‘The finest feat of airmanship of the entire war’
Air Chief Marshal Leigh-Mallory on the capture of Pegasus bridge
Silently out of the night they came. With flaps deployed, three timber and plywood Horsa gliders swept swiftly down through the night skies, rapidly closing with their objective – Pegasus Bridge over the Caen Canal. On board, with tension etched deep into their blackened faces, men from the Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, part of the British 6th Airborne Division, braced themselves for landing. They, and sappers from the Royal Engineers, were about to become the first fighting force to land in France on D-Day. They were about to make history.
This graphite edition from the master aviation artist is another tribute to the men that fought for during D-Day and carries a superb line up of original signatures of veterans who fought in the epic encounter at Pegasus Bridge, assaulted the beaches and one of the six Halifax pilots who towed the gliders into action on that momentous night.
THE LIMITED EDITION
Every limited edition print in each edition has been signed by TWO of the veterans who fought at Pegasus Bridge.
Private BILLY GRAY
Private ALF WHITBREAD
THE D-DAY EDITION
In addition to the signatures on the Limited Edition, the TEN signature D-Day Editions have also been signed by the following veterans of Pegasus Bridge, of the D-Day landings, and one of the RAF Halifax pilots.
Private FRANK BOURLET
Sergeant PETER “ROCKY” BRIGHT
Private STAN WATSON
Craftsman ROY BISHOP
Gunner ERNIE BREWER L.D.. HON
Lance Corporal HARRY HOPKINS
Private FRANK SANKEY
Squadron Leader JOHN FISHER DFC