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Don Breckon

Don Breckon was born in 1935 in Northamptonshire and is married with three children. He trained at the Bath Academy of Art and went to teach art at schools in Bedford and Reading. His painting during this period ranged from city scapes to abstracts and other experimental work. He contributed regularly to local galleries and to open exhibitions and in 1969 he reduced his teaching to part time in order to develop his own painting. His work was then becoming related to railway themes and was included in two travelling exhibitions at the Industrial Artists Group. Today his work is entirely involved with the railway scene and he has appeared on television and had two books published on his work.

Landscape Prints - Don Breckon

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Liverpool English Electric tram no.762 turns into Castle Street on an Autumn evening in the 1950s.  No.762 was one of twelve bogie cars built in the 1930s.  On 14th September 1957, the last of the pool trams were withdrawn.......Evening in Castle Street by Don Breckon.Liverpool English Electric tram no.762 turns into Castle Street on an Autumn evening in the 1950s. No.762 was one of twelve bogie cars built in the 1930s. On 14th September 1957, the last of the pool trams were withdrawn.......1 print edition available from £160.00

Train Prints - Don Breckon

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Probabaly set in the 1930s or 40s, a young boy runs along the pathway near the railway line as the steam engine passes, one of the classic railway locomotive images by one of the leading railway artists.......Racing the Train by Don Breckon.Probabaly set in the 1930s or 40s, a young boy runs along the pathway near the railway line as the steam engine passes, one of the classic railway locomotive images by one of the leading railway artists.......2 print editions available from £18.00
FAR0383. In Town Tonight by Don Breckon. ......In Town Tonight by Don Breckon.FAR0383. In Town Tonight by Don Breckon. ......1 print edition available from £48.00
<b>Only 26 prints available of this sold out edition.</b>......Country Connection by Don Breckon.Only 26 prints available of this sold out edition.......2 print editions available from £48.00
An LMS Black Five 4.6.0 locomotive heads the boat train to Kyle of Lochalsh along the southern shore of Loch Carron.  After the 82 mile rail journey from Inverness the train would connect at Kyle with the boat fro the crossing to the Isle of Skye.  T......Skye Boat Train by Don Breckon.An LMS Black Five 4.6.0 locomotive heads the boat train to Kyle of Lochalsh along the southern shore of Loch Carron. After the 82 mile rail journey from Inverness the train would connect at Kyle with the boat fro the crossing to the Isle of Skye. T......1 print edition available from £48.00
<b>This is a sold out edition at the publisher.  We have the last remaining copies.......
City Trams by Don Breckon.This is a sold out edition at the publisher. We have the last remaining copies.......1 print edition available from £42.00
<b>This is a sold out edition at the publisher.  We have the last remaining copies.......
Along the Fowey by Don BreckonThis is a sold out edition at the publisher. We have the last remaining copies.......1 print edition available from £42.00
<b>This is a sold out edition at the publisher.  We have the last 50 remaining copies.......
Club Run by Don BreckonThis is a sold out edition at the publisher. We have the last 50 remaining copies.......1 print edition available from £42.00
The No.26 tram to Burnside passes the bustling <i>Umbrella</i> at Bridgeton cross on a rainy Saturday night in Glasgow, 1955.  In the background, the Olympia cinema is showing the latest big movie - <i>Young at Heart</i> starring Doris Day and Frank ......
Saturday Night by Don Breckon.The No.26 tram to Burnside passes the bustling Umbrella at Bridgeton cross on a rainy Saturday night in Glasgow, 1955. In the background, the Olympia cinema is showing the latest big movie - Young at Heart starring Doris Day and Frank ......1 print edition available from £48.00
<b>This is a sold out edition at the publisher.  We have the last 82 remaining copies.......Winter Steam by Don Breckon.This is a sold out edition at the publisher. We have the last 82 remaining copies.......1 print edition available from £42.00
Jubilee class 4 - 6 - 0 locomotive no. 45684 Jutland at Kettering, with a northbound express from St Pancras.  Boys from the town school mingle with porters and passengers enjoying the atmosphere of a main line station.  The engine was built for the ......
