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Curtiss P40-B Tomahawks over Palmyra - Detail from a painting by Graham Turner from Osprey book Syria and Lebanon 1941
These are original paintings by Graham Turner, painted in gouache on watercolour board for the Osprey book 'Syria and Lebanon 1941'. They are unique pieces of hand-painted artwork by this well known historical artist.Syria and Lebanon info
Crossing the Litani River - Painting by Graham Turner from Osprey book Syria and Lebanon 1941 Crossing the Litani River, 9th June 1941 Ref: GT-373A

Soldiers of the Australian 2/16th Battalion haul themselves across the fast flowing Litani River under fire, using a rope improvised from the boats' ropes and telephone wires, carried from the far bank by Corporal Alan Haddy, who was wounded by a mortar shell as he swam, and Lance-Corporal Harry Dusting, here encouraging his colleagues in their vulnerable canvas boat.

Gouache painting by Graham Turner - image size 19"x 13" (48 x 33cm)

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Price: 695.00



Last Stand at Mezze - Painting by Graham Turner from Osprey book Syria and Lebanon 1941 Last Stand at Mezze Ref: GT-373B

Indian soldiers make their last stand in the ruins of the Mezze House in Damascus (the former Syrian headquarters of the British Iraqi Petroleum Company), as Vichy forces close in. After thirty hours of desperate fighting, during which the Indian defenders destroyed several Vichy light tanks with Molatov cocktails, the attacking Vichy French forces brought in 75mm guns and, as their position was smashed around them, and ammunition and supplies ran out, the last surviving Indian soldiers were forced to surrender on 20th June.

Gouache painting by Graham Turner - image size 19"x 13" (48 x 33cm)

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Price: 750.00



Curtiss P40-B Tomahawks over Palmyra - Painting by Graham Turner from Osprey book Syria and Lebanon 1941 Air Battle over Palmyra Ref: GT-373C

On 28th June 1941, Vichy French Glen Martin 167F bombers come under attack by Curtiss P40-B Tomahawks of 3 Squadron RAAF, over the ancient city of Palmyra; all six Vichy bombers were shot down, while the Australians sustained no damage.

Here, Flight Lieutenant Alan Rawlinson in his Tomahawk (serial number AK 446) brings down Lieutenant de Vaisseau Francois Xavier Paul Martial Ziegler's Glen Martin 167F 6B-3 of Flotille 4F, Groupe de Bombardement 2 Aeronavale (Fleet Air Arm).

Gouache painting by Graham Turner - image size 19"x 13" (48 x 33cm)

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Price: 750.00



Purchasing an Original Painting

Graham Turner's Original Paintings are offered for sale by the artist himself, so if you are interested in purchasing an original painting, please email Graham Turner at graham@studio88.co.uk to discuss the purchase.

The cost of shipping original paintings varies, depending on their size, value and destination. Our usual shipping rates do not apply, but we would be happy to provide a quote for shipping to your address if required.

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Paintings are priced unframed. Copyright is retained by Osprey Publishing.
Detail from a painting by Graham Turner from Osprey book Syria and Lebanon 1941

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