Victory Over Gold - Gold Box Limited Edition

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500 (TBC) wooden pieces / 500x300x5mm (approx. 17.75x14.50x0.25")

Material: 5mm Linden Plywood

Artist: Nicolas Trudgian

Artisan: Mark Cappitella - Master Hand Cut Puzzle Maker website

Introducing the first Victory Gold Box™ puzzle in almost 40 years!

In commemoration of the 80th anniversary of D-Day, this is a limited edition run of only 100 (TBC) puzzles - if you are interested in securing one of these exclusive Gold Boxes, please click the 'NOTIFY ME...' button above and leave your email address!

This puzzle comes in our beautiful new gold box packaging and like the original Victory Gold Box puzzles there is no guide picture on the box!

There is a guide picture included in a sealed envelope for those that desire to use it.

This puzzle was first cut by hand on a scroll saw by a skilled artisan - it was then meticulously hand traced into our software to enable us to replicate it in laser cut form - allowing you to enjoy a 'hand cut' puzzle from a master puzzle maker for a fraction of the price!

Frustrated by the absence of Luftwaffe aircraft over the Normandy beaches on D-Day, Allied fighter pilots were spoiling for a fight. When a dozen JU88s appeared over Gold Beach on the following morning, June 7, 1944, the patrolling Spitfires of 401 Squadron wasted no time in getting into the fray.
 
At just after 0800 hours twelve Junkers JU88s appeared out of the 2000ft cloud base, intent on making a diving attack on the heavily populated beachhead. Wheeling their Spitfires into the on-coming attack, Squadron Leader Cameron, C.O. of 401 Sqn, called his pilots to pick their own targets, and all hell broke loose. In the ensuing dogfight 401 Squadron's Canadian pilots destroyed no fewer than six of the JU88s, and the attack on the beach was averted.
 
Nicolas Trudgian recreates the scene as Flying officer Arthur Bishop, son of WWI Ace Billy Bishop, brings down one of the JU88s that day. With its starboard engine on fire, and its hydraulics shot away, the doomed Luftwaffe fighter-bomber begins its ultimate, uncontrollable roll. F/O Arthur Bishop hurtles past the stricken bomber, Nick's superb study showing every detail of his Mk IX Spitfire.

Below the pockmarked landscape and beachhead is packed with detail and activity: No fewer than fifty vehicles of all description can be counted, with as many ships and landing craft offshore. Some thirty aircraft are visible in the sky. A massively comprehensive image that will keep collectors endlessly absorbed in a wholly realistic atmosphere, created by a hugely talented and highly respected aviation artist.

Article code: 24801 - June 2024

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