Calling at Kettering by Don Breckon.Jubilee class 4 - 6 - 0 locomotive no. 45684 Jutland at Kettering, with a northbound express from St Pancras. Boys from the town school mingle with porters and passengers enjoying the atmosphere of a main line station. The engine was built for the ......1 print edition available from £48.00
A Birmingham tram picks up passengers on a foggy morning.  No.723 was one of a batch built in 1925 - 1926.  The distinctive tall and narrow trams of Birmingham - guage 3ft 6in - ran for the last time in 1953.<br>Original painting painted in 1979, pri......Number 33 Tram by Don Breckon.A Birmingham tram picks up passengers on a foggy morning. No.723 was one of a batch built in 1925 - 1926. The distinctive tall and narrow trams of Birmingham - guage 3ft 6in - ran for the last time in 1953.
Original painting painted in 1979, pri......
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This superb Don Breckon painting painted in 1988 was released as a print in around 1990, and these are much sought after.  The last train pulled out of Much Wenlock railway station in 1962.  The old railway house is now a private residence.  The rail......Much Wenlock by Don Breckon.This superb Don Breckon painting painted in 1988 was released as a print in around 1990, and these are much sought after. The last train pulled out of Much Wenlock railway station in 1962. The old railway house is now a private residence. The rail......1 print edition available from £130.00
The first train run by the Talyllyn Railway Preservation Society arriving at Rhydyronen Station on Whit Monday, 14th May 1951, hauled by locomotive No.2 Dolgoch, built for the railway in 1866.......Preservation Pioneer by Don Breckon.The first train run by the Talyllyn Railway Preservation Society arriving at Rhydyronen Station on Whit Monday, 14th May 1951, hauled by locomotive No.2 Dolgoch, built for the railway in 1866.......1 print edition available from £110.00
A 1930s steam locomotive on the Great Western Railway passes through a level crossing, while a family sit on the embankment with their blue Austin 7 parked nearby.<br>Published in 1993.......Beside the Pond by Don Breckon.A 1930s steam locomotive on the Great Western Railway passes through a level crossing, while a family sit on the embankment with their blue Austin 7 parked nearby.
Published in 1993.......
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Great Western Railway 2-6-2	T Prairie Tank locomotive no.4571 heads a two coach local train through hilly countryside on a cross-country route.  The driver of an Austin saloon car has pulled in off the road just in time for his sons to scramble up th......
Cross Country by Don Breckon.Great Western Railway 2-6-2 T Prairie Tank locomotive no.4571 heads a two coach local train through hilly countryside on a cross-country route. The driver of an Austin saloon car has pulled in off the road just in time for his sons to scramble up th......1 print edition available from £140.00
The painting shows a quiet country railway crossing as a train passes through while a local postman chats to the occupant of the house near the crossing.  The steam engine is the 1521 which was built in 1909 and 1521 appeared in Southern livery from ......Morning Delivery by Don Breckon.The painting shows a quiet country railway crossing as a train passes through while a local postman chats to the occupant of the house near the crossing. The steam engine is the 1521 which was built in 1909 and 1521 appeared in Southern livery from ......2 print editions available from £18.00
<b>SOLD OUT.......Day Trip by Don Breckon.SOLD OUT.......All 1 print edition sold out.

 

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 Designed by the great Ernst Heinkel, the diminutive D.1 was an essential stop-gap that provided the Austro-Hungarian pilots with a front line fighter until they were able to re-equip with Albatros scouts in the Summer of 1917. This little aircraft performed well and was generally held in high regard by its pilots, although it did have some shortcomings, namely that forward vision was extremely limited and the Schwarzloses gun was completely concealed in the overwing pod that made it inaccessible in the air. Most unusual of all was its interplane strut arrangement, designed to reduce drag, which gave it the nicknames Starstrutter or Spider. These examples are shown passing above the German cruiser Derfflinger. 

