The Coal-Scuttle Brigade, by A McKee

The Coal Scuttle Brigade
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.

‘The strange thing about this story is that some of the fiercest battle of the war could take place literally on England’s doorstep – a few miles offshore – and yet remain almost unknown except to those intimately concerned who took it for granted’. So begins McKee’s account of the convoys and coasters that plied the east coast during WW2.

Hardback without dust jacket in protective cellophane cover.
Dark blue cover with some marks and faded spine. Title and author in gold foil on spine.
Exterior edges of pages are yellowed but inside pages in otherwise good condition.
8 pages of black and white photographs.
1957, Souvenir Press, London
224 pages, 140mm x 220mm (approx. 5.5in x 8.75in)


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Additional information

Weight .8 kg
Dimensions 31 × 24 × 4 cm