Midway - the Attack on the Soryu - by Anthony Saunders
COMMEMORATING THE MOST PIVOTAL NAVAL VICTORY OF WORLD WAR II
Brimming with overconfidence, few on board the Japanese carrier Soryu noticed the SBD Dauntless bombers gathering overhead. Within a matter of minutes a few courageous US Navy pilots would change the course of history.
Anthony Saunders new action-packed painting recreates the scene from the Battle of Midway as the SBD Dauntless pilots pull out of their death-defying dives having delivered their 1000lb bombs perfectly on target with three direct hits on the Japanese carrier. Already there is utter chaos aboard the Soryu as exploding ammunition and igniting fuel erupt onto the flight deck from the hangars below. Secondary explosions rip through the ship, fires rage beyond control and her hull shudders to contain the violent inferno. The Soryu is doomed.
The Military Gallery is honored that joining artist Anthony Saunders, two veterans who took part in the epic Battle of Midway have signed every print in this historically important edition:
AMM 1/C GEORGE H. MAYNOR
He served on the crew of the USS Hornet (CV-8).
AMM 1/C (Naval Aviation Pilot) JACK MORRISSEY
He flew combat operation PBY-5s and SBD's.
350 Signed & numbered
25 Artist Proofs
Overall Print Size: 29" wide x 23½" high Image Size: 22½" wide x 16" high
Acid Free Permanent Paper
Sample of double remarque - all remarques and drawn by Anthony Saunders in the bottom margin of the print
There is no better way to commemorate one of the most important battles of World War II than with a beautifully crafted piece of original art by Anthony Saunders - widely regarded as one of the most talented and exciting aviation artists of his generation.
These wonderfully accurate drawings will feature the SBD Dauntless relevant to the painting. If you have a specific request for another drawing - such as a PBY - please let us know when placing your order and well do our best to accommodate!
10 Double Remarques