From Merciless Invaders, by A McKee
From Merciless Invaders, The defeat of the Spanish Armada
by Alexander McKee
Alexander McKee, historian, diver and underwater photographer is best known for leading the team of amateur divers (including John Bevan) from the Southsea BSAC who spent 20 years searching for and eventually finding the Mary Rose. John Bevan’s admiration and respect for ‘Mac’ (as he was known to his friends) is reflected in his comprehensive collection of McKee’s books of which this is one.
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.
Using the actual words of more than 100 eye-witnesses, McKee has created an authentic narrative of the events of the Spanish Armada of 1588. The accounts of sailors, diplomats, journalists, prisoners, galley slaves and survivors of shipwreck, tempest and massacre provide a first hand record of every phase of the proposed Spanish invasion of England.
Hardback with dust jacket in protective cellophane cover.
Very good condition
16 pages of black and white photographs.
1963, Souvenir Press, London (first edition)
288 pages, 162mm x 240mm (approx. 6.5in x 9.5in)
1 in stock
|Dimensions||31 × 24 × 5 cm|