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Crew Signed Bismarck Prints by Robert Taylor and Ivan Berryman. - IvanBerryman.com

DHM2169AP.  Sighting the Bismarck by Robert Taylor. <p>In the early hours of May 24, 1941, as the mighty German battleships Bismarck and Prinz Eugen slipped through the Denmark Strait, they were dramatically intercepted by the Royal Navy battleships Hood and Prince of Wales. Within six minutes of the first salvo being fired, the Hood, pride of the Royal Navy, was blown out of the water in one of the most gigantic explosions ever witnessed at sea.  Bismarcks fourth salvo landed a shell forward of the Hoods after turrets, piercing her deck, exploding the 4-inch magazine. Simultaneously this detonated the adjacent 15-inch magazine, and in one mighty eruption the battleship broke in two. Within seconds she was gone. Of the ships company of 1400 officers and sailors only three survived.  Outraged at the grievous loss Winston Churchill signaled the Admiralty just three words: Sink the Bismarck! Thus began one of the epic sea chases in the history of naval warfare.  Damaged by shells from the Prince of Wales 14-inch guns and losing fuel oil, Admiral Lutjens broke off the engagement and steamed Bismarck towards the anonymity of the North Atlantic.  Evading the British warships for 32 hours he had hopes of reaching the safety of Brest, but when spotted by a Catalina of RAF Coastal Command, Lutjens knew it was the beginning of the end for the mighty German warship.  When an attack by Ark Royals Swordfish torpedo planes jammed her rudder Bismarcks fate was sealed. As she limped haphazardly through the waves trailing oil, the Home Fleet closed in for the final encounter.  Overwhelmed by British guns and torpedoes, Bismarcks crew fought a gallant last battle, but the odds were too great. Watching Bismarcks final moments from King George Vs bridge, Admiral Tovey said: She put up a noble fight against impossible odds, worthy of the old days of the Imperial German Navy.<p><b>Last print available of this edition - now sold out at the publisher.</b><b><p>Signed by Obergefreiter Hans Hellwig (deceased), <br>Maschinenobergefreiter Karl-August Schuldt (deceased), <br>Matrose II Josef Statz (deceased) <br>and <br>Maschinenobergefreiter Johannes Zimmermann (deceased).<p>Limited edition 85 artist proofs. <p> Paper size 33 inches x 24 inches (84cm x 61cm)
DHM1180B. Bismarck at Hamburg by Ivan Berryman. <p> Bismarck, now complete and newly painted in full Baltic camouflage, returns to Hamburg for the last time as the harsh winter of 1940/41 relents and the pride of the German Kriegsmarine prepares for real action. In the distance, the pre-Dreadnought Schleswig-Holstein awaits her next commission, the old ship alternating between vital ice-breaker and air defence duties at this time. <b><p>Signed by Maschinenobergefreiter Otto Peters (deceased). <p>Otto Peters signature edition of 100 prints (Nos. 51 - 150) from the signed limited edition of 1150 prints. <p> Image size 25 inches x 17 inches (64cm x 43cm)

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Crew Signed Bismarck Prints by Robert Taylor and Ivan Berryman.

PCK1491. Crew Signed Bismarck Prints by Robert Taylor and Ivan Berryman.

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DHM2169AP. Sighting the Bismarck by Robert Taylor.

In the early hours of May 24, 1941, as the mighty German battleships Bismarck and Prinz Eugen slipped through the Denmark Strait, they were dramatically intercepted by the Royal Navy battleships Hood and Prince of Wales. Within six minutes of the first salvo being fired, the Hood, pride of the Royal Navy, was blown out of the water in one of the most gigantic explosions ever witnessed at sea. Bismarcks fourth salvo landed a shell forward of the Hoods after turrets, piercing her deck, exploding the 4-inch magazine. Simultaneously this detonated the adjacent 15-inch magazine, and in one mighty eruption the battleship broke in two. Within seconds she was gone. Of the ships company of 1400 officers and sailors only three survived. Outraged at the grievous loss Winston Churchill signaled the Admiralty just three words: Sink the Bismarck! Thus began one of the epic sea chases in the history of naval warfare. Damaged by shells from the Prince of Wales 14-inch guns and losing fuel oil, Admiral Lutjens broke off the engagement and steamed Bismarck towards the anonymity of the North Atlantic. Evading the British warships for 32 hours he had hopes of reaching the safety of Brest, but when spotted by a Catalina of RAF Coastal Command, Lutjens knew it was the beginning of the end for the mighty German warship. When an attack by Ark Royals Swordfish torpedo planes jammed her rudder Bismarcks fate was sealed. As she limped haphazardly through the waves trailing oil, the Home Fleet closed in for the final encounter. Overwhelmed by British guns and torpedoes, Bismarcks crew fought a gallant last battle, but the odds were too great. Watching Bismarcks final moments from King George Vs bridge, Admiral Tovey said: She put up a noble fight against impossible odds, worthy of the old days of the Imperial German Navy.

