HALIBAGS - Original Pencil Drawing
As a pair of Hurricanes return home after a long day of patrols, Halifax bombers of 405 Squadron RCAF based at Pocklington are being loaded in preparation for another long-range mission over Germany.
Sometimes less revered than the Avro Lancaster, the mighty Handley Page Halifax was introduced into service in November 1940, months before its four-engine counterpart. Between them, the ‘heavies’ of Bomber Command wreaked havoc on the Nazi war effort with Prime Minister Winston Churchill kindly reminding the House of Commons:
“…night after night, month after month, our bomber squadrons travel far into Germany, find their targets, often under the heaviest fire, often with serious loss, with deliberate, careful discrimination, and inflict shattering blows upon the whole of the technical and war-making structure of the Nazi power. On no part of the Royal Air Force does the weight of the war fall more heavily than on the daylight bombers…”
Richard’s detailed drawing has been expertly framed to include a museum-quality reproduction RAF sweetheart breve as a tribute to those who flew with Bomber Command.
- Original Pencil
- 21.25 x 15.25 inches
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