Malta George Cross by Robert Taylor

Malta George Cross by Robert Taylor

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Malta critical to the Allies attacking Rommel’s supply lines to North Africa was continuously attacked by the Luftwaffe. In early 1942 Spitfires were flown of the decks of two Aircraft Carriers to the island’s airstrip enabling the first credible air defense of the Island. The print depicts Spitfires in combat over Malta against Me109’s escorting Stuka dive bombers. In recognition of the sacrifices made by the Maltese people King George V1 awarded the whole island the George Cross.

The Remarqued  “Malta Edition" is signed by six pilots who flew Spitfires in Malta, Ken Evans, Ian Maclennan, Colin Parkinson, Jack Rae, Arthur Roscoe and Allan Scott. The "Malta Edition" comes with the companion print HMS Illustrious signed by another three pilots Billy Drake, Mike Crosley and Peter Twiss.

The rare “George Cross Edition” is additionally signed by Bam Bamberger, Ivor Broom, Brian Hanafin and Keith Lawrence It is accompanied by three signed companion prints “Faith Over Mdina” and “Night Eyes of Malta” and “HMS Illustrious” together with a signed book “Malta Diary”. This is the wartime Malta diary of Flight Lieutenant Colin Parkinson. Truly an impressive Malta collection.

Print Size, 33" x 23", companions, Faith over Mdina 19" x 15", Night Eyes of Malta 19" x 15", HMS illustrious 20" x 16" 

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