Last print available of this edition - now sold out at the publisher.

Signed by Obergefreiter Hans Hellwig (deceased),
Maschinenobergefreiter Karl-August Schuldt (deceased),
Matrose II Josef Statz (deceased)
and
Maschinenobergefreiter Johannes Zimmermann (deceased).

Limited edition 85 artist proofs.

Paper size 33 inches x 24 inches (84cm x 61cm)


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DHM1180B. Bismarck at Hamburg by Ivan Berryman.

Bismarck, now complete and newly painted in full Baltic camouflage, returns to Hamburg for the last time as the harsh winter of 1940/41 relents and the pride of the German Kriegsmarine prepares for real action. In the distance, the pre-Dreadnought Schleswig-Holstein awaits her next commission, the old ship alternating between vital ice-breaker and air defence duties at this time.

Signed by Maschinenobergefreiter Otto Peters (deceased).

Otto Peters signature edition of 100 prints (Nos. 51 - 150) from the signed limited edition of 1150 prints.

Image size 25 inches x 17 inches (64cm x 43cm)


Website Price: £ 460.00  

To purchase these prints individually at their normal retail price would cost £575.00 . By buying them together in this special pack, you save £115




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*The value given for each signature has been calculated by us based on the historical significance and rarity of the signature. Values of many pilot signatures have risen in recent years and will likely continue to rise as they become more and more rare.
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Maschinenobergefreiter Johannes Zimmermann (deceased)
*Signature Value : £55 (matted)

A former blacksmith, Johannes Zimmermann was conscripted into the Kriegsmarine in 1940 and was one of the first to join Bismarcks crew at the Blohm and Voss shipyard in Hamburg on 3rd June 1940. As a leading stoker, Johannes was at his post deep in Bismarcks boiler room during the final action but successfully managed to escape when ordered to abandon ship. Born on 3rd October 1920, Johannes Zimmermann died aged 77 on 30th April 1998.
Maschinenobergefreiter Karl-August Schuldt (deceased)
*Signature Value : £50 (matted)

After his enlistment into the Kriegsmarine in 1941, Karl-August was soon posted to join the crew of the Bismarck. He served as a leading machinist in one of Bismarcks many engineering rooms. As the Bismarck sank, Karl-August was still at his battle-station below deck but fought his way out of that hell to be rescued, along with the other survivors, by HMS Dorsetshire. Sadly Karl-August Schuldt passed away on 20th May 2007.
Matrose II Josef Statz (deceased)
*Signature Value : £50 (matted)

Josef Statz was a dockyard shipbuilder before joining the Kriegsmarine in October 1940. Posted to the Bismarck in April 1941, he was a member of the central damage control team. Stationed just forward of Bismarcks main bridge Josef took part in the desperate efforts to save the Bismarck from the deep. Born on 13th April 1921, Joseph Statz died aged 78 on 24th June 1999.
Obergefreiter Hans Hellwig (deceased)
*Signature Value : £50 (matted)

Hans Hellwig joined the Kriegsmarine at the age of eighteen in January 1940, and served on the Bismarck from May of that year, through to 27 May, 1941. He was part of the gun-crew in one of Bismarcks main 15-inch turrets. In the final deadly duel with the Royal Navy his gun was eventually destroyed but he continued in action serving one of the starboard 6-inch guns until the end. Hans Hellwig passed away on 4th May 2005.
Signatures on item 2
*The value given for each signature has been calculated by us based on the historical significance and rarity of the signature. Values of many pilot signatures have risen in recent years and will likely continue to rise as they become more and more rare.
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Maschinenobergefreiter Otto Peters (deceased)
*Signature Value : £45 (matted)

Born 8th May 1919, Otto Peters joined the Kriegsmarine in April 1939. Posted to Bismarck, he was one of the first to join the crew at the Blohm and Voss shipyard in his hometown of Hamburg. As a leading stoker, Otto was on fire-watch when he heard over the tannoy that the Royal Navy had “undertaken all necessary efforts to sink the Bismarck”, and recalls that he knew at once their days were numbered. Otto was picked up after the sinking by the Cruiser HMS Dorsetshire, there were just 115 survivors from the crew of over 2000. Otto Peters died in December 2013.

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