At dawn on 12 February 1942 a German battle fleet rounded the Cherbourg peninsula. Their destination was Germany.
Undetected, the battlecruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau, together with the cruiser Prinz Eugen and supporting vessels, had escaped from the French port of Brest, and were making an audacious dash – in broad daylight and under the noses of the enemy – to the safety of the Elbe Estuary. But first they must sail through the Straits of Dover, one of the narrowest and most heavily defended straits in the world.
Everything depended on surprise – and air cover. Given the job of providing that air cover was one of Hitler’s youngest Generals, Adolf Galland, and his Messerschmitt Me109’s of JG-26.
Never, perhaps, has such a significant air-sea operation been portrayed with such style as by Robert Taylor in the now classic Masterwork, The Channel Dash. Originally created as the first in the famous “Galland Trilogy,” it has been personally signed by Adolf Galland and veterans of Operation Cerberus. It remains most highly desired and collectable limited editions ever published.
Each print has been personally signed by the artist in addition to:
Generalleutnant ADOLF GALLAND KC WITH OAK LEAVES SWORDS AND DIAMONDS
Major GERHARD SCHOPFEL KC
Korvettekapitän FRIEDRICH-KARL PAUL
Oberleutnant ADOLF GLUNZ KC WITH OAK LEAVES
Oberleutnant-zur-see GERD-DIETRICH SCHNEIDER
This powerful piece was released as the first in the collectible Galland trilogy, including Fighter General and Most Memorable Day, to commemorate the life of Adolf Galland, one of the greatest Fighter leaders in History. It is seldom available in the secondary market making it the perfect addition to any collection.
THE GICLÉE STUDIO PROOFS ON CANVAS
Using the most sophisticated digital Giclée technology, each Canvas Proof is printed directly on to fine canvas creating the look and feel of an original painting. Each canvas is fully authorized and personally signed by the artist, stamped on the back, hand numbered and titled.
Studio Proof stretched size: 36” wide x 24” high