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Libyan Navy.  Photos and history of the ships of the Libyan Navy

MAJOR SURFACE SHIPS

DAT ASSAWARI frigate (missile)          Displacement: 1325t standard; 1625t full load           Armament: 1-4.5in/55 Mk 8, 2-40mm/70, 2-35mm/90 Oerlikon, 2 Seacat SAM, 1 Limbo Mk 10 ASW mortar           Complement: 132

Dat Assawari 13.10.69 In service 1995

Ex-Soviet KONI III class frigates

Al Hani - In service 1995

212 Al Hani at Malta.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  PD450

212 Al Hani at Malta.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  PD451

212 Al Hani at Malta, 1st August 1991.

Soviet built Koni III Class Frigate, commissioned 28th June 1986.  In service 2003.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  PD264

212 Al Hani at Malta, 20th July 1991.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  PD265

Al Ghardania - In service 1995
SUBMARINES

Soviet FOXTROT class submarines 

Al Badr - -
Al Fatah - -
Al Ahad - -
Al Matrega - -
Al Khyber - -
Al Hunyan - -
AMPHIBIOUS WARFARE VESSELS

IBN OUF class landing ships          Displacement: 2200t standard; 2800t full load        Armament: 6-40mm/70 Breda AA, 1-81mm mortar      Complement: 35 (+ 240 troops)

IBN OUF 22.10.76 In service 1995
IBN Haritha 18.10.77 In service 1995

Soviet POLNOCNY-C class landing ships        

Ras el Hillel 7 Dec 1979 In service 1995
El Kobayat 7 Dec 1979 In service 1995
Ibn al Idrissi 7 Dec 1979 In service 1995
Ibn Marwhan 7 Dec 1979 In service 1995
SMALL SURFACE COMBATANTS

TOBRUK corvette        Displacement: 440t standard; 500t full load            Armament: 1-4in/40 Mk 23 LA, 4-40mm/60 Mk 9, 2-2in RFL, 2-12.7mm MG       Complement: 63

Tobruk 29.7.65 Hulked 1989

WADI M'RAGH class missile corvettes          Displacement: 545t light; 670 t full load            Armament: 4 Otomat Mk 1 SSM, 1-76mm/62 OTO Melara compact, 2-35mm/90 Oerlikon, 6-12.75in ASW            complement: 58  

Assad Al Tadjier 29.9.77 Deleted 1993
Assad Al tougour 20.4.78 Deleted 1993
Assad Al Kalij 14.12.79 Deleted 1993
Assad Al Hudud 21.6.79 Deleted 1993
Soviet NANUCHKA II class missile corvettes
Tariq Ibn Ziyad Oct 1981 Damaged 25 March 1986, repaired in USSR 1990

416 Tariq Ibn Ziyad at Malta.

Soviet Nanuchka II Class Missile Corvette, transferred to Libya, October 1981.  Damaged 25th March 1986.  repaired in Russia, 1990.

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416 Tariq Ibn Ziyad at Malta.

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Ain al Galaza 1983 In service 1995
Ain Zaara 1983 In service 1995
Ain Zanquit 1983 Sunk by US aircraft 24 March 1986
SUSA class fast attack craft (missile)            Displacement: 95t standard; 114t full load         Armament: 8 SS12 SSM, 2-40mm/690 Mk 9, 2 RFL        Complement: 20
Susa 31.8.67 In service 1995
Sirte 10.1.68 In service 1995
Sebha 29.2.68 In service 1995
Ex-Soviets OSA II class fast attack craft (missile)
Al Katum Oct 1976 In service 1995
Al O'Work 1977 In service 1995
Al Rwae 1977 In service 1995
Al Baida 1977 In service 1995
Al Nabhaa 1977 In service 1995
Al Fikar 1978 In service 1995
Al Safhaa Oct 1979 In service 1995
Al Zakab Oct 1979 In service 1995
Al Zuara Oct 1979 In service 1995
BEIR GRASSA class fast attack craft (missile)          Displacement: 258t standard; 311t full load        Armament: 4 Otomat Mk 1 SSm, 1-76mm/62 OTO Melara Compact, 2-40mm/70 Breda Bofors            Complement: 27
Beir Grassa (became Sharara 1983) 28.6.79 In service 1995
Beir Gzir (became Shehab 1983) 22.1.80 In service 1995

522 Shehab at Malta, July 2001.

Beir Grassa Class Fast Missile Attack Craft, launched 22nd January 1980.  No longer in service.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  PD322

Shehab at Malta, July 2001.

