SAGAN – THE GREAT ESCAPE – Double Remarque (Nb. Sold Out at Publishers)
by Richard Taylor
Richard Taylor’s superb drawing, completed in his trademark graphite and paint combination, recreates the scene as escaped POW’s, dressed in plain clothes, mix with local civilians in an attempt to catch the early morning train and make their bid for freedom.
Every print is issued with a matching numbered, signed copy of the book:
THE LAST OF THE 39-ERS
The Extraordinary Wartime Experiences of Squadron Leader Alfie Fripp
BY SEAN FEAST
Exclusively limited, every print in this new edition is hand numbered and personally signed by the artist together with FOUR veterans that played an integral part in the Great Escape. They were all members of the 200 who were to escape:
Flight Lieutenant WILLIAM “TEX” ASH
The American flew Spitfires with the RCAF scoring 3 victories before being shot down. Involved as a stooge he was about to enter the tunnel when it was discovered.
Flight Lieutenant JACK LYON
Involved as a stooge he was waiting to enter the tunnel at number 88 when the escape was discovered.
Flight Lieutenant ALAN BRYETT
Involved as a penguin he was waiting in hut 104 to enter the tunnel when it was discovered
Warrant Officer RON WADE
He was involved in digging the tunnels but due to the guards suspicions was one of a number that were moved just before the escape took place.
Each of the remarqued editions is issued conservation matted to include the original signatures of a further six veterans who took part in the Great Escape creating a highly desirable TEN signature collectors piece.
Squadron Leader DICK CHURCHILL
A tunneler he was number 63 to escape but was later recaptured
Wing Commander KEN REES
A tunneler on ‘Harry’ he was caught still inside the tunnel about to leave after it was discovered
Wing Commander PADDY BARTHROPP DFC AFC
A stooge and penguin he was waiting to enter the tunnel when the escape was discovered
Squadron Leader BA’JIMMY’ JAMES MC
He was a tunneller and number 39 to escape but was later recaptured 100 miles from the camp.
Squadron Leader LEONARD TRENT VC DFC
A tunneler he escaped but after being discovered surrendered at the tree line which allowed others to get away.
Squadron Leader KEN ‘HAWKEYE’ LEE DFC
Originally a Battle of Britain Fighter Ace he was Involved as a stooge and a penguin.
The print is in extremely good condition, and has been professionally framed using conservation materials.
Please note, as this is a framed piece and has an accompanying book, the normal shipping rates do not apply. Please contact us for a shipping quote before purchase.