DEFENSE OF THE REALM
by Robert Taylor
Overall Print Size: 28" x 21"
Edition Size: 1250
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 defense of the Realm. Their success in repelling the might of the Luftwaffe has become legend. They were Churchill's FEW.
Robert Taylor's "DEFENSE OF THE REALM" shows No. 85 Squadron's Commanding Officer Peter Townsend fresh from the heat of battle after a dog-fight over the city as he 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.
In addition to the artist this print is individually signed by :
- Group Captain PETER TOWNSEND
Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.