Welcoming Respite

The Battle of Britain August 1940

Robert Taylor





Welcoming Respite Robert Taylor

Welcoming Respite - Issued With Robert Taylor's New First Edition Battle of Britain Commemorative Collection Book

It has been another hard day of ferocious air combat over southern England, but at long last the young pilots of 603 Squadron can take a short, yet welcome respite from the heavy fighting. Soon however, the roar of Merlin engines will fill the air again as another deadly Luftwaffe raid threatens.

Robert Taylor’s latest masterpiece, beautifully crafted using a subtle combination of delicate graphite skillfully interwoven with subtle hues of the artist’s finest oil paint, rekindles the poignancy of one such moment in this, the most famous of all air battles in history.

Robert Taylor's Battle of Britain Commemorative Collection Book
Robert Taylor's Battle of Britain Commemorative Collection Book

This outstanding new 128-page case-bound book is printed on heavy weight art paper and contains over 150 images, including Roberts most famous Battle of Britain paintings, reproduced in full colour - perfectly illustrating the events of this crucial period of Military History.

The magnificent limited edition book is accompanied by a superb luxury embossed slipcase. Each book is personally signed by Robert, individually numbered and issued with a matching numbered copy of his outstanding new print.

Each book and print set is also accompanied by its own unique fact sheet on the Battle of Britain. Specially created for this exclusive Commemorative edition, it is full of information on the men and machines who fought during this crucial period of Military History.




Issued with a signed matching numbered copy of the new book and special edition slipcase, each print is signed by the artist Robert Taylor along with Three outstanding Battle of Britain Spitfire Pilots:

Flight Lieutenant TREVOR GRAY
Flight Lieutenant RICHARD JONES
Squadron Leader KEN WILKINSON


With all the components of the Limited Edition, the Battle of Britain Edition is also signed by a further Six pilots and who flew Spitfires during the Battle of Britain, together with a true icon of the 20th Century, ‘The Forces Sweetheart’ - Dame Vera Lynn.

Squadron Leader PETER BROWN AFC
Flight Lieutenant ‘JIMMY’ CORBIN DFC
Wing Commander TERENCE KANE
Squadron Leader NIGEL ROSE


In addition to all the features of the Battle of Britain Edition, the Artist Proofs are also signed by two veterans who flew Blenheims during the Battle of Britain and include special bookplates, personally hand signed by two of the most famous Aces of the Battle of Britain, making a total of Fourteen signatures in this edition.

Flight Lieutenant TERRY CLARK DFM AE
Group Captain FRANK CAREY CBE DFC** AFC DFM (bookplate)


Matching numbered certificate of authenticity included.

Overall Print Size 21 3/4"x 17 1/4" (inches) Printed in lightfast inks on acid free archival paper.

Overall Book Size 11 2/3"x 9 1/4" (inches)

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Signed and Numbered Edition
UK £100.00 Edition Size - 500 (Low Inventory)

Battle of Britain Edition
UK £160.00 Edition Size - 150

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Veterans Artist Proof Edition
UK £250.00 Edition Size - 50

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Open Edition Unsigned Book Only
UK £20.00 (Open Edition Unsigned)


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