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THEIR FINEST HOUR - THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN 1940


HISTORIC COMMEMORATIVE BOOK

This superb new book 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.

In the 75th Anniversary year, what better way to commemorate this momentous event than with this outstanding new collector's book, which is perfect for adding signatures at our many up and coming signing events.

CONTACT US NOW TO RESERVE YOUR COPY!



LONGEST SUMMER by Anthony Saunders


NEW PRINT & BOOK PORTFOLIO

Announcing a truly superb new edition released to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

This new print is issued as part of the Limited Edition Portfolio, with the book THEIR FINEST HOUR, and the edition is personally signed by veterans that actually fought during the Battle of Britain - a truly remarkable and historic piece.

Also available as a commemorative GICLÉE STUDIO PROOF.


Given the limited numbers of this historic Battle of Britain commemorative edition, we expect the release to sell quickly. Contact us now for availability.



THE DUXFORD AIR SHOW – 23rd & 24th MAY


OFFICIAL BATTLE OF BRITAIN BOOK & PRINT LAUNCH

We are delighted to be hosting the launch of the superb new book THEIR FINEST HOUR and Anthony Saunders’ outstanding new print LONGEST SUMMER. We’ll be joined by some amazing WWII veterans who served during the Battle of Britain and one of the leading artists in the industry:

Aviation Artist Anthony Saunders - Anthony possesses a superb grasp of the speed and power required when portraying scenes of aerial combat and will spend many hours researching every composition to ensure that it is historically and technically correct in every detail. His ability to bring to life breath-taking skyscapes and machines of aerial combat with the rich colours of oil means that Anthony is without doubt one of the industry's most exciting artists.

Leading Aircraftsman BILL JONATHAN (Saturday only) - served with 32 Sqn as ground crew at Hawkinge throughout the Battle of Britain before transferring to RAF Bomber Command. He played an important role preparing aircraft during the Normandy Campaign and was later one of the first ground crew members to see the newly captured Me262.

Corporal ALEC GRAY - graduating from RAF Uxbridge in 1940 he was as an Aircraft Airframe Fitter until 1946. Joining 19 Sqn as ground crew he was stationed at two of the busiest air bases during the Battle of Britain, Duxford and Fowlmere. Part of Leigh-Mallory's 'Big Wing' he served with such legends as Douglas Bader and George Unwin.

Chief Fitter JOE RODDIS - a crew chief fitter in the RAF from 1939 to '45 and worked on Spitfires all this time, during the Battle of Britain he was Bob Doe’s fitter and was also involved in the Normandy campaign working on numerous forward bases during 1944 and 45. He stayed in the RAF post war and in the early 50's was posted to 617 Sqn on Canberras and saw action in Malaya conflict.

Section Officer JOAN FANSHAWE - worked in the Ops Room at RAF Uxbridge and was a special duty WAAF working shifts plotting the air battle during the Battle of Britain at this pivotal unit.

PLEASE BE AWARE – The UK Gallery will be open by appointment only from 20th – 26th May as we prepare for our exhibition at Duxford. As always, our phone lines are open and we look forward to hearing from you.



NORMANDY VETERANS SIGNING EVENT – 31st May


D-Day 6th June 1944 changed the course of the war in Europe. We are honoured to be joined at the UK Gallery in Wendover by WWII veterans who took part in the Allied invasion of occupied Europe.

More information to follow shortly…

Our guests are happy to sign items for customers and entry is FREE but STRICTLY by ticket only and we are currently taking bookings so please contact us now to reserve your place.



D-DAY ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION, NORMANDY GALLERY – 6th June


We are delighted to be hosting an outstanding exhibition at the Normandy Gallery to commemorate D-Day 1944 and the allied advance through occupied Europe.

If you are in Normandy then come and visit our Gallery in the square at Sainte-Mère-Église.



BIGGIN HILL AIRSHOW – 13th June


FESTIVAL OF FLIGHT

We are pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting some of our finest pieces at the Biggin Hill Festival of Flight.

If you are attending this event please come and visit our display.



THREE NEW GICLÉE STUDIO PROOFS ON CANVAS FROM ROBERT TAYLOR


HEIGHT OF THE BATTLE

COMMEMORATING THE 75th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN

Sqn Ldr ‘Sailor’ Malan, C.O of 74 Sqn and one of the great Battle of Britain Aces, peels his Spitfire over to attack a force of Luftwaffe He111 bombers, 11th September 1940.

Printed onto fine canvas, each carefully crafted Studio Proof is signed by Robert Taylor, stamped on the back, hand-numbered and issued with a Certificate of Authenticity. Each canvas is released pre-stretched ready to simply drop into a frame of your choice.



MAPLE LEAF SCRAMBLE


Hurricanes of 1 Sqn (RCAF) scramble to intercept Luftwaffe raiders in August 1940.



HURRICANE ATTACK


Sqn Ldr John Grandy pounces on a Bf110 at the height of the Battle of Britain.


These superb Studio Proofs are available individually, as matching-numbered pairs, or as a full set whilst stocks allow.


ORDERS ARE NOW BEING TAKEN - CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO RESERVE YOUR COPIES.

Newly Added Releases
1) THEIR FINEST HOUR - THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN 1940
2) LONGEST SUMMER
3) LONGEST SUMMER - THE GICLEE STUDIO PROOF
4) HEIGHT OF THE BATTLE - THE GICLEE STUDIO PROOF
5) MAPLE LEAF SCRAMBLE - THE GICLEE STUDIO PROOF
6) HURRICANE ATTACK - THE GICLEE STUDIO PROOF
7) PHANTOM SHOWTIME
8) SUMMER PATROL
9) THE DAMBUSTERS - THREE GOOD BOUNCES
10) THE BREACH

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