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THE DAMBUSTERS & Epic Raids of 617 Squadron - Multi-Signed Ed's


Price per Unit (piece): £195.00


THE DAMBUSTERS - AND THE EPIC WARTIME RAIDS OF 617 SQUADRON by The Military Gallery

In the early hours of Monday 17 May 1943 one of the most daring low-level night time raids in the history of air warfare took place, when nineteen Lancaster crews from the newly formed 617 Squadron successfully attacked the great dams of Germany. Their audacious mission – codenamed Operation Chastise – gained them immediate fame and legendary status.

After the Dambusters Raid the squadron remained operational, becoming known as precision-bombing specialists, undertaking some of the most famous missions of WWII; the Dortmund-Ems Canal, Kembs Barrage and sinking of the mighty German Battleship Tirpitz are just a few of the countless operations carried out by the unit.

There are few photographic records of these dramatic events, but this lavishly illustrated book tells their incredible story through an unparalleled collection of paintings and drawings from some of the world’s most talented aviation and military artists, inspired by first-hand accounts from the veterans involved.

Carefully selected from the archives of the Military Gallery, works by Richard Taylor, Anthony Saunders, Gerald Coulson, Simon Smith and the world’s foremost aviation artist Robert Taylor are all featured.

With 128 pages packed full of colourful works along with many new maps, diagrams and specially commissioned unseen artwork, this stunning visual record leads us through the preparations and execution of the Dambusters Raid. From the development of the ‘Bouncing Bomb’, the crews that took part and a detailed account of the mission, we are then taken on a journey into the units’ exploits after Operation Chastise.

Painstakingly researched with the assistance of world renowned expert Dr Robert Owen, official historian of the 617 Sqn Association, this historically accurate account provides a unique insight into the incredible story of the Dambusters and the subsequent wartime exploits of the legendary 617 Sqn.

Overall book size approx: 9½ x 12 inches

1st Edition 128 page hard back case-bound book

 

THE COMMEMORATIVE LIMITED EDITION BOOK & PRINT PORTFOLIO

This prestigious limited edition portfolio, issued as a lasting tribute to the Dambusters and the men of 617 Squadron, includes an individually numbered copy of the book presented in its own luxury embossed slipcase,

each book is accompanied by a matching-numbered copy of Anthony Saunders’ dramatic limited edition print

"COUP DE GRÂCE – THE MÖHNE DAM"

The fifth aircraft to attack the Möhne dam on the night of 16 / 17 May 1943, Flt.Lt. David Maltby powers Lancaster AJ-J away from the target as his Upkeep mine successfully detonates against the already damaged dam wall. Within seconds the dam will rupture releasing a terrifying wall of water flooding into the valley below.


Overall Print Size: 27½" x 20"

 



THE LIMITED EDITION £125.00 (edition size: 250)

Joining artist Anthony Saunders in signing every print is one of the most highly-regarded veterans who flew on the Dambusters Raid:

Sqn Ldr GEORGE ‘JOHNNY’ JOHNSON DFM


THE 617 SQUADRON EDITION £195.00 (edition size: 50)

With Seven Signatures and all the components of the Limited Edition, each book contains a special collector’s bookplate signed by seven aircrew who flew with 617 Squadron during World War Two:

Wg Cdr JOHN BELL MBE DFC

W.O. FRANK TILLEY

Sqn Ldr BENNY GOODMAN

Flt Lt KEN TRENT DFC*

Flt Lt SYDNEY GRIMES

Flt St CHARLES AVEY

Each bookplate is also signed by Sq Ldr George ‘Johnny’ Johnson DFM

THE BOMBER COMMAND ARTIST PROOFS £275.00 (edition size: 40)

With Thirty Five Signatures recognising the incredible sacrifice made by the airmen of Bomber Command, this highly restricted edition comprises all the components of the 617 Squadron Edition, but the collectors’ bookplate is additionally signed by 28 aircrew who served with great distinction in RAF Bomber Command during World War Two:

Flt Sgt TOM SAYER DFM

W.O. ROY BRIGGS

W.O. DEREK GURNEY

Flt Lt TOM PAYNE

W.O. CHARLIE DARBY

Flt Lt GEORGE DUNN DFC

Flt Lt ALAN PAYNE DFC

Sqn Ldr DOUGLAS JOSS MBE

W.O. REX STATHAM

W.O. ERIC HORSHAM

W.O. KEN JOHNSON

Flt Lt JOHN COOPER AFM

W.O. FRANK TOLLEY

W.O. HARRY IRONS DFC

W.O. CECIL CHANDLER

Flt Lt JACK BLANCHARD DFC

Flt Sgt RON GARD

Flt Lt GORDON MELLOR

W.O. TED KEY

W.O. RON TOMLIN

Flt Lt RUSSELL WAUGHMAN DFC AFC Ld’H

Flt Lt JOHN TROTMAN DFC*

Flt Sgt LEN MANNING Ld’H

W.O. REG PAYNE

W.O. HARRY WINTER

Fg Off VIC FARMER

Flt Lt ‘STEVIE’ STEVENS DFC AE

W.O. HAROLD KIRBY

THE DAMBUSTERS EDITION £395.00 (edition size: 35)

With Forty Two Signatures to commemorate the 133 airmen who took part in Operation Chastise, this historic and exclusive edition comprises all the elements of the Bomber Command Artist Proofs but includes an additional bookplate which is personally autographed by EIGHT veterans of the legendary Dambusters Raid:

Sgt DOUGLAS WEBB DFM

Sqn Ldr LES MUNRO DSO DFC

Sgt RAY GRAYSTON

Cpl KEN LUCAS

Sgt FRED SUTHERLAND

Cpl MAUREEN STEVENS

Dr MARY STOPES-ROE

Each bookplate is also signed by Sq Ldr George ‘Johnny’ Johnson DFM

 

 

NOTE:

The book and print will be shipped seperately in secure packaging

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTE:

DUE TO CONTINUED DELAYS IN SUPPLY DIRECTLY FROM THE PUBLISHER THESE EDITIONS ARE CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE.

 

WE WILL UPDATE THIS AS SOON AS THERE IS ANY CHANGE TO THE STATUS OF THE PRODUCT.

 

WE APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.


 

 




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