SINKING THE TIRPITZ - MULTI-SIGNED REMARQUE EDITION
The Allies tried for four long years to eradicate the threat posed by the great German Battleship 'Tirpitz'. Without the need to even weigh anchor, Tirpitz could disrupt the North Atlantic Convoys and while she lurked in her Norwegian anchorage she was a huge drain on Allied resources.
RAF Bomber Command was called upon once again to attempt to sink her and, on 12th November 1944, Lancasters of 9 and 617 Squadrons took off to attack Tirpitz loaded with the massive 12,000lb 'Tallboy' bombs designed by Barnes Wallis. The 31 Lancaster crews arrived over Tromso Fjord in clear skies and, although targeted by Flak, there were no enemy fighters. One by one they dropped their loads and a number of bombs hit their target. Tirpitz rolled over and sank taking the vast part of her crew with her.
This is a superb Multi-signed Presentation Remarque with no less than 14 Signatures:-
Group Captain J. B. 'Willie' TAIT - 617 Squadron
Squadron Leader Tony IVESON - 617 Squadron
Leutnant Zur see Willibald VOLSING - Gunnery Officer on Tirpitz
Flight Lt. Bob KNIGHTS - 617 Squadron
Squadron Leader Larry CURTIS - 617 Squadron
Flight Lt. Freddie WATTS - 617 Squadron
Flying Officer Basil FISH - 617 Squadron
Squadron Leader Benny GOODMAN - 617 Squadron
Air Commodore John LANGSTON - 617 Squadron
Squadron Leader Tom BENNETT - 617 Squadron
Wing Commander John BELL - 617 Squadron
Warrant Officer Frank TILLY - 617 Squadron
Flight Lt. Murray VALENTINE - 617 Squadron
Flight Sgt Gerald PRETTEJOHNS - 9 Squadron (Tirpitz Raid)
The Print measures 27 x 19 Inches and is in Excellent Condition.
This release had only 25 Remarques.
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