“Attacking the Sorpe Dam” by Richard Taylor

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A Book & Print Portfolio - Commemorating The Dambusters Raid

135 Limited Edition $160
25 Artist Proofs $210
35 Collectors Edition $395
15 Remarques $625
10 Double Remarques $875

Overall print size: 17 ¾” wide x 14 ¾” high

Richard’s stunning pencil drawing, completed on buff paper with colour highlights, depicts Lancaster AJ-F, piloted by Canadian Ken Brown, powering away from the Sorpe Dam as a huge plume of water erupts behind it. This was the second and final attack on the impenetrable dam which just a few hours earlier was attacked by ‘Johnny’ Johnson’s Lancaster AJ-T. Both aircraft scored direct hits.

THE LAST BRITISH DAMBUSTER by George ‘Johnny’ Johnson
Johnny Johnson is one of very few men who can recall first-hand the most daring and ingenious air raid of all time – Operation Chastise. In this superb book he relives every moment of that fateful night with unique wit and insight. Johnny’s story is like no other.

THE LIMITED EDITION COMMEMORATIVE PORTFOLIO
Each portfolio includes the artist signed Limited Edition Print ATTACKING THE SORPE DAM, along with a copy of the book THE LAST BRITISH DAMBUSTER personally signed by the author:

Sqn Ldr GEORGE ‘JOHNNY’ JOHNSON DFM
The Bomb-Aimer on Lancaster AJ-T that attacked the Sorpe Dam, scoring a direct hit.

THE COLLECTORS EDITION & REMARQUES
With all the components of the Limited Edition, each print has been conservation matted to include the original signatures of two veterans who took part in the Dambusters Raid:

Sgt RAY GRAYSTON
The Flight Engineer on Lancaster AJ-N that successfully breached the Eder Dam. Cpl KEN LUCAS
Ground Crew with 617 Sqn, he was involved in fitting special modifications to the Lancasters for the raid.