Pack 521. Pack of two WW2 Swordfish aircraft prints by Rpbert Taylor and Anthony Saunders.
PCK0521. Pack of two naval aviation Fairey Swordfish prints by Robert Taylor and Anthony Saunders, depicting Swordfish during the raid on Taranto. Items in this pack :
Aviation Print Pack.
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DHM2174. Swordfish Attack at Taranto by Robert Taylor.
On November 11, 1940 a group of 21 slow, outdated Swordfish biplanes attacked and crippled the Italian Fleet in the heavily defended port of Taranto. One of the most daring raids of World War II captured in this print for posterity.
Last 25 copies of this sold out edition.
Signed by Commander Charles Lamb DSO DSC Royal Navy (deceased) and Vice-Admiral Sir Hugh 'Dick' Janvrin KCB CB DSO Royal Navy (deceased).
Signed limited edition of 1500 prints.
Paper size 24 inches x 20 inches (61cm x 51cm)
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DHM519. Raid on Taranto by Anthony Saunders.
The balance of maritime power in the Mediterranean was transformed at a stroke by the British air attack which disabled three Italian battleships in a few minutes. The target was the core of Mussolinis fleet, tucked away in Taranto Harbour, in southern Italy. The attack, codenamed Operation Judgement, took place in bright moonlight by twenty-one Swordfish from the British carrier HMS Illustrious. In the confined space of the harbour, their torpedoes had a devastating impact, at least nine torpedoes struck their targets. In all, seven ships were severely damaged, including the battleship Caio Duilio (left), Littorio (right) and Conte Di Cavour.
Signed limited edition of 1150 prints.
Image size 24 inches x 15 inches (61cm x 38cm)
Website Price: £ 175.00
To purchase these prints individually at their normal retail price would cost £315.00 . By buying them together in this special pack, you save £140
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