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A deluxe copy of the book 'Their Finest Hour - The Battle of Britain 1940' with a matching-numbered copy of the Limited Edition print Longest Summer.
The print: Longest Summer
Harvesting is brieﬂy interrupted as Mk.I Spitﬁres of 609 Squadron pass low overhead. The young pilots return to 10 Group Sector Station at Middle Wallop after successfully engaging Luftwaffe raiders attacking naval facilities on the south coast, August 1940.
The book: Their Finest Hour
The story of the Battle of Britain told through art. Released by the Military Gallery to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the historic events of 1940.Taking place from July to October 1940 the Battle of Britain is arguably the most significant military action in our nation's history. This book tells the story of that summer through the eyes of some of the world's best aviation artists including Robert Taylor, Anthony Saunders and Richard Taylor. This beautifully illustrated collection of paintings and drawings - many of which have been specially commissioned for this book - have been carefully selected from the archives of the Military Gallery to commemorate the Battle of Britain.
The book is divided into two parts: the first tells the story of the battle chronologically. The second part gives a detailed breakdown of the various aircraft involved and their part in the battle. The text is all new and is liberally supported by maps, diagrams and of course plenty of artwork. The art pieces included are a mix of older releases from the Military Gallery archives and new works commissioned specifically for the book. The book is presented in a superb luxury embossed slipcase and is signed and numbered inside by the artist.
Condition: new copy.
The veteran signer:
Battle of Britain Hurricane pilot Wing Commander John 'Tim' Elkington of RAF No. 1 Squadron.
various including Robert Taylor and Anthony Saunders.
book 12 x 9.5 inches (30 x 24 cm). Print 30.5 x 23 inches overall including borders.
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