THE LONG SHORT DAYS
by Robert Taylor
Robert Taylor’s stunning painting, beautifully captures a group of Bf109Gs from III./JG26, as they return to their forward base after a long fighter sweep along the Channel coast in early 1944. In his unmistakable style, and with inordinate skill, Robert deftly evokes a moment of rare tranquillity amidst the carnage of war as the lengthening sun glints across the frozen landscape during the short days of winter.
Overall Print Size: 32” wide x 24” high Image Size: 251/2
It was known as the Jagdverbände, the fighter arm of the Luftwaffe, and by June 1940 it boasted some of the world’s greatest fighter pilots. With tactics honed to perfection, these battle-seasoned veterans dominated the skies of Europe.
But as the war progressed, the Luftwaffe fighter pilots faced another battle, the increasingly desperate war of attrition as the Allied air forces slowly, but inevitably, ground the German war machine into defeat. By early 1945 Allied air supremacy was overwhelming.
THE LIMITED EDITION
Every print in each edition is individually hand-numbered and personally signed by the artist Robert Taylor together with TWO Luftwaffe fighter pilots who flew Me109’s in the West:
Stabsgefreiter HUBERT-LUDWIG PFLAUM Iron Cross
Flew Me109’s with II JG./53.
Feldwebel HEINZ RADLAUER Iron Cross 1st Class
flew Me109’s & Fw190’s with JG51 with 15 victories.
Edition Size – 250