE STUDIO PROOFS ON CANVAS

Longest Summer Giclee on Canvas by Anthony Saunders

Using the very latest high-defnition giclée technology Anthony Saunders fabulous painting Longest Summer is faithfully replicated on canvas as part of this exciting Portfolio. Issued pre-stretched from the Military Gallery studio, each Giclée Studio Proof is numbered and signed by the artist and issued with an individually numbered limited first edition copy of the book Their Finest Hour, presented in its own luxury embossed slipcase. Each book includes a highly collectible library bookplate, personally signed by FIVE Battle of Britain veterans:

Wing Commander JOHN ‘TIM’ ELKINGTON

Squadron Leader KEN WILKINSON

Wing Commander TERENCE KANE

Chief Technician JOE RODDIS

Flight Lieutenant TERRY CLARK DFM AE

THE GICLÉE STUDIO PROOFS with five signatures
75 Giclée Studio Proofs

Sent stretched for mainland UK orders: Sent rolled ready for stretching outside the UK

Overall canvas size: 20" high x 30" wide

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