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Closing the Gap by Robert Taylor

Closing the Gap by Robert Taylor (Typhoon)
Closing the Gap by Robert Taylor (Typhoon)
Closing the Gap by Robert Taylor (Typhoon)
Closing the Gap by Robert Taylor (Typhoon)
Closing the Gap by Robert Taylor (Typhoon)
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As Typhoon Mk1b fighter-bombers of 247 Squadron exit the target area near Falaise at full throttle, the havoc wreaked in their wake bears witness to the devastation of their powerful rockets. Fuel and...  >Read More
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Prints are signed by the artist and numbered

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  • 350 Limited Editions (3 signatures!)....$320
  • 300 Typhoon Editions (10 signatures!)....$425
  • 25 Typhoon Edition Artist's Proofs (10 signatures!)....$625
  • 25 Normandy Veterans Editions (20 signatures!)....Sold out
  • 15 Knights Cross Editions (26 signatures!)....Sold out
  • 5 Wittmann Publisher's Proofs (50 signatures!)....Sold out

  • Overall size: 35" x 25 1/4"
  • Image size: 28 3/8" x 17"
  • As Typhoon Mk1b fighter-bombers of 247 Squadron exit the target area near Falaise at full throttle, the havoc wreaked in their wake bears witness to the devastation of their powerful rockets. Fuel and ammunition from the retreating German column explode with shattering detonations, the savagery of the attack demoralising the enemy into stunned oblivion. The Typhoons will hurtle back to base to re-arm and hastily re-fuel, ready for yet another withering strike on the encircled Wehrmacht columns.

    This stunning new rendition from the the worlds premier aviation artist pays tribute to the brave young RAF fighter pilots of the twenty squadrons of rocket-firing Hawker Typhoons who flew those perilous ground attacks during the Battle of Normandy. With each print in this new limited edition signed by pilots who flew in the thick of the action of the air war on the Western Front, knowledgeable collectors are given a rare opportunity to complete an important section in their valuable print portfolios.

    THE LIMITED EDITION
    Every print in this edition has been signed by three hugely respected RAF Typhoon pilots who flew and fought in the skies over Normandy. Each print is also signed by the artist Robert Taylor, and hand-numbered.

    THE TYPHOON EDITION
    In addition to the pilots signing the limited edition, each print in this remarkable TEN signature Typhoon Edition is also signed by the distinguished Typhoon fighter pilots listed below.

    THE NORMANDY VETERANS EDITION
    We're proud to offer this impressive edition to commemorate both the British Air and Land Forces who fought so valiantly in the grueling Battle of Normandy. Joining the ten RAF fighter pilots on the Typhoon Edition, each print is additionally signed by ten British Army veterans who fought in the Normandy breakout, making a total of TWENTY signatures in this edition.

    THE KNIGHT’S CROSS PROOFS
    Seldom has it been possible to publish two editions of such historical magnitude to commemorate one of the most pivotal battles in history. In addition to all the RAF and British Army signatories on the Normandy Veterans Edition, the Military Gallery has published two Knight’s Cross Editions comprising all the elements of Normandy Veterans Edition, plus an outstanding ORIGINAL pencil drawing of German armour by Robert Taylor, signed by tank commanders and crew who hold the Knight’s Cross – Germany’s highest award for valour. In all, there are a total of TWENTY SIX signatures!

    THE WITTMANN PUBLISHER PROOFS
    In the history of armour the name of Michael Wittmann is unsurpassed, and his signature highly collectible. The rarity of these FIVE Tribute Proofs comprising an original pencil drawing by Robert Taylor signed by twenty-nine Panzer tank commanders and crew who hold Germany’s coveted Knight’s Cross, and matted to include the authentic signature of Michael Wittmann is also unsurpassed. Add a copy of Robert’s limited edition signed by twenty RAF and British Army veterans (for a total of FIFTY signatures!) and the we are honored to offer the most exclusive edition ever offered by the publisher in over thirty years of publishing.

    Signatures:

    THE LIMITED EDITION
  • Squadron Leader PERCIVAL BEAKE DFC
  • Warrant Officer JACK HODGES DFC
  • Warrant Officer JOHN ‘ABE’ LINCOLN

    THE TYPHOON EDITION
  • Flight Lieutenant Sir JOHN ATKINSON KCB DFC
  • Flying Officer KENNETH ‘JUNIOR’ KNEEN
  • Air Commodore C. D. ‘KIT’ NORTH-LEWIS DSO DFC
  • Warrant Officer DOUG ORAM
  • Squadron Leader BASIL ‘STAPME’ STAPLETON DFC
  • Flying Officer FRANK WHEELER DFC
  • Pilot Officer ‘RUSTY’ TOWNSEND

    THE NORMANDY VETERANS EDITION
  • Staff Sergeant PETER BOYLE
  • Staff Sergeant JOHN BROWN
  • Lance Corporal ALEX COVENTRY
  • Lance Corporal ALEX DIXON
  • Gunner BILL GRANTHAM
  • Lance Corporal RAY WILLIAMS
  • Sergeant ‘TITCH’ RAYNER
  • Driver TOM SHERBROOK
  • Corporal BOB WEEDON
  • Private WALLY MENDAY

    THE KNIGHT’S CROSS PROOFS
  • OTTO CARIUS – German Army – Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves
  • GERHARD FISCHER – German Army – Knight’s Cross
  • WALTHER GIRG – Waffen SS – Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves
  • ALBERT KERSCHER – Germany Army – Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves
  • NORBERT KUJACINSKI – German Army – Knight’s Cross
  • RICHARD RUDOLF – Waffen SS – Knight’s Cross

    THE WITTMANN PUBLISHER PROOFS
  • SS-Hauptsturmführer MICHAEL WITTMANN Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords. (matted)
  • WILLI BACHOR – German Army – Knight’s Cross
  • LUDWIG BAUER – German Army – Knight’s Cross
  • WERNER FREIHERR Von BESCHWITZ – German Army – Knight’s Cross
  • FRITZ BIRNBAUM – German Army – Knight’s s Cross
  • KARL BROMMANN – Waffen SS – Knight’s Cross
  • FRITZ DARGES – Waffen SS – Knight’s Cross
  • PAUL EGGER – Waffen SS – Knight’s Cross
  • GERHARD FISCHER – Waffen SS – Knight’s Cross
  • HEINZ GUDERIAN – German Army – Knight’s Cross
  • WILLY HEIN – Waffen SS – Knight’s Cross
  • CLEMENS GRAF Von KAGENECK – German Army – Knight’s s Cross with Oak Leaves
  • PAUL – ALBERT KAUSCH – Waffen SS – Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves
  • ERWIN KREßMANN – German Army – Knight’s Cross
  • OTTO KUMM – Waffen SS – Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords
  • KARL – HEINZ LICHTE – Waffen SS – Knight’s Cross
  • HANNIBAL Von LÜTTICHAU UND BÄRENSTEIN – German Army – Knight’s Cross
  • KUNO Von MEYER – German Army – Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves
  • OSKAR SCHÄFER – Waffen SS – Knight’s Cross
  • FRITZ – RUDOLF SCHULTZ – German Army – Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves
  • HANS SIEGEL – Waffen SS – Knight’s Cross
  • WILHELM WEIDENBRÜCK – German Army – Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves
  • ERICH WEISE – Waffen SS – Knight’s Cross War Merit
  • ALFRED WOLF – German Army – Knight’s Cross
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