Sinking the Tirpitz by Nicolas Trudgian features Lancasters of 9 and 617 Squadrons attacking the German battleship Tirpitz. After attempts spanning four years, on 12th November 1944, Lancasters of Number 9 and 617 Squadrons successfully attacked the German battleship Tirpitz in Tromso Fjord, Norway. Led by Wing Commander James Tait, using the 12000lb 'Tallboy' bomb devised by Barnes Wallis, the Lancaster crews devastated the huge ship in a massive aerial bombardment, the Tirpitz capsizing and sinking inside just eleven minutes. The edition is signed by the artist along with veterans of the Tirpitz raids: Group Captain James Tait DSO***, DFC* (flight commander who led the Tirpitz raid) Squadron Leader Tony Iveson DFC (Lancaster pilot with 617 Squadron) Leutnant Willi Volsing (surviving German officer on the Tirpitz) Published in 2000 Edition: 550 Overall Size: 28 x 19 inches (72cm x 48cm)

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