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Defence of the Realm

Defence of the Realm


Signed Limited Edition Print - World War II - Robert Taylor

In the azure skies above London and the south-eastern Shires of England during the long, hot summer of 1940, a small band of RAF fighter pilots, substantially out-numbered, and against all odds, flew and fought a savage aerial battle in defence of the Realm. Their success in repelling the might of the Luftwaffe has become legend. They were Churchill's Few. Fresh from the heat of battle after a dog-fight over the city, No 85 Squadron's CO, Peter Townsend, levels off and turns his Hurricane for home to re-fuel, re-arm, and rejoin the fight. A symbolic portrayal paying tribute to the Hawker Hurricane and its legendary pilots who, between them, accounted for four of every five enemy aircraft destroyed during the momentous Battle of Britain.

Real Size: 28" x 21"

Edition : 1500 (worldwide)

Signed by the artist, Robert Taylor

Additional Signatures
Group Captain Peter Townsend