Coastal Conflict by Robert Bailey


Coastal Conflict by Robert Bailey features Fw190s and Spitfires in combat over Cherbourg.

In the annals of air combat history, stretching from WWI to WWII, no definitive sacrifice and hardship is clearer than that of the Polish and Czech airmen who served in air forces of other countries. Displaced by the German juggernaut that rolled firstly through eastern and then western Europe at the out-break of the second world war, they rallied against the invaders by fighting with France. When France fell, they joined the last island of freedom by serving with the RAF in Britain. From 1940 until the Americans showed up in force to join in the fight in 1942, the outcome for liberty and national existence hung in the balance, defended only in the air by these few. It became a daily slug-fest, pitting themselves against a seasoned adversary. 

Their history of heroism and fighting tenacity is legendary. Formed into squadrons, they served honourably and contributed to the final victory over an equally tenacious and battle-hardened Luftwaffe. The old adage of 'all gave some, some gave all,' befits their fighting spirit and supported the impressive final victory in Europe. These valiant men would suffer personally and at great hardship for decades. After the war they were denied the rewards of participating in the liberation of millions, as their country fell under the regime of communist oppressive policies. Their association with the West during the war made them suspect, with many dying from performing menial tasks or from imprisonment after long years in mines or gulags. This does not diminish their record of service, but rather enhances it that much more, fulfilling their duty and honour to their country in a time of need. Their perseverance serves as a shining example to their countrymen today. 

In Robert Bailey's combat masterpiece, a Czech Spitfire unit of the RAF is seen locked in combat over Cherbourg, France, in June of 1942. Initially assigned to escort Boston bombers to a French target, they engage in a melee with attacking German Fw-190s over the coast. In addition to the German fighters, the Czech squadron has to worry about erupting defensive fire from ships and ground defences. 

Each print in Robert Bailey’s Limited Edition, Coastal Conflict, is signed by 5 German and Czech aircrew.

This print is being offered at a special promotional price - normal price would be £195

Artist:

Robert Bailey


From:

Bailey Art and Publishing Inc.


Edition:

100



Size:

31 x 22 inches overall including borders.



£0.00 £135.00
0 Rewards Points
QTY
Out Of Stock

We also recommend

America on the Move by William S Phillips - Bargain Print

America on the Move by William S Phillips - Bargain Print

£125.00
Fighting Falcons by Michael Turner - Bargain Print

Fighting Falcons by Michael Turner - Bargain Print

£15.00
P-38 Lightning by Nicolas Trudgian

P-38 Lightning by Nicolas Trudgian - Bargain Print

£20.00
Mustangs Over the Eagles Nest - Nicolas Trudgian - Bargain Print

Mustangs Over the Eagles Nest - Nicolas Trudgian - Bargain Print

£75.00
Shock at Shadow Valley by Robert Bailey

Shock at Shadow Valley by Robert Bailey

£125.00
Bear Trap by Robert Bailey

Bear Trap by Robert Bailey

£135.00
Go Concorde! by Ian Wilson-Dick - Bargain Print

Go Concorde! by Ian Wilson-Dick - Bargain Print

£12.00

Eagle Attack by Robert Taylor - Bargain Print

£185.00
Pencil Drawings by Keith Mallen - set of 4 - Bargain Prints

Pencil Drawings by Keith Mallen - set of 4 - Bargain Prints

£25.00
Richthofen's Flying Circus by Nicolas Trudgian

Richthofen's Flying Circus by Nicolas Trudgian - Bargain Print

£55.00
Three Hundred Club by Nicolas Trudgian

Three Hundred Club by Nicolas Trudgian - Bargain Print

£245.00
Safe Haven by Nicolas Trudgian - Bargain Print

Safe Haven by Nicolas Trudgian - Bargain Print

£90.00
Homeward Bound by Nicolas Trudgian - Bargain Print

Homeward Bound by Nicolas Trudgian - Bargain Print

£60.00
Spitfire Country by Nicolas Trudgian

Spitfire Country by Nicolas Trudgian - Bargain Print

£70.00
Coming in Over the Estuary by Robert Taylor - Bargain Print

Coming in Over the Estuary by Robert Taylor - Bargain Print

£145.00
Normandy Sunrise by Gerald Coulson - Bargain Print

Normandy Sunrise by Gerald Coulson - Bargain Print

£85.00
The Hunter Becomes the Hunted by William S Phillips

The Hunter Becomes the Hunted by William S Phillips - Bargain Print

£145.00
Tornado F3 'Firebird' by Michael Rondot - Bargain Print

Tornado F3 'Firebird' by Michael Rondot - Bargain Print

£70.00
Dockyard Delivery by Robert Bailey

Dockyard Delivery by Robert Bailey

£125.00

The item has been added to your basket

Continue Shopping
Proceed To Checkout