Luftwaffe Ace Walter Schuck meets his idol Dame Vera Lynn for the first time at the print signing, March 2010.
Prints are signed by the artist and numbered
Choose from these matted editions:
500 Limited Editions....$130
25 Artist's Proofs....$195
15 Remarque Editions....$410
10 Double Remarques....$675
Matted size: 16" x 21"
PUBLISHED IN SUPPORT OF THE DAME VERA LYNN CHILDREN'S CHARITY
During the darkest days of WWII, as Hitler’s war machine attempted to pound Great Britain into submission, Vera Lynn became synonymous with the indomitable spirit of the British people. One of the most celebrated performers of the 1940s, her hugely popular radio shows, recordings and films endeared her to the public, helping to reinforce Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s ‘never give up’ spirit.
Performing such classic songs as ‘We’ll meet again’ and ‘The White Cliffs of Dover’ the ‘Forces Sweetheart’ was commended for her ‘courage and contribution to the morale of British and Allied soldiers during WWII’. Her unwavering support for the troops saw her performing tirelessly, including travelling to Burma, Egypt and India, often in hostile conditions. Such was Vera Lynn’s universal appeal that many a Luftwaffe pilot risked disciplinary action to tune in to the BBC just to hear her voice.
March 20th is Dame Vera’s 100th birthday, and to commemorate this milestone we are proud to release this outstanding edition from the Military Gallery archives, which was published a number of years ago in support of the Dame Vera Lynn Children's Charity. Reproduced from an original work, in charcoal and pastel by portrait artist Steve Teasdale, each print is personally autographed by Dame Vera, giving enthusiasts the opportunity to acquire a unique and historic collector’s item.
Each copy is issued conservation matted, individually numbered and personally signed by the artist along with the 'Forces Sweetheart'