Brandenburg D.1 by Ivan Berryman. (GL)
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 Group Captain Billy Drake in Hurricane JX-P of No.1 Sqn scoring his first victory, an Me109 during the Battle of France, on 20th April 1940.

Billy Drake - First of Many by Ivan Berryman.
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 Spitfire of 610 Squadron which has been damaged during combat during the height of the Battle of Britain is shown over the white cliffs of Dover.  No. 610 (County of Chester) Squadron of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force's first major combat with the Luftwaffe was on 27th May when a Heinkel bomber protected by about 40 Me110s, was engaged.  The combat which followed saw the Heinkel and three Me110 fighters being shot down.  Throughout August 610 Squadron was involved in bitter fighting over the Channel and Home Counties of England.  During the Battle of Britain No.610 Squadron operated from Biggin Hill, Hawkinge, and, on one occasion, from Croydon.  The Squadron put up a terrific show and 40 enemy aircraft were confirmed as having been destroyed by 610 Squadron during August.  The loss to the Squadron was eleven pilots killed during the battle.

Return of the Heroes by Ivan Berryman.
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Hawker Hurricanes of 249 squadron (RAF) departing off HMS Ark Royal in June 1941 as par tof Force H. The Hurricanes were to become part of the Defence of Malta against the onslought and non stop bombing by the Axis Bombers and HMS Ark Royal would be sunk only a few months later when on the 13th November 1941 HMS Ark Royal was hit by a single torpedo from the German U-boat U81. The torpedo hit  on the starboard side near the starboard boiler room causing a 130ft by 30ft hole. Water poured in causing a 10% list immediately. The flooding spread quickly to the middle of the ship and then to the port boiler room, eectric power failed,  and after 14 hours while in tow to Gibraltar she capsized and sunk the following day.

Malta Relief by Tim Fisher.
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 The success of the attack on the Möhne dam on the night of 16th/17th May 1943 meant that the remaining three 617 Sqn Lancasters of the First Wave could turn their attention to the Eder, some twelve minutes flying time away.  Wing Commander Guy Gibson first called in Flight Lieutenant D J Shannon, flying AJ-L (ED929G) to make the initial run, but he had great difficulty achieving the correct height and approach, so Gibson now ordered Squadron Leader H E Maudslay in AJ-Z (ED937G) to make his run.  Again, the aircraft struggled to find the correct height and direction, so Shannon was again brought in, AJ-L finally releasing its <i>Upkeep</i> on the third attempt. The bomb bounced twice before exploding with no visible effect on the dam. Now Maudslay made another attempt, but released his bomb too late.  The mine bounced off of the dam wall and exploded in mid air right behind AJ-Z, the Lancaster limping away, damaged, from the scene, only to be shot down on the way home with the loss of all crew.  Finally, Pilot Officer Les Knight was called in for one final attempt. AJ-N (ED912G) released its <i>Upkeep</i>  perfectly, the mine bouncing three times before striking the dam slightly to the south.  In the ensuing explosion, the dam was seen to shake visibly before the masonry began to crumble and a massive breach appeared.  With the Möhne and Eder dams both destroyed and the Sorpe demonstrated to be equally vulnerable, <i>Operation Chastise</i> had been a remarkable success and will stand forever as one of the most heroic and audacious attacks in the history of aerial warfare.

The Eder Breaks by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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 Lieutenant Robert C Wattenburger shows off the unique lines of the Vought F.4U Corsair 124723 (NP-8) of VC-3 during a low-level fly-by of USS Valley Forge in May, 1952.

Valley Forge Fly-By by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 One of the most notable pilots of 3 Squadron was the Frenchman Pierre Clostermann who enjoyed much success flying Spitfires with the Free French 341 <i>Alsace</i> Squadron before moving to 602 and 274 Squadrons RAF.  Once on the strength of 3 Squadron, however, he quickly got to grips with the mighty Hawker Tempest V in which he downed two Focke-Wulf Fw.190D-9s on 20th April 1945, just two of the confirmed 12 aircraft destroyed whilst flying the Tempest, plus 6 shared and two probables.  He is shown here flying Tempest V NV724, bearing the legend <i>Le Grand Charles</i> and the Squadron badge on the tailfin.

