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This atmospheric new print serves as a tribute to all those unsung crews of Main-Force who went about their thankless task, night after night, in the full knowledge that statistically, they probably wouldn’t survive their tour of 30 ops.
Limited Edition of 400.
This print is dispatched direct from the artist, please see below for more information.
By Mark Postlethwaite
• Limited Edition of 400
• Artist signed
• Overall size 71cm x 43cm (28" x 18")
• Image size 62cm x 32cm (24" x 12")
• Painted in 2011
A young Lancaster crew arrive at their aircraft in preparation for an operational sortie over Germany.
This atmospheric new print serves as a tribute to all those unsung crews of Main-Force who went about their thankless task, night after night, in the full knowledge that statistically, they probably wouldn't survive their tour of 30 ops.
The artist writes:
"This painting had been in my head for many years, my concept was to try to evoke the fear and grim determination that each man must have felt as they forced themselves to embark upon another op. This is an experienced 'veteran' crew, possibly with only a few ops left, each man involved in his own thoughts, just doing his job now, hoping to get it over with as soon as possible.
The Lancaster too is a veteran, engine cowlings heavily streaked with the pale exhaust deposits, paint chipped, panels dented, yet probably only a few months old. Will they return in the morning? We don't know, and most importantly they didn't either. But still they went night after night, conquering their personal fears in the hope and belief that their efforts would help bring a swift end to the war. Over 55,000 of them died as a result, the majority of them in their early twenties, veterans in every sense apart from age.
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This print is dispatched direct from the artist, the following delivery charges apply: UK £7.50 / EU £16.00 / Outside EU £20.00.
Overall size 71cm x 43cm (28" x 18")