by Artist only: $160
30 Limited Editions with Ian Smith's Signature: Call for Price
|Image Size 33 x 20|
|Military Aviation Art
July 1944. Lieutenant Ian Smith of 237 (Rhodesia) Squadron , R.A.F., flying Spitfires, attacks
a railyard in the Po Valley, Italy. Lieutenant Smith went on to become the
Prime Minister of Rhodesia, Africa (now Zimbabwe), in April, 1964. On
November 11th. 1965, he declared Rhodesia's independence from Britain, the
first commonwealth Prime Minister to do so. During this attack, Lt. Smith
was shot down by flak and fought on with the Italian partisans, before
returning to England. Hon. I.D. Smith, GCLM, I.D.
These prints were signed by Ian Smith this month in Capetown, South Africa,
where he lives in retirement.
Please note: this signature by such a high profile and controversial
politician is especially collectable, and not just by aviation art
enthusiasts! It is certain to increase in value for this factor alone.