A rare opportunity to obtain a
much sought- after Robert Taylor Limited Edition print at an affordable price. Adding
to its collectability is the fact that
EVERY PRINT (not copied from the original) bears the individual signatures
of 4 highly decorated WWII Royal Navy 'S' class submarine Captains (see
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Royal Navy Submarine Museum site
are a special breed of sailor. Their environment, operating deep
beneath the surface of the waves, is both unnatural and dangerous, and
demands men of cool courage and exceptional quality. Prowling the
depths like a mammoth shark, sometimes hunting, sometimes hunted,
submarine crews live and fight, and sometimes die together, alone in the
remote expanses of the world's great oceans. Regardless of national
flag under which they sail, this elite "Silent Service" is both
feared and admired by all who sail the seas.
their deadly trade in World War Two, the German U-boats posed such threat
to the vital Atlantic convoys, Winston Churchill feared the submarine
threat more than anything Hitler had at his disposal.
Each print is signed and numbered by the artist and all prints
are individually hand signed by 4 'S' Class Captains.
"wolf packs", roaming the shipping lanes far beyond the reach of
protective aircraft, they decimated the Allied merchant vessels during the
Battle of the Atlantic.
entirely by volunteers, British and American submarines saw action in
theatre during the great conflict of 1939 - 1945, the crews fighting their
solitary, stealthy, secret war with courage and nerves of steel.
Taylor's evocative painting "Secret Operation" captures the
menacing beauty of a submarine on the surface: the S-Class type HMS
Sceptre slips her moorings in Scapa Flow, Scotland, and glides quietly
into the North Sea to begin another top secret underwater operation.
On the comming tower the skipper takes a final look across the water to
the distant highlands while the crew savour the fresh salt air knowing
soon they will submerge into their eerie, silent, artificial world,
beneath the waves.