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 The image shows Lancaster AJ-N pulling away after its successful breach of the Eder dam.  Alongside is the portrait of AJ-N pilot Plt Off L J Knight.  This aircraft was the third aircraft to make the tricky attack on the Eder dam.  Despite the approach being made difficult by the terrain, AJ-N successfully breached the Eder dam with its bomb, and returned home safely.<br><br><b>Crew of <i>N for Nan</i> :</b><br><br>Pilot : Plt Off L J Knight<br>Flight Engineer : Sgt R E Grayston<br>Navigator : Flg Off H S Hobday<br>Wireless Operator : Flt Sgt R G T Kellow<br>Bomb Aimer : Flg Off E C Johnson<br>Front Gunner : Sgt F E Sutherland<br>Rear Gunner : Sgt H E O'Brien.

Tribute to the 617 Sqn Dambusters Crew of Lancaster AJ-N by David Pentland. (P)
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 6th August 1945, Col. Paul Tibbets puts his aircraft, Enola Gay, into a violent turn to evade the blast of the atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. This marked a turning point in the war and history.

Turning Point by David Pentland. (P)
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 Erich Hartmann celebrates his 300th victory over Warzyn airfield, Poland, 24th August 1944.  Oberleutnant Erich Hartmann celebrates his 300th victory over JG52's 9th Staffel home field.  Four days later he was awarded the Knights cross with diamonds as the first pilot to achieve this score.

Victory Flypast by David Pentland. (P)
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 South of Alexandria, Egypt, 7th August 1942.  When a pair of Me109Fs from JG27 unexpectedly encountered a lumbering Bristol Bombay and downed it, they were unaware of the full significance of their action.  It was only on their return to base that Emil Clade and Bernd Schneider heard that Lt. General <i>Strafer</i> Gott the formidable new commander of the 8th Army had perished on the fallen transport.  His death opened the way for his replacement, General Montgomery.

Hand of Fate by David Pentland. (P)
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 Flt Lt Alex Thom DFC of No. 87 Sqn in his Hurricane (LK-M) encounters heavy ground fire on a mission over the Allied raid on Dieppe on 19th August 1942.

Operation Jubilee by David Pentland. (P)
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 Franco-German border, 22md November 1939.  While flying a routine border <i>Frei Jagd</i> for some reconnaissance Dorniers, eight Me109s of 3./JG2 were engaged by fourteen French Curtiss Hawks of GC II/4.  During the ensuing dogfight, the first combat for the Richthofen Geschwader since WW1, two of the French fighters were shot down.  The first by Lt Helmut Wick, was flown by the French ace Adjutant Camille Plubeau (14 victories) the other by Ofw Erwin Kley.  Wick was to go on to become one of the great aces of the Battle of Britain, achieving 56 victories before his death in November 1940.

First Combat by David Pentland. (P)
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 Avro Lancaster AJ-P of Flt. Lt. Martin 617 Squadron releases the bomb that successfully breaches the Mohne dam. In the foreground the electrical substation is burning from a previous attack by Flt.Lt. Hopgood.

GONER 58A - Mohne Dam, Germany, 17th May 1943 by David Pentland. (P)
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 Heligoland, German coast, 18th December 1939.  Johannes <i>Macky</i> Steinhoff attacking Vickers Wellington bombers of No.37 Sqn.  A raiding force of 22 RAF Wellington Ia bombers from 9, 37 and 149 squadrons was intercepted by some 60 Me109 and Me110s.  First to engage were 6 Me109Ds from Oberleutnant Johannes <i>Macki</i> Steinhoff 's NG26's experimental night fighter staffel. In the running battle that followed Steinhoff and Feldwebel Szuggar claimed 1 bomber each.  It was a disasterous day for the RAF with a total of 12 aircraft being shot down and another 6 crash landing on their return to England.

Battle of the Bight by David Pentland. (P)
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 160th SOAR, 'Nightstalkers', MH-6J 'Little Bird' and a small squad of Special Forces D-Boys fly low en route to their target in Afghanistan.

Some Little Birds Fly at Night by David Pentland. (P)
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Century of Tanks 1916 -2016 is now available!

