SIGHTING THE BISMARCK (Secondary Market Copy)
by Robert Taylor
At 10.30 on the morning of 26th May, 1941, a lone Catalina of 209 Squadron rediscovers the mighty German battleship Bismarck – pride of the Kriegsmarine – which had eluded the Royal Navy for more than 32 hours. Heavy flak surrounds the Catalina as she signals the position of the Bismarck – some 700 miles west of Brest – to the Admiralty. The following day, confronted by the Royal Navy battleships King George V and Rodney, supported by 2 cruisers, the Bismarck was sunk during one of the epic actions of modern naval warfare.
Overall print size: 32″ x 23″
Each print is signed by FOUR of the small band of only 110 crew members who survived the sinking of the Bismarck.
Obergefreiter HANS HELLWIG
Machinen Obergefreiter KARL-AUGUST SCHULDT
Matrose II JOSEF STATZ
Machinen Obergefreiter JOHANNES ZIMMERMAN
This secondary market Artist Proof copy comes with it’s original Certificate of Authenticity. It is in extremely good condition, having been stored flat and out of sunlight since purchase.