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Shehab at Malta, July 2001.

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Shehab at Malta, July 2001.

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Shehab at Malta, July 2001.

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Beir Gtifa (became Wahg 1983) 20.5.80 In service 1995
Beir Glulud  30.9.80 Sunk 24.3.86
Beir Algandula (became Shouaiai 1983) 14.1.81 In service 1995
Beir Ktitat (became Shoula 1983) 22.4.81 In service 1995
Beir Alkarim (became Shafak 1983) 23.6.81 In service 1995

534 Shafak at Malta, July 2001.

Beir Grassa Class Fast Missile Attack Craft, launched 23rd June 1981.  No longer in service.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  PD323

Beir Alkardmen (became Bark 1983) 23.6.81 In service 1995
Beir Alkur (became Rad 1983) 30.11.81 In service 1995
Beir Alkuesat (became Laheeb 1983) 28.1.82 In service 1995

542 Laheeb (or Laahibe) at Malta, July 2001.

Beir Grassa Class Fast Missile Attack Craft, launched 28th January 1982.  No longer in service.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  PD324

Laahibe at Malta, July 2001.

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Laahibe at Malta, July 2001.

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GARIAN class large patrol craft            Displacement: 12.t standard; 159t full load          Armament: 1-40mm/60 Mk 9, 1-20mm, 2-2in RFL       Complement: 15-22
Garian 21.4.69 In service 1995
Khawlan 29.5.69 In service 1995
Merawa 30.9.69 In service 1995
Sabratha 25.10.69 In service 1995
FARWA class large patrol craft           Displacement: 100t full load        Armament: 1-20mm Oerlikon Mk 7      Complement: 18
Ar Rakib 1967-68 Transferred to Malta 1978
Farwa 1967-68 Transferred to Malta 1978
Benina 1967-68 In service 1995
Misurata 1967-68 In service 1995
Akrama 1967-68 Transferred to Malta 1978
Homs 1967-68 In service 1995
MINE WARFARE VESSELS

Ex-British HAM class inshore minesweeperse

Brak 1963 Was loaned to Libyan Navy as their first ships 1963, transferred permanently & renamed, Sep 1966, Stricken 1973
Zuara 1963 Was loaned to Libyan Navy as their first ships 1963, transferred permanently & renamed, Sep 1966, Stricken 1973

Soviet NATYA class ocean minesweepers

Al'lsar 1981-86 -
Al Tayyer 1981-86 -
Ras al Hamman 1981-86 -
Ras al Falluga 1981-86 -
Ras al Oula 1981-86 -
Ras al Dawar 1981-86 -
Ras Massad 1981-86 -
Ras al Hani 1981-86 -
 

Nour at Malta, March 2002.

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Nour, Oceanographic Research Ship launched 1970.  

Ex - Fishing Trawler, French built.

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134 Ibn Harissa at Malta.

PS700 Class Landing Ship Tank, commissioned 1977.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  DPD071

134 Ibn Harissa at Malta.

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134 Ibn Harissa at Malta.

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134 Ibn Harissa at Malta.

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134 Ibn Harissa at Malta.

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134 Ibn Harissa at Malta.

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 Herbert Ihlefelds personal He162 White 23 - the revolutionary Heinkel Peoples Fighter - on patrol with JG1.This aircraft was captured intact and is today preserved in the National Air & Space Museum in Washington DC. <br><br><b>Published 2000.</b>

Jet Interceptor by Nicolas Trudgian. (B)
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 Lancaster BIII OF-J PB410 of 97 sqn. lifts off from Coningsby (Tattershall Castle in the background) in 1944/45 en route for a night mission over Germany. This squadron was the second to equip with Lancasters in Jan1942 after a year with its predecessor, the Manchester. It used Lancasters until July 1946 when it converted to yet another Avro type, the Lincoln.
Night Mission Ahead by Keith Woodcock. (Y)
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 With 39 confirmed victories to his credit, Major John Gilmour is also recognised as the joint highest scoring pilot on the Martinsyde G.100 Elephant, an unusual score given the poor performance of this aircraft in one-on-one combat. He was awarded the DSO, MC and 2 Bars during the course of his flying career and in 1917 was posted to 65 Squadron as Flight Commander flying Sopwith Camels. On 1st July 1918, he downed three Fokker D.VIIs, a Pfalz and an Albatros D.V in the space of just 45 minutes.  In 1918 he was promoted to the rank of major and posted to command 28 Squadron in Italy, staying with the trusty Camel, but he did not add further to his score, although his final un-confirmed total may have been as high as 44. He is depicted here claiming his second kill on 24th September 1916 when he destroyed a Fokker E.1 whilst flying Elephant No 7284.

