Crew Signed Bismarck Prints by Robert Taylor and Ivan Berryman.
PCK1491. Crew Signed Bismarck Prints by Robert Taylor and Ivan Berryman. Items in this pack :
Naval Print Pack.
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DHM2169AP. Sighting the Bismarck by Robert Taylor.
In the early hours of May 24, 1941, as the mighty German battleships Bismarck and Prinz Eugen slipped through the Denmark Strait, they were dramatically intercepted by the Royal Navy battleships Hood and Prince of Wales. Within six minutes of the first salvo being fired, the Hood, pride of the Royal Navy, was blown out of the water in one of the most gigantic explosions ever witnessed at sea. Bismarcks fourth salvo landed a shell forward of the Hoods after turrets, piercing her deck, exploding the 4-inch magazine. Simultaneously this detonated the adjacent 15-inch magazine, and in one mighty eruption the battleship broke in two. Within seconds she was gone. Of the ships company of 1400 officers and sailors only three survived. Outraged at the grievous loss Winston Churchill signaled the Admiralty just three words: Sink the Bismarck! Thus began one of the epic sea chases in the history of naval warfare. Damaged by shells from the Prince of Wales 14-inch guns and losing fuel oil, Admiral Lutjens broke off the engagement and steamed Bismarck towards the anonymity of the North Atlantic. Evading the British warships for 32 hours he had hopes of reaching the safety of Brest, but when spotted by a Catalina of RAF Coastal Command, Lutjens knew it was the beginning of the end for the mighty German warship. When an attack by Ark Royals Swordfish torpedo planes jammed her rudder Bismarcks fate was sealed. As she limped haphazardly through the waves trailing oil, the Home Fleet closed in for the final encounter. Overwhelmed by British guns and torpedoes, Bismarcks crew fought a gallant last battle, but the odds were too great. Watching Bismarcks final moments from King George Vs bridge, Admiral Tovey said: She put up a noble fight against impossible odds, worthy of the old days of the Imperial German Navy.
Last print available of this edition - now sold out at the publisher.
Signed by Obergefreiter Hans Hellwig (deceased),
Maschinenobergefreiter Karl-August Schuldt (deceased),
Matrose II Josef Statz (deceased)
Maschinenobergefreiter Johannes Zimmermann (deceased).
Limited edition 85 artist proofs.
Paper size 33 inches x 24 inches (84cm x 61cm)
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DHM1180B. Bismarck at Hamburg by Ivan Berryman.
Bismarck, now complete and newly painted in full Baltic camouflage, returns to Hamburg for the last time as the harsh winter of 1940/41 relents and the pride of the German Kriegsmarine prepares for real action. In the distance, the pre-Dreadnought Schleswig-Holstein awaits her next commission, the old ship alternating between vital ice-breaker and air defence duties at this time.
Signed by Maschinenobergefreiter Otto Peters (deceased).
Otto Peters signature edition of 100 prints (Nos. 51 - 150) from the signed limited edition of 1150 prints.
Image size 25 inches x 17 inches (64cm x 43cm)
Website Price: £ 460.00
To purchase these prints individually at their normal retail price would cost £575.00 . By buying them together in this special pack, you save £115
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