Dambuster Dawn

Stephen Brown





Dambuster Dawn Stephen Brown

May 17th 1943: the thunder of Merlin engines fills the air, shattering the quiet of a Dutch dawn and causing wildfowl to scatter in alarm. Flying at tree-top height the Avro Lancaster of Bill Townsend heads at full throttle towards the coast and the relative safety of the North Sea.

This day the world will awaken to news of one the most daring and ingenious air raids of all time. RAF Avro Lancasters of 617 Squadron, using the unique ‘bouncing bomb’ created by Barnes Wallis, had destroyed some of Germany’s major dams, causing serious flooding of the industrial Ruhr and inflicting great damage on the enemy’s war effort.

Tasked with attacking the Ennepe Dam, Bill Townsend had to contend with low mist in the valleys and intense flak from enemy defences alerted by earlier aircraft. For his pilot skills, determination and bravery Bill Townsend was subsequently awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Medal.



Every print in the entire edition is signed and numbered in pencil by the artist, Stephen Brown. The Artist Proof and Remarque editions are issued with the companion print, Dambusters - The Dash for Home which is signed by Squadron Leader George ‘Johnny’ Johnson DFM. One of the legendary 617 Squadron Dambusters, ‘Johnny’ Johnson was Bomb Aimer on AJ-T which attacked the Sorpe Dam for which Johnny was awarded the DFM. The aircraft was piloted by the American Joe McCarthy and the pair went on to fly 40 more missions together.

Companion Print - Dambusters - The Dash for Home
Companion Print - Dambusters - The Dash for Home

Overall Print Size 31"x 21" (inches) Printed in lightfast inks on acid free archival paper.
Companion Print Size 16 1/2" x 10 1/2"

The Gallery Edition

The Gallery Edition is individually signed and numbered in pencil by the artist Stephen Brown, they are a smaller size print that are supplied already double mounted with a backing board and clear wrap making them ideal to give as a gift as they are.

Gallery Edition image size: 14” x 8 1/2”
Mounted size: 19 1/2” x 15”

Matching numbered certificate of authenticity included.


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Primary Edition Print
UK £95.00 Edition Size - 95

Artist Proof Edition (Companion Print Included)
UK £135.00 Edition Size - 20

Remarque Edition (Companion Print Included)
UK £260.00 Edition Size - 20

Gallery Edition
UK £65.00 Edition Size - 25


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Helpful information regarding our Limited Edition Prints

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An edition of identical prints, numbered sequentially and individually signed by the artist, having a stated limit to the quantity in the edition. Following publication the printing plates are destroyed. Almost all the aviation art and aircraft prints featured on this website are authenticated with the original signatures of distinguished military personnel.

Artists Proof:

An old tradition of reserving a quantity of prints for the artist's use, usually equal to about 10 % of the edition. In the early days of printing, these prints were the only remuneration the poor artist received. Proofs are signed by the artist and numbered showing the quantity of Artist's Proofs issued in the edition. Because of their highly restricted number, Artist's Proofs are sold at a higher value than the regular prints in the edition.

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A quantity of prints, not always announced or issued at the time of publication, usually equal to no more than 10% of the edition. These are reserved for the publisher's use, mostly for donation to Museums, Service establishments, Service Associations, and the like. Quantities of Publishers Proofs, sometimes issued with a supplementary print, may be made available to collectors either at the time of publication, or at a later date, depending upon availability.

Remarqued print:

A print issued with an original pencil drawing by the artist in the margin, each numbered out of the quantity of individually remarqued prints in the edition. The quantity of remarqued prints in any one edition generally is between 25 and 50. Each remarque drawing made by the artist is slightly different, thus making each print totally unique. Remarqued prints may be available at the time of publication, or announced at a later date, depending upon the artist's work load at the time .Please be aware that Remarque prints can take up to six weeks for delivery. An artist remarqued print is the ultimate collector item in terms of reproduced work.

Companion print:

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Original drawing:

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Certificate of Authenticity:

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