THE DAMBUSTERS – THREE GOOD BOUNCES GICLÉE CANVAS PROOF
“As we came over the hill we saw the Möhne Lake. Then we saw the dam itself. In that light it looked squat, and heavy, and unconquerable”
Wing Commander Guy Gibson
Within seconds of successfully releasing their Upkeep ‘bouncing bomb’, “Dinghy” Young and the crew of AJ-A ‘Apple’ are hurtling over the damaged fortress-like wall of the Möhne, the largest dam in Europe controlling a vital source of water to the industries of the Ruhr valley.
As AJ-A clears the dam, Commanding Officer Guy Gibson flying alongside noted that Young’s bomb made ‘three good bounces’ before striking the dam wall in exactly the right position. It will quickly sink alongside the granite blocks before the hydro-static fuse detonates the mighty weapon. In the foreground, with lights on, Gibson helps draw some of the remaining enemy fire as he continues to sow doubt into the already confused German garrison. Below them all the Möhne’s power station burns, a result of John Hopgood’s attack in Lancaster AJ-M whose bomb bounced over the dam wall hitting the hydro-electric station.
To help commemorate the 75th Anniversary of this legendary mission, the Military Gallery is delighted that this powerful image is now part of Robert Taylor’s hugely popular series of Studio Proofs on canvas.
Using the latest high-definition, digital Giclée technology, this stunning painting is replicated onto fine canvas under the direct supervision of the artist and is available in two different sizes making an ideal centrepiece for any collection.
Released pre-stretched and ready to frame.
Canvas Size: 38” wide x 22” high
Image Size: 60” wide x 34” high.
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- 38 x 22 inches
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