Homeward Bound by Nicolas Trudgian - Bargain Print


Homeward Bound by Nicolas Trudgian features a 617 Squadron Dambusters Lancaster returning over Holland.

A Limited Edition print issued in 2003 commemorating the 60th Anniversary of Operation Chastise - the famous Dambusters raid, 16/17th May, 1943.

No single raid during World War Two has attracted more discussion, analysis, features, books, interviews, or been the subject of more films, documentaries and TV programmes than the famous attack mounted by the RAF’s 617 Squadron upon the mighty hydroelectric dams in Westphalia, on the night of 16/17 May, 1943. Led by Wing Commander Guy Gibson, nineteen specially adapted Lancaster bombers, manned by 133 aircrew, culminated months of secret training when they made one of the most audacious raids of the war. Flying at tree-top height in darkness, and doing their best to avoid electricity pylons and other obstructions, they navigated their way deep into occupied territory. Their targets were the huge Möhne, Sorpe, Ennepe and Eder Dams that powered Germany’s huge industrial factories in the heartland of the Ruhr.  

Each bomber had to avoid enemy flak and fighters en-route, locate their target, descend to precisely 60 feet above the water then, in the face of a barrage of anti-aircraft fire, release their single unique 10,000 lb hydrostatic bomb at exactly the right moment. There was no margin for error, and there was no place for faint hearts. Eight of the crews that left RAF Scampton that night were never to return.  Of the fifty-six aircrew on board only two survived. Though nearly half the skilled crews that made up 617 Squadron were lost, they recorded one of the most successful and daring air raids of the war- a costly endeavour, but one that has become legend in the annals of aerial warfare. 

Nicolas Trudgian’s emotive painting Homeward Bound depicts Dave Shannon’s Lancaster AJ-L, dodging the searchlights low over the Dutch landscape, as he returns from the Eder Dam following the part he and his crew played in the famous raid on that moonlight night in May, 1943. 

Nicolas Trudgian's Limited Edition, Homeward Bound, is signed by 2 of the famous Dambuster aircrew who flew with Lancaster AJ-N:
Sgt RAY E. GRAYSTON
Flt Lt EDWARD C. JOHNSON.

This print sold out some time ago and is becoming increasingly difficult to find.

Condition: this copy has a couple of small white marks in the left hand tinted border, each about 3 mm, they are very hard to spot unless you know where to look. They are towards the outer edge of the tinted border and would be concealed by framing. It is otherwise in perfect condition with strong 'as new' colours, having never been framed and having been stored flat and dark at room temperature. It comes with the original Certificate of Authenticity. Normal price for a perfect example of this print would be £120.

The faults would be difficult to show in a photograph - however the print is covered by our 'No Quibble Guarantee' so if its not as you expected you can return it for a full refund.

Note: the 'Nicolas Trudgian' logo on the bottom right of the image does not appear on the actual print itself.

Artist:

Nicolas Trudgian


From:

Military Gallery


Edition:

300



Size:

27 x 19 inches overall including borders.



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