Robert Taylor Catalogue

SWORDFISH ATTACK AT TARANTO

by Robert Taylor

Robert Taylor Swordfish at Taranto


Aircraft – Swordfish

On 11th November 1940, twenty magnificent but outdated Swordfish biplanes were launched from the carrier HMS Illustrious and headed for Taranto under cover of darkness to deliver one of the most decisive attacks of World War II. Two illuminated the harbour with flares while the remaining Swordfish decimated the Italian navel fleet, re-establishing British naval supremacy in the Mediterranean.

Signed in pencil by the artist Robert Taylor together with two Swordfish aircrew from 815 Squadron Fleet Air Arm who made the daring attack on the Italian Fleet:
Commander Charles Lamb DSO DSC,
Vice-Admiral Sir Hugh ‘Dick’ Janvrin KCB CB DSO

Overall print size: 24 inches wide x 20 inches high.

1500 Restricted Edition prints

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