The 16 1/2" x 11 1/2" companion print After the Little Ships Had Gone, signed by Nicolas Trudgian, accompanies the Hurricane Edition. (See description below.)
Prints are signed by the artist and numbered
90 Artist Special Reserve Editions....$95
130 Hurricane Editions....$225
Size: 28 3/4" x 17 1/4"
Over ten years in the making, we believe this to be only the second and surely the last print depicting the aerial fighting of the Battle of France signed by pilots who were actually there.
This historic print release has the signatures of up to FIVE HURRICANE PILOTS AND ONE DEFIANT PILOT who fought in the skies over northern France as the British Expeditionary Force withdrew exhausted to the beaches of Dunkirk to be evacuated back to England.
The 19th of May 1940 was a day of hectic aerial fighting as the greatly outnumbered fighters of the R.A.F. battled to keep the Luftwaffe away from the retreating British Army. By the close of the day, courageous Hurricane pilots had claimed close to 100 enemy aircraft. In ‘THE ROAD TO DUNKIRK’, Nicolas Trudgian’s brilliantly evocative portrayal of war-torn French countryside in early summer 1940, Flying Officer Max Aitken, flying his Hurricane of 601 Squadron, attacks Ju87 Stukas of StG2 as they attempt to strafe and bomb a British Army column retreating from the Panzer spearheads near Arras.
Group Captain Billy Drake DSO DFC
Wing Commander Peter Ayerst DFC
Wing Commander Peter Hairs MBE
Wing Commander Paul Farnes DFM
Wing Commander Jack Rose CMG DFC MBE
The companion print After the Little Ships Had Gone portrays the beach at Dunkirk in June 1940, strewn with wreckage left behind by the Allied troops rescued by the ‘little ships’. Overall companion print size 16½" x 11½". Accompanies the Hurricane Edition.