THE WORK HORSE - New Release by Anthony Saunders

A new release from Anthony Saunders featuring the mighty Lancaster!

8 January 2020


One of the very few Lancasters to complete 100 missions, LM227 UL-I (I-Item) of 576 Squadron returns over a snow-capped landscape to RAF Fiskerton after another gruelling mission to Germany during the winter of 1944-45.

In his breath-taking tribute to the Lancasters of Bomber Command and the crews who flew them, Anthony Saunders has chosen one of the 35 ‘ton-up’ Lancasters to take centre stage in his atmospheric piece The Work Horse. Using his considerable talent Anthony magically conjures up a glorious winter landscape just as it must have been on that cold, crisp, snow-clad morning of 5 January 1945 when Lancaster LM227 UL-I – call sign ‘I-Item’ of 576 Squadron once again made it safely home. Battle-scarred and with her paintwork showing the signs of a long, hard winter ‘I-Item’ descends gradually towards RAF Fiskerton. Now, with gear down on final approach, the weary pilot must concentrate hard as he steadies the bomber for touchdown. Behind them the rest of the squadron, some probably damaged with wounded on board, follow them home.


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