BOOKS

Robert Taylor and Nicolas Trudgian's books of paintings are immensely popular. Robert's early editions are now in short supply, and from time to time we run out of stock. Re-printing has occurred regularly in the past, but is by no means guaranteed by the publisher

 

WINGS OF WAR

Anthony Saunders has gained a reputation as one of today’s most gifted aviation and military artists. Original in concept and outstanding in the use of oil on canvas, his accomplishments not only portray a wonderful grasp of the speed and power required when depicting scenes of aerial combat but also the ability to create breathtaking sky and landscapes at the same time.

Each painting featured in this beautifully illustrated new book is the result of hours of meticulous research by the artist to ensure that it is historically as well as technically correct.

With the foreword written by the iconic veteran of the Dambusters Raid, George ‘Johnny’ Johnson (who has also signed the limited edition book and print portfolio), the artist describes each painting in fascinating detail and the result of his many talents are obvious for all to see.

THE ART OF COMBAT

The enduring popularity of air combat and military artwork has taken another leap forward with the release of this beautifully illustrated new hard-back book featuring the outstanding works of Richard Taylor who, for the past few years, has been quietly carving out his own niche in the world of aviation and military art. In this superb hard cover first edition, with 128 pages packed with beautifully reproduced colour plates and stunning pencil drawings, the artist takes us through the stories behind more than 30 of his much admired combat paintings.
 

 

OVERLORD - D-DAY AND THE BATTLE FOR NORMANDY

Re-live the story of D-Day with this 128 page book lavishly illustrated with paintings and drawings assembled from the archives of the Military Gallery. We travel through the pre-invasion preparation, the landings themselves, and subsequent battle for control of Normandy as seen through the eyes of the world's leading military and aviation artists, creating a visual masterpiece to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of D-Day.

WINGS OF GLORY 2014 CALENDAR

The Military Gallery introduces the exciting Wings of Glory calendar for 2014. With each month displaying one of twelve stunning images, carefully selected from our unparalleled archive of air combat paintings, our new calendar uniquely includes an account of many significant dates of WWII, making these invaluable to the Aviation and Military devotee.
 

 

The Battle of Britain: Portraits of the Few


THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN COMMEMORATIVE BOOK

This outstanding new 128-page case-bound book is printed on heavy weight art paper and contains over 150 images, including Roberts most famous Battle of Britain paintings, reproduced in full colour – perfectly illustrating the events of this crucial period of Military History.
 

 

Air Combat Paintings Vol VI US cover - with foreword by PETER JACKSON


Air Combat Paintings Vol VI UK cover

This wonderful new 128 page case-bound book is printed on heavy weight art paper and contains over 70 images reproduced in full colour, supported by a host of beautiful drawings and informative photographs, including many images never previously seen, and gold-blocked titles emblazon the spine. Readers will experience some of the world’s greatest air battles as visualised by the world’s master of aviation art, and the story of how these masterworks came into existence.
 

 

VOL VI US & UK Cover


 

 

MEMORIES OF THE FEW


 

 

AIR COMBAT PAINTINGS VOLUME V


 

 

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AIR COMBAT LEGENDS VOL II

Beautifully bound in hard case, with full colour dust jacket, Nicolas Trudgian's new book provides a veritable art gallery of magical quality that will bring endless hours of pleasure for enthusiasts of classic aircraft of the past. In this, Nick's second published collection, over 40 paintings featuring classic combat aircraft are reproduced in full colour, supported and enhanced by wonderfully detailed pencil drawings.
 

 

AIR COMBAT LEGENDS VOL II LIMITED EDITION

Beautifully bound in hard case, with full colour dust jacket, Nicolas Trudgian's new book provides a veritable art gallery of magical quality that will bring endless hours of pleasure for enthusiasts of classic aircraft of the past. In this, Nick's second published collection, over 40 paintings featuring classic combat aircraft are reproduced in full colour, supported and enhanced by wonderfully detailed pencil drawings.

AIR COMBAT PAINTINGS MASTERWORKS COLLECTION

A soft-back book with glossy, heavy duty cover in full colour, comprising 128 pages with over 60 colour images and scores of drawings completed by Robert Taylor during the past 25 years. Includes some paintings not seen in any previous Robert Taylor books.
 

 

THE MARITIME PAINTINGS of ROBERT TAYLOR


AIR COMBAT PAINTINGS ofROBERT TAYLORVOLUME FOUR

This fourth volume of air combat paintings features a collection of the artist’s most recent works, In it Robert Taylor guides readers through the various stages of preparation and development of a painting, providing an intriguing insight into his methods, and recounting meetings with some of the great aviators he meets during the course of his work.
 

 

THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN 2015 CALENDAR 4


 

 

THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN 2015 CALENDAR 2


 

 

OVERLORD - D-DAY AND THE BATTLE FOR NORMANDY SPECIAL


 

 

THE LAST BRITISH DAMBUSTER by George Johnson


 

 

LAST OF THE 39-ERS

The Extraordinary Wartime Experiences of Squadron Leader Alfie Fripp. In some ways, Alfie Fripp’s war ended when he was shot down on over Germany in October 1939. In many others, it was only just beginning. Squadron Leader Alfie Fripp was the oldest surviving and longest-serving British prisoner of war until his death in 2013 – the last of the so-called ‘39-ers’. Held in a succession of Nazi POW camps during World War II he worked alongside the Red Cross but would sneak supplies past German censors to secretly aid escape efforts. He was an inmate at Stallag Luft III during the Great Escape, in fact his own skipper – Mike Casey – was shot as one of the ‘50’ who were captured. Told with striking honesty and simplicity, written with pace and insight, Alfie’s story has been brought alive. It brings to light the hardships suffered by prisoners of war along with the genius and ingenuity of inmates plans for escape. Accompanied by a superb collection of photographs, this long-overdue account is an excellent chance to discover the story of one of these legendary men.

 

 

WINGS OF GLORY 2014 CALENDAR 3


AIR COMBAT LEGENDS

In this, his first published collection, over 30 full-colour finished paintings are supported by vignettes and working drawings, all of which give unparalleled insight into Trudgian’s working methods. Each painting is accompanied by a short text which both sets the scene and locates the incident in its wider historical context.
 

 

AIR COMBAT PAINTINGS of ROBERT TAYLOR VOLUME TWO

This second volume of air combat paintings features a collection of Robert Taylor’s work, features works painted between 1987 and 1990. A number of legendary pilots have contributed their own personal recollections, including first-hand accounts of the aircraft they flew in combat, to the book.

 

 

THEIR FINEST HOUR - THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN 1940


 

 

AIR COMBAT PAINTINGS of ROBERT TAYLOR VOLUME ONE

The first book of Taylor’s work, published originally in 1987, and thus of great significance to collectors. Features in-depth visual and verbal studies of many of Robert’s most outstanding early paintings, along with a wealth of pencil sketches and photographs. Those familiar with his work will be intrigued to discover the behind-the-scenes stories of life with the ‘Aces.’

 

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