Dresden, by A McKee

Dresden 1945, The Devil’s Tinderbox
by Alexander McKee

First edition

Alexander McKee, diver and military historian, is widely known as the man who lead the team of amateur divers (one of whom was John Bevan) in the discovery of the wreck of Henry VII’s flagship, Mary Rose. John’s admiration and respect for ‘Mac’ (as McKee was known by his friends) is reflected in his comprehensive collection of McKee’s books. This is one from John’s private collection.

During the night of 13 February 1945, RAF Bomber Command launched a devastating all out attack on the city of Dresden. At least 35,000 people lost their lives. Much has been written about the purpose and dreadful consequences of the attack. Dresden 1945 is a personal, rather than political or statistical account depicting the appalling human suffering and the sheer futility of war.

Hardback with dust jacket in protective cellophane cover.
Very good condition.
Inside pages yellowed but in very good condition.
24 pages of black and white photographs.
1982, Souvenir Press, London (First edition)
334 pages, 145mm x 223mm (approx. 6in x 8.75in)


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Additional information

Weight .9 kg
Dimensions 34 × 21 × 6 cm