Target London

Nicolas Trudgian





Target London Nicolas Trudgian

''This is the best Luftwaffe bomber painting I have ever captures the atmosphere exactly'' Hajo Herrmann K.C.O.S.

In September 1940, the final phase of the Battle of Britain, the Luftwaffe turned its attention away from the RAF's airfields and made London its target. This fascinatingly detailed painting depicts a devastating raid which took place on September 15th when more than one hundred Heinkel 111 and Dornier bombers swarmed over the docklands and the East End. Believing the RAF to be down to their last 50 fighters, the Luftwaffe had not expected much opposition, and so were greatly surprised to be met by no fewer than 28 squadrons of Hurricanes and Spitfires. One He111 of KG53 is seen here having been hit, before struggling back to France. Many others were not so fortunate and, by the end of the day, the German losses were so great that Hitler postponed the invasion of Britain indefinitely.

Target London' brings together a unique combination of up to Fourteen Luftwaffe bomber and fighter pilot signatures, all Knights Cross winners, including three editions considered to be the most significant collection of Luftwaffe bomber signatures ever to adorn a fine art print.


Every print in this stunning new edition is signed and numbered in pencil by the artist Nicolas Trudgian and the following Luftwaffe Battle of Britain Aces.

The Blitz Edition

The Blitz Edition is limited to just 350 prints worldwide and is signed by the Three outstanding Luftwaffe Fighter Pilots and Three Bomber Pilots all were Knights Cross recipients.


Hans-Ekkehard Bob KC - Fighter Pilot, Kurt Dahlmann KC Oakleaves - Kampfflieger, Otto Schultz KC - Fighter Pilot, Hajo Herrmann KC Swords - Kampfflieger, Erich Rudorffer KC Swords - Fighter Pilot Gerhard Krems KC - Kampfflieger

The Kampfflieger Edition

The Kampfflieger Edition is limited to just 80 prints worldwide and is signed by Fourteen Luftwaffe fighter and bomber pilots, all were Knights Cross recipients.


Hans-Ekkehard Bob KC - Fighter Pilot, Kurt Dahlmann KC Oakleaves - Kampfflieger (pilot), Otto Schultz KC - Fighter Pilot, Hajo Herrmann KC Swords - Kampfflieger (pilot), Erich Rudorffer KC Swords - Fighter Pilot, Gerhard Krems KC - Kampfflieger (pilot), Hansgeorg Bätcher KC Oakleaves - Kampfflieger (pilot), Otto Engel KC - Kampfflieger (pilot),
Johann Boos KC - Kampfflieger (pilot), Hermann Hogeback KC Swords - Kampfflieger (pilot), Udo Cordes KC - Kampfflieger (pilot), Dieter Lukesch KC Oakleaves - Kampfflieger (pilot), Wilhelm Dipberger KC - Kampfflieger (radio operator), Heinrich Südel KC - Kampfflieger (pilot).

Matching numbered certificate of authenticity included.

Overall print size 36" x 25" (inches) Printed in lightfast inks on acid free archival paper.

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The Blitz Edition
UK £175.00
Edition Size - 350

The Kampfflieger Edition
UK £395.00
Edition Size - 80

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