'Operation Jericho - The Jail Breakers', after Gerald Coulson,
Lot 198
'Operation Jericho - The Jail Breakers', after Gerald Coulson,
Sold for £275 (US$ 449) inc. premium

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'Operation Jericho - The Jail Breakers', after Gerald Coulson,
'Operation Jericho - The Jail Breakers', after Gerald Coulson,
limited edition 50th anniversary print, numbered 535/850, signed by the artist and 18 of the 'Jail Breakers', 70 x 90cm, framed, together with a set of nine black and white photographs, seven taken during the raid, one of the sand tray model they used for planning and one by aerial reconnaissance after the raid, framed and glazed, 65 x 70cm overall.
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Footnotes

  • On the 18 February 1944, Mosquitoes of Number 140 Wing of the RAF Second Tactical Air Force, led by Group Captain Percy Charles Picard, flew a daring low level precision bombing attack on Amiens Prison, freeing 258, 12 of whom were on death row, due to be executed the following day. Of the 717 French Resistance and Political prisoners, 72 were injured and 102 were killed. Number 140 Wing of the RAF Second Tactical Air Force, was based at RAF Hunsdon in Hertfordshire, and was selected to carry out the raid using Mosquito FB Mk VIs. The Wing comprised 18 Mosquitoes from No. 464 Squadron RAAF, No. 487 Squadron RNZAF, and No. 21 Squadron RAF.
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