Flight Lieutenant R L G Marix by Ivan Berryman. (RM) - AviationArtPrints.com
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Flight Lieutenant R L G Marix by Ivan Berryman. (RM)
On 8th October 1914, war in the air changed forever with what would become the first successful strategic bombing raid on Germany. As bad weather threatened to frustrate their mission, two little Sopwith Tabloids took off in search of the giant Zeppelin sheds at Cologne and Dusseldorf, one piloted by Squadron Commander D A Spenser Grey and the other by Flight Lieutenant Reggie Marix. Grey was beaten by poor visibility and instead chose to bomb the railway station at Cologne whilst Marix located the primary target and bombed it at once from a height of just 600ft. Almost immediately, the mighty LZ.25 that was housed inside began to burn and then blew up spectacularly, the fireball threatening to engulf Marixs Tabloid. Both Marix and Grey were awarded the Distinguished Service Order for their efforts. The age of aerial bombing had arrived.
Item Code : DHM1757RM
Flight Lieutenant R L G Marix by Ivan Berryman. (RM) - This Edition
Remarque edition - limited edition of 10 giclee prints featuring an original pencil remarque.
Image size 26 inches x 17 inches (66cm x 43cm) plus border with text and remarque drawing.
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