Major John Gilmour by Ivan Berryman. (GL)
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 Outnumbered and outclassed, the aging Gloster Gladiators of 112 Sqn nonetheless put up a spirited defence in the skies above Crete as Germanys Operation Mercury gathered momentum in the Spring of 1941.  Here, shark-mouthed Messerschmitt Bf.110s of ZG.76 menace a lone Gladiator during an evening encounter.

Impossible Odds by Ivan Berryman. (B)
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Reformed in November 2000, 99 Squadron, based at Brize Norton, is now the operator of the RAF's new heavy transport, the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III, an example of which is shown on the newly extended concrete runway at Camp Bastion in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.  The C-17s have become the mainstay of the RAF's supply train, shuttling between the UK and Afghanistan, as well as providing specialist aeromedical evacuation and humanitarian relief duties.

Globemaster III by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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On 11th September 1944, Urban <i>Ben</i> Drew claimed his third aerial victory claiming another Me109 in his P-51 Mustang.

Urban 'Ben' Drew - Aerial Hat-Trick†by Brian Bateman. (P)
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 The German High Command entered World War II with the notion that the war would be quickly won, and certainly without the need to fight at night.  The RAF changed all that when Bomber Command, having suffered appalling losses in daylight, turned to attacking under the cloak of darkness.  By mid-1940 the Luftwaffe was forced to hurriedly form its first night fighter wing utilising the Messerschmitt Bf110.  Without specialised equipment, initially Luftwaffe pilots relied on visual acquisition, detecting enemy aircraft with the aid of searchlights.  To combat intensifying RAF night attacks, new electronic methods of navigation and detection were developed, and by the end on 1942 the German night fighter force had almost 400 aircraft contesting the night skies.  Almost 1300 British aircraft were destroyed in that year alone.The Bf110G-4 of 47-night victory pilot Oberleutnant Martin Drewes at dusk in March 1944, heading out to intercept in-bound British four-engined bombers over north west Germany. Equipped with the latest FuG220 and 218 radars, the experienced crew will lie in wait, carefully choose their prey, stalk and close for the kill. The deadly game of hide and seek is about to begin.

Night Hunters of the Reich by Nicolas Trudgian.
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 A sight never to be repeated. Concorde G-BOAE gracefully drifts above London with Buckingham Palace immediately below, Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, the River Thames and the London Eye in the middle distance. On 24th October 2003, the world said goodbye to this elegant airliner, bringing to a close almost thirty years of commercial supersonic travel.

Concorde over London by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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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. (AP)
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  D for Donald of 270 squadron, Royal Air Force, out of Freetown, West Africa operating in the Atlantic Ocean. It was during routine operation search that D for Donald surprised U515 on the surface and immediately attacked the submarine. U515 in putting up stiff resistance blew a large hole in the hull of D for Donald and the magazine of the starboard side 0.5 twin Browning was hit and the subsequent shrapnel wounded both blister gunners. U515 escaped but was sunk by an American naval hunter group a year later. D for Donald limped back to base and managed to make the beach before it would sink completely.
Catalina Attack by John Wynne Hopkins (B)
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Hawker Sea Furies buzz the stern of HMAS Sydney during fleet exercises off Jervis Bay 1956.

Fly Past by Randall Wilson.
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Depicting Titanic with the sun going down for the last time.

Titanic by Robert Barbour.
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 The third of the Royal Navy's Vanguard class submarines, HMS Vigilant (S30) entered service on 2nd November 1996.  She is based at HMNB Clyde at Faslane and carries the UK's nuclear deterrent Trident ballistic missile.  Manned by a crew of 14 officers and 121 men, her main power is supplied by one Rolls Royce PWR2 nuclear reactor driving two GEC turbines.

