Dawn Till Dusk by Richard Taylor - Collectors Edition


Dawn Till Dusk by Richard Taylor features Spitfires of 144 Canadian Wing flying a D-Day mission.

The weeks leading up to 6 June 1944 saw the roads of southern England thronged with a mass of military vehicles, as the men of the Normandy landing force made their way to the final assembly areas around the south coast. The largest amphibious landing in history was about to be undertaken. 

Above them the skies were filled with aircraft, especially the fighters who must sweep the Luftwaffe aside and control the airspace over the landing zones. If they didn't it could spell disaster, but they did - completely!  And on 6 June 1944 the wait was over, a force of 700 warships, 2,700 support ships and 2,500 landing craft closed on a line of landing beaches stretching over fifty miles along the shores of Normandy. By the end of the day, over 155,000 men had been landed in France. The men of the Allied air forces had flown from dawn till dusk that day, and the skies remained clear. In the following days they would continue their constant offensive, sweeping away everything the Luftwaffe could muster. From now on the Allied air forces would dominate proceedings in Normandy. 

Richard Taylor's beautiful painting Dawn Till Dusk shows Johnnie Johnson leading Mk IX Spitfires from his 144 Canadian Wing back to their base at Ford, in the days shortly after D-Day. It has been another long, hard day of operations over the beach head and surrounding battleground. Soon the Canadians of 144 Wing will transfer to St Croix sur Mer, their first base in France, and begin what Johnnie Johnson described as an "exhilarating, buccaneering trek across France". It was a trek that would lead all the way to Germany, and the heart of the Third Reich.

Each print in Richard Taylor's Limited Edition, Dawn Till Dusk, is signed by four distinguished pilots who flew Spitfires with the Canadian Wing during D-Day:
Wing Commander J.F ‘STOCKY’ EDWARDS DFC DFM
Wing Commander JAMES LINDSAY DFC
Lieutenant General DON LAUBMAN DFC
Squadron Leader ROY WOZNIAK DFC.

Artist:

Richard Taylor


From:

Military Gallery


Edition:

70



Size:

30.5 x 23.5 inches overall including borders.



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