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Product description:The scene is imaginary. It shows a race between Mosquitos using Ludlow Castle as a turn point. It's accompanied by the WW II song "Sing As We Go" by Gracie Fields. British WW2 Aircraft: DeHavilland Mosquito The plywood Mosquito was a serious challenger for the title of most versatile aircraft of World War II. It performed virtually every mission asked of a land-based aircraft: day and night fighter, light bomber and nocturnal intruder, antishipping and photo-reconnaissance aircraft. The ‘‘Mossie’’ accomplished each task with excellent results and was so successful that Germany attempted to build its own Moskito. Mosquitos were produced in startling variety, with approximately twenty fighter and thirty bomber variants from 1941 onward. Throughout the type’s life it was powered by two Rolls-Royce Merlins rated between 1,230 and 1,700 horsepower. Exceptionally fast, some marks were capable of 425 miles per hour at altitude, and during the V-1 ‘‘Buzz Bomb’’ campaign of 1944–45, Mosquitos were among the most successful aircraft at intercepting and destroying the speedy robot bombs. Ludlow Castle is a ruined medieval fortification in the town of the same name in the English county of Shropshire, standing on a promontory overlooking the River Teme. The castle was probably founded by Walter de Lacy after the Norman conquest and was one of the first stone castles to be built in England. During the civil war of the 12th century the castle changed hands several times between the de Lacys and rival claimants, and was further fortified with a Great Tower and a large outer bailey. This Norman castle was built around 1094 as a frontier outpost to keep out the as-yet-unconquered Welsh. The original castle, or the inner bailey, was encircled in the early 14th century by a very large outer bailey and transformed into a medieval palace by Roger Mortimer, the most powerful man in England at the time. After the War of the Roses, the castle was turned into a royal residence, and Edward IV sent the Prince of Wales and his brother (the "Princes in the Tower") to live here in 1472. It was also the seat of government for Wales and the Border Counties.
 
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Mosquitoes

$300.00 USD
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  • Product ID#: 216476.
  • Dimensions: 18" width x24" height x.625" depth
  • Weight: 2 lbs
  • Materials: Acrylic, Canvas, Oil
  • Subject: Landscape, Other Subjects, Transportation
  • Style: Realism
  • Colors: Black, Blue, Gray, Green, Red, White

Artwork Description: The scene is imaginary. It shows a race between Mosquitos using Ludlow Castle as a turn point. It's accompanied by the WW II song "Sing As We Go" by Gracie Fields. British WW2 Aircraft: DeHavilland Mosquito The plywood Mosquito was a serious challenger for the title of most versatile aircraft of ...
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