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HOMEWARD BOUND - Rare Remarque Edition


Price per Unit (piece): £475.00


Nicolas Trudgian’s stunning and emotive painting Homeward Bound depicts Dave Shannon’s Lancaster AJ-L, dodging the searchlights low over the Dutch landscape, as he returns from the Eder Dam following the part he and his crew played in the famous raid on that moonlight night in May, 1943.

 

No single raid during World War Two has attracted more discussion, analysis, features, books, interviews, or been the subject of more films, documentaries, and TV programmes than the famous attack mounted by the RAF’s 617 Squadron upon the mighty hydroelectric dams in Westphalia, on the night of 16/17 May, 1943.


Led by Wing Commander Guy Gibson, nineteen specially adapted Lancaster bombers, manned by 133 aircrew, culminated months of secret training when they made one of the most audacious raids of the war. Flying at tree-top height in darkness, and doing their best to avoid electricity pylons and other obstructions, they navigated their way deep into occupied territory.


Their targets were the huge Möhne, Sorpe, Ennepe, and Eder Dams that powered Germany’s huge industrial factories in the heartland of the Rhur. Each bomber had to avoid enemy flak and fighters en route, locate their target, descend to precisely 60 feet above the water then, in the face of a barrage of anti-aircraft fire, release their single unique 10,000 lb hydrostatic bomb at exactly the right moment. There was no margin for error, and there was no place for faint hearts.

 

Eight of the crews that left RAF Scampton that night were never to return. Of the fifty-six aircrew on board only two survived. Though nearly half the skilled crews that made up 617 squadron were lost, they recorded one of the most successful and daring air raids of the war- a costly endeavour, but one that has become legend in the annals of aerial warfare.


 

 

The Remarque Edition is signed by the artist and six of the famous Dambuster 617 Squadron aircrew who flew on the raid;

 

Sergeant Ray Grayston

Flight Lieutenant Edward Johnson

Squadron Leader George Johnson

Flight Sergeant Grant McDonald

Flying Officer Dave Rodger

Sergeant Fred Sutherland


 

The Remarque

 

This rare edition has a generous remarque, hand drawn by the artist.

 

 

It measures approximately 19cm x 5cm


 

 

Overall Print Size 26" x 19"

Edition Size: 25

NOTE:
We have obtained one of these very rare editions into stock. It is in mint condition and has been stored in an archival browser. It is supplied with the original publisher certificate of authenticity.

Availability

In Stock: 1





Last Updated: Monday, 17 December 2018 17:46


 

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