Pierre Clostermann RAF Ace
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Pierre Clostermann , WWII R.A.F. Ace France 1949 Drivepast Limited Edition

  • £35


Pierre Clostermann was a French flier who joined the British RAF in WWII becoming one of its most prolific aces.  He collected a DFC and bar, Croix de Guerre, Legion d'Honneur and several American honours along the way.

After the war, Pierre Clostermann wrote 'Le Grande Cirque' (The Big Show), a successful book which also became a successful movie. He was later to become ferociously anti-war and was pilloried by sections of the notoriously, viciously half-witted British press. Further information on a remarkable man at  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Clostermann

This painting by Paul Lengelle decorated the cover of the April 1949 'Salon de l'Aviation' issue of French magazine 'l'Illustration'. It shows Pierre Clostermann in the RAF Tempest destroying a Luftwaffe Focke-Wulf.

We’ve blown it up to A2 size (c.420 x 590 mm) and produced a limited run of 25 prints on heavy textured art paper, title embossed, and we’ve even retained some of the original patina.

 

Origin: France 1949
Size: 24 x 17 in / 61 x 43 cm
Condition: New. Print taken from front cover of "L'Illustration" by Paul Lengelle

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