Vimy Ridge, by A McKee

Vimy Ridge
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.

150,000 Frenchmen fell in a single year of fighting at Vimy Ridge and still it remained in German hands.In 1916 the British took the battle underground. The Germans counter-attacked and took the British mineshafts. By the time four Canadian divisions attacked on Easter Monday 1917, Vimy Ridge had a reputation for blood-soaked invincibility. Vimy was an outstanding example of how to win a battle and is told through the experiences of the soldiers and airmen in their own words.

Hardback with dust jacket in protective cellophane cover
Dust jacket in fair condition. Rubbed at corners and tear to lower front edge. Lower corner of front fly leaf has been cut off. Inside pages in good condition.
6 pages of black and white photographs.
1966, Souvenir Press, London (first edition)
242 pages, 150mm x 223mm (approx. 6in x 8.75in)


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Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 32 × 24 × 5 cm