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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  On 14th September 1957, the last of the pool trams were withdrawn.......Evening in Castle Street by Don Breckon.Liverpool English Electric tram no.762 turns into Castle Street on an Autumn evening in the 1950s.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 On 14th September 1957, the last of the pool trams were withdrawn.......1 print edition available from £160.00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.......
1 print edition available from £140.00
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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 Equipped with the experimental <i>Monica IIIE</i> detection device, Hawker Tempest EJ535 was deployed to the Fighter Interception Unit at Newchurch for evaluation in July 1944.  Originally developed as the AN/APS 13, <i>Monica</i> had been intended as a rear-looking device to warn crews of attacks from behind.  Now modified to face forward, it became a valuable aid in the battle against Hitler's terror weapons, notably the V-1 Flying Bomb.  In the hands of the Fighter Interception Unit's then Commanding Officer Joseph Berry, this became a winning combination with no fewer than 52 <i>Doodlebugs</i> falling to Berry's guns – on one occasion, seven V1s being shot down by Berry in a single night.

Bug Killer by Ivan Berryman. (AP)
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 Willi Reschkes Fw190A8 of III./JG301 during October 1944.
Willi Reschkes Fw190A8 of III./JG301 during October 1944 by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 With a final 47 victories to his credit, Robert Alexander Little was one of the highest-scoring British aces of World War 1, beginning his career with the famous No 8 (Naval) Squadron in 1916, flying Sopwith Pup N5182, as shown here. On 21st April 1917, he was attacked and shot down by six aircraft of Jasta Boelke, Little being thrown from the cockpit of his Sopwith Camel on impact with the ground. As the German aircraft swooped in to rake the wreckage with machine gun fire, Little pulled his Webley from its holster and began returning fire before being assisted by British infantry with their Lewis guns. Such was the character of this great pilot who finally met his death whilst attacking Gotha bombers on the night of 27th May 1918.

Captain Robert Little by Ivan Berryman. (GL)
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 Of all the big piston-engined navy fighters built after WWll, the Hawker Sea Fury was the greatest.Rugged, powerful and fast, the formidable Sea Fury achieved fame over Korea in both fighter and ground attack roles and was the last of the line of piston-engined Fleet Air Arm fighters.

Testing Times by Michael Rondot. (Y)
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 It was in 1941 that the remarkable Focke-Wulfe FW190 first appeared in the skies of Europe, quickly establishing itself as a most formidable adversary. It proved to be the supreme weapon against all allied bomber forces. Here FW190A-8 of 1 Gruppe, Jagdgesschwader 1 is shown attacking a B17G of 381st Bomb Group during a critical defence of the Reich in 1944.

Cat Among the Pigeons (FW190) by Ivan Berryman.
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Without doubt one of the most outstanding and versatile aircraft in the Allied inventory during World War II, the Bristol Beaufighter was to endure a cautious reception by its crews when it first entered service, not least due to difficulties experienced by crews attempting to abandon a stricken aircraft in an emergency.  Its performance and hard-hitting potential quickly overcame such doubts, however, and it went on to earn a commendable reputation - and the nickname Whispering Death.  Here, two 254 Sqn TF. MkXs attack a captured Norwegian vessel in 1945.

Seastrike by Ivan Berryman
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 French Armee de L air Curtiss Hawk 75As flown by Czech ace Frantisele Pevina and his squadron Commander Captaine Jean Accaut, dive on unsuspecting Junker Ju87Bs (Stukas) during the Battle of France 1940.

Czech - Mate by David Pentland.
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 P51D of Colonel Glenn Duncan C.O. of the 353rd Fighter Group, along with Betty-E flown by Lt. Colonel Wayne Blickenstaff, taking off on one of their last missions of the war, April 1945.