HMS Vigilant by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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With her mizzen top already gone and her sails aloft having received severe punishment, Victory breaks through the line behind the French flagship Bucentaure, delivering a shattering broadside into her stern.  So severe was this opening fire that the Bucentaure was effectively put out of the rest of the battle, although Admiral Villeneuve himself was to miraculously survive the carnage.  Beyong Victory can be seen the French Redoubtable, which is receiving fire from Victorys starboard guns, and the Spanish San Leandro is in the extreme distance.  Most of Victorys stunsails have been cut away, but it was her stunsail booms that became entangled with the rigging of the Redoubtable when she put her helm to port and ran onto her.  Admiral Nelson fell shortly afterward, having received a fatal wound from a musket ball fired by a French sharpshooter in Redoubtables mizzen fighting top.  The Temeraire can be seen approaching the fray to the right.

Trafalgar - The Destruction of the Bucentaure by Ivan Berryman.
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 The view across Battleship Row, viewed from above Ford Island as the USS Nevada gallantly makes her break for the open sea, coming under heavy attack from Japanese A6M2s from the carrier Hiryu. The Nevada was eventually too badly damaged to continue and was beached to avoid blocking the harbour entrance. In the immediate foreground, the lightly damaged USS Tennessee is trapped inboard of USS West Virginia which has sunk at her moorings, leaking burning oil and hampering the daring operations to pluck trapped crew members from her decks, while just visible to the right is the stern of the USS Maryland and the capsized Oklahoma.
Attack on Pearl Harbor by Ivan Berryman
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 Showing visible signs of her tangle with British cruisers at the Battle of the River Plate, the German pocket battleship Graf Spee slips into the neutral waters of the Montevideo roadstead for light repairs.  This was to be the last haven for the Graf Spee which was later scuttled at the harbour mouth, her commander Kapitan zur See Langsdorff believing a large British fleet to be waiting for attempted escape into the South Atlantic.

Admiral Graf Spee by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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 Vielsalm, Belgium, 22nd December 1944.  Men of the 508th PIR, along with the rest of the 82nd Airborne Division were rushed to the Ardennes and deployed in an attempt to halt the onslaught of 6th SS Panzer Army, specifically Kampfgruppe Peiper.

Holding the Line by David Pentland.
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The younger Charles, after escaping the Worcester rout, is hiding in a pollard oak, with the Roundheads hunting for him.
The Boscobol Oak, By Ernest Crofts. (Y)
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 Hauptsturm fuhrer Fritz Klingenberg, and the men of 2nd SS Divisions Motorcycle Reconnaissance battalion stop at the swollen banks of the River Danube. The following day he and six men, a broken down radio, and totally unsupported were to capture the Yugoslavian capital of Belgrade.

The Magician, Balkans, 11th April 1941 by David Pentland. (Y)
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 St Mere Eglise, Normandy, 6th June 1944.  U.S. Paratroops of the 82nd <i>All American</i> Airborne Division, descend on occupied France.

First to Fight by David Pentland. (AP)
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 The painting shows Napoleons customary informality with the soldiers in his army. Here he is turning to acknowledge the Salutation by a Grenadier of the Imperial Guard. Murat is shown riding behind Napoleon.

The Battle of Jena, Won by Napoleon by Horace Vernet. (Y)
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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. (AP)
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 Banikju, Northern Helmand, Afghanistan, 2007. A team from 42 Royal Marines Commando break into a suspected hostile compound during <i>Operation Volcano</i>.

The Hole in the Wall Gang by David Pentland.
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DHM554.  Sergeant 23rd Pennsylvania Infantry Zouaves 1863 by Jim Lancia.

Sergeant 23rd Pennsylvania Infantry Zouaves 1863 by Jim Lancia.
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B47. Eddie Irvine/ Ferrari F.310. by Ivan Berryman.

Eddie Irvine/ Ferrari F.310. by Ivan Berryman.
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Florida Pearl is an Irish-bred race horse, who raced in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Florida Pearl was owned by Mrs Violet O'Leary and trained by top Irish trainer Willie Mullins.  The 2001/02 season proved to be successful for Florida Pearl, winning the John Durkan Memorial Chase.  Florida Pearl then returned to Kempton to win the King George VI Chase beating Best Mate in December.  He returned back to England for his next start in the Grade 2 Martell Cup Chase where he cruised to an 11 length victory over Cyfor Malta.  The painting shows Florida Pearl over the one of the nineteen fences to win the Martell Cup at Aintree in 2002, with Jockey  Barry Geraghty.

