The Long Short Days ROBERT TAYLOR Collectors Edition RAF Luftwaffe Ace Pilots
Robert Taylor’s stunning painting captures a group of Bf109Gs from III./JG26, as they return to base after a long range fighter sweep along the Channel coast in early 1944.
In his unmistakable style, and with extraordinary skill, Robert evokes a moment of rare tranquillity amidst the carnage of war as the lengthening sun glints across the frozen landscape, during the short days of winter.
It was known as the Jagdverbände, the fighter arm of the Luftwaffe, and by June 1940 it boasted some of the world's greatest fighter pilots.
With tactics honed to perfection, these battle-seasoned veterans dominated the skies of Europe.
But as the war progressed, the Luftwaffe fighter pilots faced another battle, the increasingly desperate war of attrition as the Allied air forces slowly, but inevitably,
ground the German war machine into defeat. By early 1945 Allied air supremacy was overwhelming.
And yet despite overwhelming odds, from within their ranks came the most successful air Aces ever to fly in combat - names such as Hans-Joachim Marseille,
the top-scoring fighter pilot in the West, the legendary Erich Rudorffer who scored more multiple victories than any other pilot and of course the
Fighter General, Adolf Galland, who achieved all of his 104 victories in the West.
The prints in this new release are personally autographed by a truly outstanding collection of Luftwaffe fighter pilots who flew in those momentous air battles over Europe,
including one of III./JG26’s most legendary commanders - General Walter Krupinski. Since endorsing the edition with his signature,
the General has sadly passed away giving even greater meaning to this new release and providing enthusiasts with a remarkable and valuable future collectors piece.
The Long Short Days is Robert Taylor at his very best and one of the most exciting releases for some time.
This is an unbelievable line up of signatures and in our opinion this will become a highly collectible and much sought after release.
The print is signed by the artist Robert Taylor and is personally autographed by nine of the great Luftwaffe Aces of WWII.
Unteroffizier Hubert-Ludwig Pflaum IC
Feldwebel Heinz Radlauer IC
Leutnant Helmut Ballewski IC
Feldwebel Ernst Giefing IC
Leutnant Norbert Hannig IC
Unteroffizier Gerhadt Kott IC
Major Erich Rudorffer KC with Oak Leaves and Swords
Oberfeldwebel Willi Reschke KC
Generalleutnant Walter Krupinski KC with Oak Leaves
Robert Taylor (Artist)
Comes with Official Artist COA.
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