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Silent Fortress

Randall Scott

Size: 33" x 23"
Edition: 500
Subject: B-17 Flying Fortress

There are few scenes quite so evocative as the vision of a once mighty warbird resting silently in its watery grave, a tranquil underwater world so alien to the world that it was created to fly and fight in. Far removed from the hostile skies of Europe and the long hours of tension, cold and extreme danger endured by its crew, this potent warrior now lies peacefully, its guns silent and quiet forever in the shallow waters of the Mediterranean where it came to rest so many years ago.

The men who flew this Fortress and who, with countless others, braved the odds to fight for freedom in Europe against the tyranny of Nazi Germany and her Axis allies, now live in peace. But they have never forgotten that fateful day when, with smoking engines and badly damaged by enemy fighters, they were forced to ditch their aircraft in these warm shallow seas to await rescue. Now, if they were able, they could dive upon this mighty warrior resting in a very different world, for it has become a living reef, and where once it was full of courageous young airmen it is now home to a vast array of marine life.

Each copy of Randall Scott's Limited Edition, Silent Fortress, is signed and numbered by the artist.


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