Dove of Peace by David Pentland.
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Bismarck, now complete and newly painted in full Baltic camouflage, returns to Hamburg for the last time as the harsh winter of 1940/41 relents and the pride of the German Kriegsmarine prepares for real action.  In the distance, the pre-Dreadnought Schleswig-Holstein awaits her next commission, the old ship alternating between vital ice-breaker and air defence duties at this time.  The Bismarck would in May 1941 put to sea and engage and sink HMS Hood only to be caught by the British battleships Rodney and King George V.  Bismarck was pounded into a floating wreck, finally being sunk by the torpedoes of HMS Dorsetshire.  From her crew of 2300 only 110 would be rescued by HMS Dorsetshire and HMS Maori.

Bismarck Entering Hamburg Harbour by Ivan Berryman. (AP)
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The USS Colorado holds the all time record of 37 consecutive days of firing at an enemy and the record of 24 direct enemy air attacks in 62 days both while at Okinawa.

USS Colorado Okinawa by Anthony Saunders. 
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 The destroyer HMS Kelly passes close to the old carrier HMS Eagle as she escorts a convoy in the Mediterranean early in 1941.

HMS Kelly by Ivan Berryman.
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DHM1449. Tirpitz Passing Through Kiel Canal by Ivan Berryman.

Tirpitz Passing Through Kiel Canal by Ivan Berryman
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 Flt. Lt. John Alexander Cruickshank in his consolidated Catalina. Winning his Victoria Cross for sinking U-347.

Sinking of U-Boat 347 by Tim Fisher.
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B219AP.  Deutschland Passing Through the Kiel Canal by Ivan Berryman.

Deutschland Passing Through the Kiel Canal by Ivan Berryman. (AP)
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With the British Mediterranean Fleet riding at anchor in Grand  Harbour Malta, HMS  Majestic is shown preparing to leave harbour as local fisherman look on. 

Majestic Malta by Randall Wilson (AP)
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The nuclear-powered submarine HMS Repulse (S23) manoeuvres in preparation to berth at HMS Dolphin in Portsmouth harbour in the late 1970s.

HMS Dolphin by Ivan Berryman.
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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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 El Alamein, October 28th 1943, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel discusses the critical battle situation with the Commanding Officer of the 21st Panzer Division, in front of his Kampfstaffel.  This personal mobile headquarters comprised a variety of vehicles including a radio Panzer III, SDKfz 232 radio armoured car, Rommels famous SDKfz 250/3 communications half-track GREIF and captured British Honey light tanks.

The Desert Fox by David Pentland. (GL)
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 Superb figure study of the 82nd Airborne in 1944.

82nd Airborne by Chris Collingwood. (Y)
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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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 9th (Irish) Field Battery firing on the Run-in-shoot to Queen Beach. They were the first rounds fired at the Normandy Coast, D-Day 6th June, 1944. Queen Beach, one of the 4 sectors of Sword Beach, where most of the landings of D-Day were carried out. The Queen Beach sector which extended for 1.5km between Lion-sur-Mer and the western edge of Ouistretham. The attack was thus concentrated on a narrow one-brigade front. For once the DD tanks and other armour came in exactly on time and ahead of the infantry. The 8th brigade, with the 1st Battalion of the South Lancashire Regiment on the right and the 2nd East Yorkshire on the left.

Operation Overlord by David Rowlands. (Y)
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 Panzer IIs and IIIs of the African Korps, 15th Panzer Division drive towards Arcoma during the epic battles for the Gazala line.

Battle for Gazala by David Pentland. (GL)
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 Sturmtigers of Sturmmorser Company 1002, commanded by Lieutenant Zippel, take on ammunition in preparation for the battle to come. These fearsome monsters 38cm rocket projectors could penetrate up to 2.5m of reinforced concrete. Luckily for the Allies only 18 were completed by the wars end.

Preparing for the Day, the Reichswald, February 1945 by David Pentland.
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 Braving intense enemy fire, Lt. Col. RB Mayne, Commanding Officer 1st SAS Regiment devastated a German ambush and subsequently rescued wounded troops of his own unit who had been pinned down while on a reconnaissance mission for the 4th Canadian Armoured Division.

Paddys Fourth DSO, The Olderburg Raid, 9th April 1945 by David Pentland. (GS)
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