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2016 marks the first centenary of the Tank and to commemorate this anniversary renowned military artist David Pentland has drawn from his vast archives of paintings and drawings to illustrate the evolution of this powerful and deadly weapon in combat over the last hundred years. For the purposes of this book the definition of a tank has been limited to that of a fully tracked armoured vehicle, which usually carries a turret armed with a main gun. Omitted therefore, are assault guns, self-propelled anti-tank and artillery vehicles which may be returned to in a future volume. 

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LATEST DAVID PENTLAND RELEASES

 Ardennes, Belgium 10th May 1940. Belgian infantry manning a Hochkiss machine gun await the advancing German army. The Hochkiss M1914 although outdated by 1940 was still a heavy and rock-steady combination of gun and tripod, the world's first efficient air-cooled machine gun, known for its reliability and accuracy.

Defending the Homeland by David Pentland.
 France, 23rd May 1940. The advance guard of Pz38t tanks, 1st Panzer Division enter the little village of Hames-Boucres, on the road to Calais.

The Road to Calais by David Pentland.
 Northern France, 1st June 1940. Beleaguered troops of the BEF, fight a delaying action against the German encirclement of the doomed town.

Rearguard at Dunkirk by David Pentland.
 Northern France, 22nd May 1940. Sdkfz 222 light armoured cars of the SS Leibstandarte Regiment drive along French lanes on a reconnaissance patrol for the forces of General Heinz Guderian on their advance towards the French coast.

Wittmann on Patrol by David Pentland.

 May 1940. At the forefront of the German panzer divisions and leading the advances into France were the Kradschutzen Truppen or motorcycle troops. Although mainly acting in the reconnaissance role they also had the firepower to hold objectives until reinforced.

Motorcycle Attack by David Pentland.
 May 1940. Designed by Renault to replace the ageing FT-17 in the light infantry tank support role, as such it was relatively heavily armoured and was armed with a low velocity 37mm gun. Like all French tanks of this time it used a single man turret, which put the commander/gunner under considerable pressure in combat. The R.35 entered service with the French army in 1935, and in 1940 it was upgraded to the R-40. In all 900 Renault tanks were in service when the Germans invaded.

De Gaulle's Defenders by David Pentland.
 France, 15th-17th May 1940. The French offensive at Stonne was of vital importance following the German capture of Sedan. The French could use it as a base from which to launch long-term attacks on the enemy bridgeheads. In this innocuous town, a vicious two-day battle took place in which the Germans came face to face with the premier French tank, the Char B-Bis for the only time. One of these tanks, commanded by Pierre Billotte, proved invulnerable to German anti-tank fire and took 140 hits, and knocked out 13 German tanks. The town changed hands 17 times but ultimately the French failed to hold it.

Char B at Stonne by David Pentland.
DP0261. Last Stand at Calais by David Pentland. France, 23rd May 1940. British Cruiser Mark IA CS (A9) tanks and Bren Carriers of A squadron, 3RTR, 1st Armoured Division, line the road south of Calais, prior to being sent south to secure the bridges on the St. Omer canal. The British column of tanks failed to reach its objective, encountering the advance guard of 1st Panzer Division near the little village of Hames-Boucres, and after an inconclusive afternoon battle fell back towards Calais in the early evening.

Last Stand at Calais by David Pentland.

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 Members of Pagoda troop 22 SAS, prepare to assault the front of the Iranian Embassy in Princess Gate, London. The action brought the 5 day siege of the Embassy by terrorists to an end and saved all but one of the remaining hostages.

Operation Nimrod, 5th May 1980 by David Pentland. (P)
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 The battle for Prokhorovka marked the high water mark of the German southern drive for Kursk. At the apex of the thrust were the 14 tiger tanks of the 13 Heavy Tank Company, 1st SS Panzer Division Liebstandarte, led by Michael Wittman. Their advance was eventually thwarted, however, by the epic charge of the Soviet 29th Guards Tank Corps, as part of 5th Guards Tank Armys furious counter attack against the SS Tank Corps.

Clash of Steel, Prokhorovka, Kursk, 12th July 1943 by David Pentland. (GS)
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 In this, the first true parachute operation of World war two, German paratroops of 1st battalion Fallschirmjager Regiment 1, proved themselves an invaluable component of Blitzkrieg. First in the initial stages of the campaign by seizing airfields and bridges in Norway and Denmark, and subsequently by supporting army ground forces engaged at Narvik.

The Battle for Norway by David Pentland. (GS)
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 British Vickers MKV1B Light tanks of the 3rd Hussars, 7th Armoured Division celebrate their part in the momentous victory over Italian forces in North Africa, February 1941.

