The Courageous Few

David Bryant





The Courageous Few David Bryant

On the 21st August 1940, Junkers 88s of 1/KG54 'Totenkopf' were dispatched to assault the Supermarine works at Woolston. Unable to identify the factory, they bombed the airfield at Abingdon and attempted to flee singly to their home base at Evreux. Pilot Officer Bob Doe and Squadron Leader J O'brien are shown here in one of a series of attacks that brings down the raider before he can make good his escape.



The Artist Signed Edition is limited to 200 prints and is signed by the artist only. The superb signed and numbered print of only 250 plus 15 Artist proofs and 10 Remarques worldwide is Signed by the Artist David Bryant and Two Battle of Britain Ace's, Luftwaffe Bomber Ace Hajo Herrmann holder of the Knights Cross, Oakleaves and Swords and RAF Fighter Pilot Keith Lawrence DFC of 234 Squadron a close comrade of Bob Doe. This print is a Tribute to the Late Wing Commander Bob Doe DSO DFC * one of the Highest Scoring R.A.F Aces of the Battle of Britain with 14 Victories.

Each print is accompanied with a matching numbered certificate of authenticity.

Overall Print Size 36" x 27" (Inches)


Artist Signed and Numbered Print (Artist Signed Only)
UK £60.00 Edition Size - 200

Signed and Numbered Print
UK £80.00 Edition Size - 275

Artist Proof Print
UK £95.00 Edition Size - 95

Remarque Print
UK £205.00 Edition Size - 95

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