As dusk brought the end to the day’s action for some, it was just the beginning of things to come for many others. RAF raids continued throughout the night as the heavy bombers headed for targets across occupied Europe supported by one of the most versatile aircraft of them all; the De Havilland Mosquito. Its speed was enviable and it soon became the finest multi-role combat aircraft of WWII.
Internationally hailed as one of Robert Taylor’s most iconic paintings, Broken Silence depicts a scene typical in Norfolk, England during the summer and autumn of 1943 as two pairs of Mosquito B.IVs, each powered by two phenomenal Rolls-Royce Merlin Engines, head out over the East Anglian fens on a low-level precision strike against enemy targets in Holland.
The original print edition, autographed by some of the most famous aircrew to fly the Mosquito, is long sold out and a prized collector’s item.
Each print has been signed by the artist as well as:
Group Captain JOHN “CATS-EYES” CUNNINGHAM CBE DSO** DFC* AE FRAES
Group Captain LEONARD CHESHIRE VC OM DSO** DFC*
Air Marshal SIR IVOR BROOM KCB CBE DSO DFC AFC
Stretched canvas reproduction, signed by the artist. Canvas size: 36″ wide x 24″ high.
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