Florida Pearl by Stephen Smith.
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Legends of English Football by Robert Highton - Gold Edition. (Y)
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SC34. Throwing the Discus by Eduard Joseph Danton.

Throwing the Discus by Eduard Joseph Danton.
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 Marcus Gronholm.  Peugeot 206 WRC.
Reflections of a Champion by Michael Thompson.
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This signed art print was produced at the end of 2000 after the Olympics of that year, and has been sold out from the publisher for many years.  We have the last few publishers proofs of this edition available.  This superb art print celebrates the ultimate achievement for any athlete, the winning of an Olympic gold medal.  In the modern era athletes from Great Britain have won 178 gold medals and Gary Keane's montage celebrates some of the highlights from those achievements.  It captures the determination and effort required to win, as well as the euphoria when the realisation that a life long dream has finally become a reality.  This print is not only a tribute to those featured but also to all other competitors and medal winners who have strived to bring glory and honour to Great Britain.  As the Olympic Games enter a new century and a new chapter in history, it is hoped that this reminder of past glories will also help to inspire those competing for gold in the future.  This limited edition print is signed by six gold medal winners : <br>LYNN DAVIES - 1964 TOKYO Men's Long Jump.<br>MARY PETERS - 1972 MUNICH Pentathlon.<br>DALEY THOMPSON - 1980 MOSCOW Decathlon & 1984 LOS ANGELES Decathlon.<br>TESSA SANDERSON - 1984 LOS ANGELES Javelin.<br>SALLY GUNNELL - 1992 BARCELONA 400 metre Hurdles.<br>STEVEN REDGRAVE - 1984 LOS ANGELES Rowing Coxed Fours, 1988 SEOUL Rowing Coxless Pairs, 1992 BARCELONA Rowing Coxless Pairs, 1996 ATLANTA Rowing Coxless Pairs (and since signing this print, also 2000 SYDNEY Rowing Coxless Fours).

British Olympic Legends by Gary Keane
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SP4.  Desert Orchid by Mark Churms.

Desert Orchid by Mark Churms.
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 England 1 Germany 0, Euro 2000.  On the 17th of June 2000 England once again faced their old nemesis Germany in a Group A qualifying match at Euro 2000.  England entered the game knowing that they had not defeated Germany in a competitive match since the famous World Cup victory in 1966.  Germany made four changes to the side that had drawn with Romania including the introduction of midfielder Sebastian Deisler, whilst England had been forced to replace Tony Adams and Steve McManaman with Martin Keown and Dennis Wise due to injury.  As expected the game started at a frenetic pace and Jancker made things difficult for England's central defenders early on with his height and strength.  England appeared to be lacking cohesion and allowed Germany to take control of the game.  Deisler brought the German crowd to their feet with a clever run down the right hand side and minutes later Hamaan had their first strike on goal which was hit directly at David Seaman.  England were looking for a flash of inspiration and it was very nearly delivered as Michael Owen managed to meet Phil Neville's cross with his head but only managed to direct the ball on to the post.  Paul Scholes in typical fashion drove a ferocious volley, which was tipped just over the bar, and suddenly it appeared that England were beginning to find some weaknesses in certain areas of the German side.  At the interval little separated the two sides however, England started the second half with a steely determination.  After just seven minutes David Beckham earned his side a free kick in a very dangerous position on the England right.  With good movement from the forwards in the German area Beckham swung a speculative cross into the six yard box.  Owen, beaten by the pace, failed to connect but man of the match Alan Shearer anticipated the kind bounce and without hesitation headed the ball back across Kahn and into the right hand side of the German goal.  The England captain had broken the deadlock and instilled in his side the belief that they could finally defeat their oldest rivals.  Germany threw everything they had at England but Keegan's team were equal to the task in every area of the pitch.  As the final whistle blew a huge roar erupted from the England supporters as Alan Shearer's goal had ended over thirty years of frustration and sealed his place in the history books as one of England's greatest ever strikers.

Perfect Finish by Peter Cornwell.
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