Victory at Beda Fomm by David Pentland. (GS)
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 As the spearhead of Army Group North, 6th Panzer Division had deployed two Kampgruppe across the Dubyana river as jump off points for the drive towards Leningrad. Prior to the ensuing battles for the bridgeheads General Solyalyankin, commander of 2nd Tank Division, infiltrated a single KV2 and some infantry across the river to interdict the German supply road to Rasyeinyia. For two days the Soviet tank fought off all attempts to clear it from the road (including a night attack by German sappers) in the process destroying a convoy of supply trucks, a battery of the new Pak38 anti-tank guns, and an 88mm gun. It was only the combined efforts of a platoon of PZ35(t)s who distracted the lone tank to its front while a 88mm AA gun scored some eight hits from the rear that finally knocked it out. as the Germans inspected the silent KV they were stunned as the turret once again began to move, a quick thinking engineer dropped a few grenades through the 88 holes in the turret and finally silenced the monster.

The Roadblock, Dubyana River, Lithuania 23rd - 24th June 1941 by David Pentland. (GL)
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 A Provisional IRA bomb left outside the Unionist Party Headquarters, exploded prematurely injuring several police, army and civilians. At the same time it devastated the recently repaired Grand Opera House and Europa Hotel.

Business as Usual, Glengall St, Belfast, December 1991 by David Pentland. (GS)
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 Soviet guards launch a Human Wave attack on beleaguered German defenders at Stalingrad, Autumn 1942.

Valour of the Guards by David Pentland. (GL)
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 When 250 well armed and trained rebel tribesmen attacked the small SAS outpost at Mirbat few would have given good odds on their survival.  At the height of the battle Corporal Labalaba and Trooper Savesaki, both Fijians and both wounded fought off relentless assaults by the attacking Adoo.  Firing a World War II vintage 25pdr field gun at point blank range Labalaba finally fell to a snipers bullet just as Captain Kealy and Trooper Tobin reached the gunpit to aid its defence.  Within minutes however Tobin was dead, but Kealy and the remaining defenders critical position was saved by the timely arrival of 2 Omani Strikemaster jets, and helicopters carrying 24 men of G Squadron.

Sacrifice at Mirbat, Dhofar, Oman, 19th July 1972 by David Pentland.
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The pride of the Royal Navy, HMS Hood, leaves Portsmouth on her way to the Fleet Review of King George V in July 1935.  HMS Hood is followed by the destroyer HMS Express.

HMS Hood and HMS Express Departing from Portsmouth 1935 by Ivan Berryman (GM)
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Depicting Bonnie Prince Charlie leaving after his defeat in the Rebellion.

Lochaber No More by J.B. Macdonald.
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GIJL8804GS. The Merry Monarch, 1845 by John Frederick Herring Snr (1795-1865)
The Merry Monarch, 1845 by John Frederick Herring Snr (1795-1865)
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 Posted to 64 Squadron on 1st July 1940, the tragically short relationship of Sub Lt F Dawson Paul with the Spitfire was crammed with victories.  He immediately shared a Dornier Do17 off Beachy Head and, just four days later claimed a Messerschmitt Bf.109.  Further kills were confirmed over the next two weeks, among them five Bf.110s and another Do.17. His final victory was a Bf.109 on 25th, but on this day he fell to the guns of the German ace Adolf Galland.  Dawson Paul was rescued from the English Channel by a German E-boat, but died of his wounds five days later as a prisoner of war.

The Longest July by Ivan Berryman. (B)
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1st Foot Guards and The Coldstream Guards are shown manning the walls of Hougoumont Farm against the heavy French forces at the height of the the Battle of Waterloo.  Also shown are some captured French soldiers.  During the Battle of Waterloo the 1st Foot Guards and the Coldstream Guards losses were as follows: 1st Foot Guards - 125 Killed, 352 Wounded, and the Coldstream Guards - 97 killed and 446 wounded and four missing.

