CURRENT CATALOGUE
by Anthony Saunders

Current Catalog shows alphabetically, by artists, all prints currently available from the Military Gallery. Many are now low in inventory and a few close to selling out. Click on thumbnail image or title to see larger image and more information.

 

DAMBUSTERS


DAWN BREAKERS - A D-DAY PORTFOLIO

Halifaxes of 76 Sqn head north over Gold Beach towards England after attacking German gun batteries behind the landing zones in the early hours of D-Day. Escorted by P-51 Mustangs from the 359th Fighter Group they witness the unforgettable sight unfolding below them in the light of dawn, as a vast flotilla of landing craft heads toward the Normandy shore.
 

 

DAY OF INFAMY

On the morning of Sunday 7 December 1941 the Japanese launched their infamous attack on Pearl Harbor. Surprise was complete; within a few terrifying minutes, bombs and torpedoes had damaged or destroyed much of the US Pacific Fleet peacefully at anchor, and almost all of the fighters on the ground. But as an Aichi D-3A bomber targets the battleship California, a lone P-40 has managed to get airborne in the chaos to engage the enemy.

DEADLY PASS

Whilst the Allies pushed ever closer towards Berlin, in the south, amidst the snow-capped mountains of the Italian Alps, an equally bitter and increasingly brutal battle was raging as the Axis forces struggled to keep open their last major supply route Ė the Brenner Pass.

Anthony Saundersí dramatic painting captures one encounter that occurred on 14 March 1945 when B-25 Mitchells from the 321st Bomb Group ran into a group of ANR Bf109s from 1 Gruppo Caccia whose top Ace, Major Adriano Visconti, led the charge. His attack, however, was short-lived as he took hits from the P-47D of 2nd Lt Charles Eddy flying escort with the 350th Fighter Group. Visconti was forced to bale out over the snow-clad mountains below.
 

 

DECISIVE BLOW

Anthony Saundersí superb painting depicts one of these raids, this time by bombers from KG77 as they head over the Medway Estuary, east of the City of London, in an attempt to attack the capitalís warehouses and docks. Among the many units defending the capital that day was 92 Squadron from Biggin Hill and Anthony portrays the Spitfire of Pilot Officer Geoffrey Wellum in his dramatic piece. With a deft flick of the rudder Wellum banks his fighter away to port seconds after sharing in the destruction of a Ju88. It was just one of more than 50 German aircraft destroyed by the RAF during the day.

DESTINATION TOKYO

Specially commissioned to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid in support of the James H. Doolittle Education Fund, Anthonyís inspirational painting portrays the dramatic moment that Lt Col Jimmy Doolittle lifts his B-25 off the pitching deck of the USS Hornet. Having timed his launch to perfection he climbs steeply away, ready to adjust his compass bearing for a direct line to Tokyo. On the sodden deck behind him the crews of the remaining 15 aircraft, whose engines are warmed, ready and turning, will quickly follow their commanding officer into the murky sky.
 

 

EISMEER PATROL - THE KRIEGSMARINE PORTFOLIO

On the morning of March 11th 1943, Fw190s from IV./JG5 fly escort to the mighty battleship Tirpitz and a screening fleet of destroyers and torpedo boats as they begin a voyage north to Bogen Bay during Operation Rostock.

 

 

FEAR NOTHING - THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN PORTFOLIO

The Battle of Britain is at its height but the threat of invasion is still a deadly reality. As the country waited, grim and expectant, for Hiltlerís Operation Sealion to be put into action, Blenheims from 105 Squadron make another strike against German troop barges assembling in the northern French port of Boulogne. Overhead, escorting Hurricanes of 501 Squadron engage in a savage tussle with Me109s of JG3


CURRENT CATALOGUE
by Anthony Saunders

 

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