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HMS Hood Opens Fire, May 24th, 1941 by Marii Chernev.


HMS Hood Opens Fire, May 24th, 1941 by Marii Chernev.

a tribute by artist Marii Chernev, to the men of the Royal Navys most famous ship, the battlecruiser HMS Hood and all the Royal Navy veterans who fought in the cold waters of the North Atlantic during World War II. Of a crew of over 1500 able bodied seamen, only three survived the thunderous blast as the German battleship Bismarcks fifth salvo found the lightly protected magazine of the Hood. Over 100 tons of powder exploded in a spectacular fireball that split the pride of the Royal Navy in two.
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Item Code : DHM1259HMS Hood Opens Fire, May 24th, 1941 by Marii Chernev. - This Edition
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Image size 27 inches x 16 inches (69cm x 41cm) Briggs, Ted
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The signature of Lieutenant Ted Briggs RN (deceased)

Lieutenant Ted Briggs RN (deceased)
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Albert Edward Pryke Briggs, MBE, was born on 1st March 1923 in Redcar, North Riding of Yorkshire. Joining the Royal Navy in 1938 at the age of 15, Ted completed his initial training on the HMS Ganges. 16 months later he was assigned to the HMS Hood, fulfilling a childhood dream of his. On July 20th 1939, Ted joined the ships company. A little over a month later, Britain went to war with Germany. During the time preceding the epic battle with the Bismarck, the Hood was busy patrolling the Atlantic and escorting various ships. Ted was aboard the Hood when she fell to Bismarck on 24th May 1941. After his survivors leave ended in June, Ted was posted to the HMS Mercury. The remainder of the War found Ted being posted to various other ships of the Royal Navy. Ted remained in the navy after the war and retired on February 2 . 1973. Sadly, Ted Briggs died 4th October 2008, aged 85.
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Marii Chernev

Marii chernev, although born and trained in Bulgaria, now lives and paints at his home in the United States. As a leading aviation/marine artist, Marii has produced over 60 paintings depicting British and American World War II subjects, many of which now hang in private collections across the world. In 1998 Marii's work was exhibited in sofia, Bulgaria during the 86th Anniversary of the foundation of the Bulgarian Air Force.

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