“Sighting the Bismarck” by Robert Taylor

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Artist Proof US $520  Edition Size - 85

At 10.30 on the morning of 26th May, 1941, a lone Catalina of 209 Squadron rediscovers the mighty German battleship Bismarck - pride of the Kriegsmarine - which had eluded the Royal Navy for more than 32 hours. Heavy flak surrounds the Catalina as she signals the position of the Bismarck - some 700 miles west of Brest - to the Admiralty. The following day, confronted by the Royal Navy battleships King George V and Rodney, supported by 2 cruisers, the Bismarck was sunk during one of the epic actions of modern naval warfare.

Overall print size: 32" x 23"

Each print is signed by FOUR of the small band of only 110 crew
members who survived the sinking of the Bismarck.

Obergefreiter HANS HELLWIG
Machinen Obergefreiter KARL-AUGUST SCHULDT
Matrose II JOSEF STATZ
Machinen Obergefreiter JOHANNES ZIMMERMANN