The Arcs Of Fire Gallery
Last Moments of the Möhne Dam
by Robert Taylor
As they cleared the surrounding hills the valley unfolded to reveal the black waters of the lake glistening in the crystal clear moonlight. And then, away in the distance, they saw the target they had come to destroy - the Möhne Dam.
In this vividly accurate scene, Gibson and Martin help draw the enemy's fire as ' Dinghy ' Young clears the dam's parapet seconds after releasing his bomb. A few moments later Young's bomb successfully detonated against the dam and deep groans rumbled through the granite wall as the shock ripped through it; under such stress the mighty blocks were imperceptibly shifting. The dam was mortally wounded.
Planned and created some years ago, this truly historic limited edition was personally signed by all of the living survivors of the Dambuster raid in preperation for the 70th Anniversary of Operation Chastise. Sadly some have passed away since signing the edition giving even greater meaning to this commemorative release.
THE LIMITED EDITION
( Signed by THREE veterans )
Squadron Leader George 'Johnny' Johnson
Squadron Leader GEORGE L. JOHNSON DFM RAF
Jioning the RAF in 1940, George Johnson had flown 28 operations on Lancasters with 97 Squadron at Woodhall Spa before jioning 617 Squadron on 25 March 1943. Bomb Aimer on American Joe McCarthy's reserve Lancaster AJ-T, they attacked the Sorpe Dam. Being a reserve aircraft, this Lancaster had not been fitted with the twin Aldis spotlights necessary for accurate height keeping., and it was on their tenth attempt before
George released their bomb, hitting the Dam successfully but the earth dam survived the blast. For his actions he was awarded the DFM. Commissioned in November 1943, he remained in the RAF after the war and retired in 1962.
Sergeant Frederick E. Sutherland
Sergeant FREDERICK E. SUTHERLAND RCAF
Canadian ' Doe ' Sutherland jioned 50 Squadron in September 1942 before transferring to 617 Squadron. He was the front gunner on Les Knight's Lancaster AJ-N that went first to the Möhne Dam, and then successfully attacked and breached the Eder Dam. Shot down four months later, he managed to evade capture and, with the help of the resistance, escaped back to England.
Corporal KENNETH LUCAS RAF
Jioning the RAF in June 1940 as ground crew he was initially with 49 Squadron at RAF Scampton, before transferring to 617 Squadron on its formation. Involved in all the servicing of the Lancasters, Ken was heavily involved in carrying out the special modifications before the raid, including fitting the spinning mechanism for the bomb, and attaching the crucial
Aldis lamps to then underside of the aircraft.
350 Signed & Numbered : £ 200 / $ 300
THE COLLECTORS AND REMARQUE
( Signed by FIVE veterans )
Flight Sergeant Grant S. McDonald
Flight Sergeant GRANT S. McDONALD RCAF
The Canadian rear gunner on Lancaster AJ-F flown by Ken Brown. Flying at low level on the way to the Rhur they were forced to take violent ecasive actions when the encounterede flak, large electricity pylons and tall tress. Grant and the other gunners still managed to shoot up and damage three trains before reaching, and attacking the Sorpe Dam.
Squadron Leader Les Munroe
Squadron Leader LES MUNRO DSO DFC RNZAF
New Zealander Les Munro was the pilot of Lancaster AJ-W assigned to attack the Sorpe Dam and one of the three flight commanders on the Dams raid. He was forced to abort the mission en-route to the target after his Lancaster received such heavy flak damage over Holland.
275 Collectors Edition : £ 250 / $ 375
25 Artists Proofs : £ 350 / $ 525
19 Remarques : £ 795 / $ 1195
10 Double Remarques : £ 1285 / $ 1925
THE CHASTISE TRIBUTE EDITION
SOLD OUT !!!
Last Moments of the Mohne Dam Chastise Tribute Edition by Robert Taylor
THE GICLEE EDITION
( Artist Signed )
50 Giclee Proofs On Canvas : £ 495 / $ 745
Overall Print Size : 28" wide by 27" high
Canvas Size : 34" wide x 30" high