Malta George Cross by Robert Taylor - Malta Edition Remarque

Malta George Cross by Robert Taylor - Malta Edition Remarque

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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 defending Stuka dive bombers. In recognition of the sacrifices made by the Maltese people King George V1 awarded the whole island the George Cross.

The “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 remarque is of a Spitfire flown in Malta with the tropical air filter.

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