Defence of Hougoumont Farm by Robert Hillingford (GS)
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Robert The Bruce dispatches Sir Henry De Bohun before the Battle of Bannockburn.  Far ahead of Edward IIs main army, marching from Falkirk to relieve Stirling Castle, rides the English vanguard. Late on that day, 23rd June 1314, these horsemen advance along the Roman road and cross Bannockburn. Eager for combat Gloucesters bold Barons and Knights spur on their chargers towards the gathered Scottish infantry. Robert the Bruce, King of Scots, not yet fully dressed for battle, sits astride a grey pony. He rides out ahead of his formations to observe the enemys advance. One of the English Knights, Sir Henry De Bohun, seeing the Kings vulnerable position, gallops ahead of his fellows to engage Bruce in single combat. Undaunted, the King holds his ground. Skillfully turning his mount away from the thrust of the Knights deadly lance in one movement he swings his battle axe down upon his enemys head with such force that the handle is shattered and the unfortunate attackers skull is split in two. In triumph, Bruce returns to the cheers of his countrymen who before the day is out will soon deliver a similar fate upon many other English noblemen. As the light fades the Riders retire but both armies know well that the main battle of Bannockburn has yet to begin.

In Single Combat by Mark Churms. (P)
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 British Airways has the largest fleet of Boeing 747-400's with 50 in service.  A total of 694 747-400's have been built with the first rolled out in January 1988 with its certification being received on January 10th 1989.

British Airways Boeing 747-400 by Ivan Berryman.
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 Portraits of Sir Thomas Fairfax and Prince Rupert of the Rhine.  Sir Thomas Fairfax (1612-71) Captain general of the Parliamentary New Model Army and his opponent Prince Rupert of the Rhine (1619-82) nephew of King Charles 1st and general of Royalist Horse. Centre section of the painting depicts cavalry engagement during the battle of Marston Moor.

Opposing Generals of Horse - Battle of Marston Moor by Chris Collingwood. (GL)
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Lieutenant Colonel William Willis

William Willis joined the service in October 1942. Posted overseas to England, he flew P-38s with the 343rd Fighter Squadron, 55th Fighter Group. Based at Wormingford, the Group was equipped with P-38 Lightnings, which they were flying over Normandy at the time of the D-Day invasion. Shortly after they were converted to P-51s, on which Willis went to Berlin on a strafing mission.

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Top Cover by Gerald Coulson.
Dove of Peace by David Pentland. (D)

Dove of Peace by David Pentland. (D)
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US Airborne Paratrooper Prints by Robert Taylor and David Pentland.
Day Drop - Stick 21 by Robert Taylor. (AP)
Day Drop - Stick 21 by Robert Taylor. (AP)
Holding the Line by David Pentland.

Holding the Line by David Pentland.
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D-Day Airborne Assault Prints by David Pentland and Robert Taylor.
A Foothold in France by David Pentland.

A Foothold in France by David Pentland.
Day Drop - Stick 21 by Robert Taylor.
Day Drop - Stick 21 by Robert Taylor.
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Flying Fortress Aviation Art by Nicolas Trudgian and David Pentland.
Rocket Attack by Nicolas Trudgian.

Rocket Attack by Nicolas Trudgian.
Deadly Pass by David Pentland.

Deadly Pass by David Pentland.
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82nd Airborne Paratrooper Military Prints by David Pentland.
Here Come the Cavalry by David Pentland.

Here Come the Cavalry by David Pentland.
Chuting Up by David Pentland.

Chuting Up by David Pentland.
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US Airborne Forces in Normandy Prints by Richard Taylor and David Pentland.
Liberation - Sainte Mere Eglise by Richard Taylor. (AP)
Liberation - Sainte Mere Eglise by Richard Taylor. (AP)
First to Fight by David Pentland. (AP)

First to Fight by David Pentland. (AP)
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B-25 Mitchell Aviation Art Prints by Anthony Saunders and David Pentland.
Battle of the Brenner by Anthony Saunders.

Battle of the Brenner by Anthony Saunders.
Doolittle Raider, Tokyo, April 18th 1942 by David Pentland.

Doolittle Raider, Tokyo, April 18th 1942 by David Pentland.
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David Pentland

David Pentland

One of Europe's Leading Military and Aviation Artists, David Pentland has produced a wealth of Paintings for Cranston Fine arts, who are proud to have David as one of their leading Artists. As you browse down his wonderful work you may be interested to know that many of the Paintings are still available, and to a collector his work would certainly be a valuable addition. David's Paintings have gone up in value over the past 2 years, and have seen a growth in value of nearly 100%.



David with one of his original paintings in the originals gallery at Cranston Fine Arts, and at a print signing session with a print of one of his pencil drawings.

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