SPITFIRES - MALTA BOUND
by Philip E. West
Overall print size approx. 28”x20” / 71 cms x 51 cms
A magnificent Limited Edition Print signed by those involved in the Battle for Malta, including the pilot of the main Spitfire depicted and four Royal Navy HMS Eagle crew members who survived the torpedo attack and subsequent sinking of their ship in just six and a half minutes.
Escorting Furious to her aft is the Cruiser HMS Manchester together with Destroyers Brave and Lithe. To their port side is the Ohio tanker laden with fuel during what became an epic voyage. In the distance HMS Eagle succumbs to an Axis torpedo attack. The success of Operation Pedestal was absolutely critical for the survival of Malta, bringing desperately needed fuel, food and ammunition to the Island. Losses were heavy but the courage and determination by all involved prevailed: five of the fourteen merchant ships, including the Ohio, made it through and the island was saved.
Primary Edition size
400 £125 signed by
plus 75 Artist
Proofs and 75 Remarques signed by
All major credit cards are accepted with delivery taking usually
5-7 days for Europe and 7-10 days for the rest of the World.
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