Harvesting is brieﬂy interrupted as Mk.I Spitﬁres of 609 Squadron pass low overhead. The young pilots return to 10 Group Sector Station at Middle Wallop after successfully engaging Luftwaffe raiders attacking naval facilities on the south coast, August 1940.
This prestigious limited edition portfolio, specially issued to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain, includes an individually numbered limited ﬁrst edition copy of the book THEIR FINEST HOUR.
Presented in its own luxury embossed slipcase, each book is accompanied by a matching-numbered copy of the limited edition print LONGEST SUMMER.
THE COMMEMORATIVE LIMITED EDITION BOOK AND PRINT PORTFOLIO
THE LIMITED EDITION
Accompanied by a matching-numbered ﬁrst edition book, each print in every edition is personally signed by an RAF Fighter Pilot who flew Hurricanes during the Battle of Britain:
Wing Commander JOHN “TIM” ELKINGTON
THE ARTIST PROOFS
Issued with a signed copy of the print Longest Summer, each book in this FIVE SIGNATURE edition includes a highly collectible library bookplate, personally signed by a further four Battle of Britain veterans:
Flight Lieutenant TERRY CLARK DFM AE
C.A.F JOE RODDIS
Flying Officer KEN WILKINSON
Wing Commander TERENCE KANE
THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
With all the components of the Artist Proofs each print is signed by a further ﬁve Aircrew who ﬂew in combat during the Battle of Britain. This very special TEN SIGNATURE edition is a living historical account of one of the most crucial periods of British history and a very exclusive collector’s item:
Wing Commander TOMNEIL DFC* AFC AE
Squadron Leader TONY PICKERING AFC
Flight Lieutenant ARCHIBALD MCINNES
Flight Lieutenant WILLIAM “BOB” HUGHES DFC AE
Wing Commander RICHARD “DICKIE” SUMMERS AFM OBE
THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY REMARQUE EDITIONS
The 75th Anniversary Edition is further enhanced by the inclusion of two remarque editions, each containing an original pencil drawing, beautifully crafted to order by artist Anthony Saunders in the lower margin of the print Longest Summer. Each drawing is unique and will be themed to the Battle of Britain.
THE GICLÉE CANVAS PROOF
Using the very latest high-deﬁnition giclée technology Anthony Saunders’ fabulous painting Longest Summer is faithfully replicated on canvas as part of this exciting Portfolio. Issued pre-stretched, each Giclée Studio Proof is numbered and signed by the artist and issued with an individually numbered limited ﬁrst edition copy of the book Their Finest Hour, presented in its own luxury embossed slipcase. Each book includes a highly collectible library bookplate, personally signed by the FIVE Battle of Britain veterans who signed the Artist Proofs.