Aces High announce new print to commemorate the capture of Pegasus Bridge

OUT OF THE NIGHT – THE FIRST TO GO IN – a new graphite by Robert Taylor depicts the moment that the Horsa gliders were cast off from their Halifax bomber tugs – setting in motion of the most decisive operations of D-Day.  On board were the men of D Company, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, plus atached sappers from the Royal Engineers.  Virtually silently, the plywood and fabric gliders slipped down through the dark skies towards the Caen Canal.  In a great feat of precision flying – or precision crashing as one veteran recalled it – the gliders came to a halt within yards of the bridge that was their objective.  Taking the Wehrmacht troops on guard completely by surprise.

In his tribute to these magnificent men and their flimsy flying machines, Robert Taylor’s new master drawing portrays that decisive moment when the Horsas were cast free into the night.

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THE LIMITED EDITION
Each limited edition print has been signed by the artist and TWO of the veterans who fought at Pegasus Bridge:

Private ALF WHITEBREAD
Private BILLY GRAY

All editions are individually hand-numbered.

THE D-DAY EDITION
In addition to the signatures on the Limited Edition, the special D-Day Editions have also been signed by the following veterans of Pegasus Bridge, the D-Day landings, and one of the six RAF Halifax pilots who towed the gliders into action on that momentous night.

Private FRANK BOURLET
Sergeant PETER ‘ROCKY’ BRIGHT
Private STAN WATSON
Craftsman ROY BISHOP
Gunner ERNIE BREWER
Lance Corporal HARRY HOPKINS
Private FRANK SANKEY
Squadron Leader JOHN FISHER DFC (USA)

For prices and availability, visit the Aces High website: www.aceshighgallery.co.uk



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