THE DAMBUSTERS 70th ANNIVERSARY PORTFOLIO Final Briefing & The Breach
This atmospheric pair of prints commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Dambuster Raids are available individually or as part of a matching-numbered pair.
RAF Scampton - 16 May 1943 20.55hrs
Everyone at Scampton suspected that something big was about to happen. The crews of the recently formed 617 Squadron, hand-picked by their CO Wing Commander Guy Gibson, had been training hard for weeks and then late in the afternoon of 16 May 1943 came a call over the station tannoy: "All crews of 617 Squadron to report to the briefing room - immediately."
As the sun’s rays fade fast, it is the signal to start the engines and Guy Gibson readies his crew to climb inside their waiting Lancaster - AJ-G 'George.
Every print in all of the editions has been hand numbered and personally signed by the artist as well as a veteran who served on that historic night in 1943:
- Corporal Maureen Stevens
The Möhne Dam - 17 May 1943 00.49hrs
This dramatic scene depicts Guy Gibson engaging enemy flak positions whilst Lancaster AJ-J, with pilot David Maltby at the controls, banks steeply away after delivering the coup-de-grace. A huge explosion and towering pillar of water marks the breach where a vast torrent of water begins to rush into the valley below. The first of the mighty dams have been cracked apart.
Every print in all of the editions has been hand numbered and personally signed by the artist. In Tribute to the crews of 617 Squadron who undertook the historic Dambuster Raid, each print has been signed by a veteran who was serving on that historic event:
- Squadron Leader George Johnson MBE DFM
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