Tribute to Flt Lt Pierre Clostermann by Ivan Berryman.
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Swordfish of 825 Sqn led by Lt-Cdr Esmonde begin their heroic attack on the battlescruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau and the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen as they make their way up the English Channel from Brest during Operation Cerberus on 12th February 1942.  Although all the aircraft were lost and no significant damage was done to the German fleet, all the pilots were decorated for their bravery and Lt-Cdr Esmonde received the first Fleet Air Arm VC to be awarded, albeit posthumously.  The painting depicts the first wave of Swordfish attacking the Scharnhorst with Gneisenau taking avoiding action in the distance.  A German torpedo boat has turned to confront the attacking aircraft.

Attack on the Scharnhorst by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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 Spearheading the Falklands Task Force as it heads south in 1982, the carrier HMS Hermes is shown in company with two Type 21 frigates, HMS Arrow on the left and HMS Ardent in the near foreground.  In the far distance, HMS Glamorgan glints in the sun as Type 42 HMS Sheffield cuts across behind Hermes.

HMS Hermes by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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 Having departed the Namsen Fjord in Norway, on a course home to England across the North Sea, HMS Arab was intercepted by a Heinkel He.115 and ordered to sail due east or be attacked.  His orders ignored, the German pilot began a series of passes over the trawler, raking the small vessel with continuous fire from both of its guns.  The gallant crew of the Arab returned fire with all Lewis and Oerlikon guns blazing, the Heinkel being mortally wounded as it made a low pass across the bow of Arab, finally plunging into the sea some two miles astern of the trawler who continued, without further incident, to her destination at Scapa.

Tribute to the Royal Navy Trawler Crews - HMS Arab by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 Just seconds from opening fire with a broadside that will devastate her opponent, HMS Victory prepares to pass the stern of the French flagship Bucentaure, closely followed by the three-deckers HMS Temeraire and HMS Neptune. With guns unable to bear on the enemy fleet during the slow approach the British ships had endured terrible punishment with Victorys sails holed, her wheel smashed and her mizzen top shot away.

Breaking the Line by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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B103.  HMS Royal Sovereign and HMS Warspite departing Malta by Ivan Berryman.

HMS Royal Sovereign and HMS Warspite departing Malta by Ivan Berryman
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 Japanese Torpedo destroyers, rush in to finish off the Russian battleships near the end of the Battle of Tsushima.

Battle of Tsushima by Anthony Saunders. (Y)
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 A splendid little war was how John Hay, ambassador to Britain, described the Spanish-American war of 1898. Though the war was small in scope it was large in consequences; it promoted the regeneration of the American Navy and the emergence of the United States as a major world power. Fought primarily at sea, the war created an American naval legend in its opening encounter between the pacific squadrons of Spain and the United States at Manila Bay on the 1st of May 1898. At sunrise Admiral Dewey, leading the American fleet in his flagship the USS Olympia, had caught the Spanish fleet, under Admiral Patricio Montojo, by surprise - still anchored off Sangley Point at Manila Bay in the Philippine Islands. Defeat for the Spanish was total and heralded the end of a once extensive Spanish empire in the Americas. Montojos flagship, Reina Cristina, is seen here under fire from the Olympia.

The Battle of Manila Bay by Anthony Saunders (Y)
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Having taken terrible punishment from the guns of the allied French and Spanish fleet as she broke through the line, HMS Victory found herself engaged by the French Redoutable, a bitter battle that saw the two ships locked together, pouring shot into one another with terrifying ferocity and which left the British Admiral, Lord Horatio Nelson fatally wounded. In the background, HMS Neptune is emerging through the gunsmoke and is about to pass the wreck of the French flagship Bucentaure which Victory so spectacularly routed as she passed through the allied line. HMS Temeraire, which followed Victory through, and which was also to become embroiled on the Redoutables fight, is obscured by the smoke beyond the British flagship.

The Battle of Trafalgar, 1.00pm by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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 HM submarine H.28 enters Scapa Flow anchorage, passing the forlorn Battle Cruiser SMS Derfflinger and a group of sunken destroyers H.28 was one of the H class submarines. Launched in March 1918, she was finally scrapped in 1944.

Scapa Flow Graveyard by Robert Barbour.
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 Trapped within a rapidly decreasing perimeter, the exhausted BEF along with elements of the French 1st Army appeared to be at the mercy of the mighty Luftwaffe.  No one though had reckoned on the brilliant leadership of Admiral Ramsay nor the gallant and unstinting efforts of the military and civilians who managed to rescue over 330,000 troops in nine days.

Operation Dynamo, Dunkirk, France 24th May - 4th June 1940 by David Pentland. (GS)
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 Sturmgeschutz IIIF of Stug Battalion Grossdeutschland, and supporting infantry from GD Regiment 1 battle against Soviet forces defending the strategically important city of Voronezh on the Don. Combined arms operations such as this proved the value of the assault gun, which took a terrible toll on enemy armour and men alike.

Assault on Voronezh, Russia, 2nd - 7th July 1942 by David Pentland. (F)
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The Allied breakthrough into the Normandy plain, against heavy German opposition. Filed marshall Montgomery claimed that Operation Goodwood had two major aims – the first being to break out from the beaches and the other to destroy the German armoured reserves and draw them away from the US forces that were preparing for Operation Cobra in the western sector.  The plan for the breakout began with a massive aerial bombardment, using the strategic air forces large bombers to decimate the German defending forces then Lt-General Richard OConnors VIII Corps comprising three whole armoured divisions – 11th, 7th and Guards - and spearheaded by Major-General Pip Roberts 11th would then rush forward, overwhelm the defending Germans and causing the armoured forces to move forward and break out from the beach areas. To cover the flanks the Canadians would fight their way to Caen, while the British 3rd Infantry and 51st Highland Divisions would cover the left flank,  and move further eastward.

Operation Goodwood, Caen, Normandy, 18th-19th July, 1944 by David Rowlands (C)
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 After suppressing the initial German defences, the Sherman Crab flail tank of Lance Sgt Johnson, 3 Troop C Squadron the 22nd Dragoons, 79th Armoured Division,  clears a path through a minefield to allow tanks of 27th Armoured Brigade, and men of 3rd Infantry Division to breakout  from the beaches. Fire support from surviving Sherman DD (amphibious) tanks of 13th /18th Hussars (QMO), proved invaluable in the initial push towards Caen

D-Day, Sword Beach, Normandy 1944 by David Pentland. (GS)
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 King Tigers of Kampfgruppe von Rosen, 3rd Company Heavy Tank Battalion 503, preparing to move out from the Tisza bridgehead to counter Soviet pressure on German forces attacking to the northwest at Debrecen during the first battles to defend the Hungarian capital of Budapest.

Tigers in the Mist by David Pentland. (B)
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 Having made contact the previous evening with troops of 4th Infantry Division pushing inland from Utah Beach, paratroopers of the 101st Airborne division The Screaming Eagles help mop up the pockets of German resistance in their general advance towards Carentan.

Screaming Eagles in Normandy, 7th June 1944 by David Pentland.
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 British MK1 Grant tanks of the Staffordshire Yeomanry 8th Armoured Brigade, 10th Armoured Division, breakout from El Alamein.

Operation Supercharge, 4th November 1941 by David Pentland. (GS)
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 The men of the US 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment ambushed the German 1st Battalion, 6th Fallschrimjager Regiment making their way to Carentan, the Battle of Hells Corner ensued.

Hells Corner, 7th June 1944 by David Pentland. (GL)
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