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McKee, Alexander 1918-1992

Overview
Works: 65 works in 494 publications in 5 languages and 11,161 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Personal narratives  Naval history  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: VA458.M3, 940.5421
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Alexander McKee
 
Most widely held works by Alexander McKee
Dresden 1945 : the devil's tinderbox by Alexander McKee( Book )

19 editions published between 1982 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After more than 50 years controversy still rages about the Allied decision to bomb the beautiful city of Dres- den in February 1945, at a time when the war was virt- ually won & the city was then largely full of civilians & refugees, most of them women & children. This classic book is the only one to present the personal accounts of eyewitnesses, both survivors of the raids & British & American aircrew who took part in the destruction
From merciless invaders; an eye-witness account of the Spanish Armada by Alexander McKee( Book )

34 editions published between 1963 and 1989 in English and Dutch and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Spanish Armada of 1588 was designed to crush the troublesome kingdom of Elizabeth I once and for all; but despite years of planning and mighty resources, it ended in crippling defeat for the King of Spain, at the time the world's most powerful ruler. How did this happen? Drawing on original eye-witness accounts, this fascinating book reveals the truth behind the apparent miracle. The result is living history -- a reassessment that show crucial parallels with the Battle of Britain in 1940." [Back cover]
The race for the Rhine bridges: 1940, 1944, 1945 by Alexander McKee( Book )

25 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Rhine is Germany's main commercial highway, containing many of its major ports. In war, it is vital for the Germans to push an enemy to outflank the entire river barrier preparatory to taking the industrial target. During World War II, there were three great Rhine campaigns, the last which was the Allies' final push for the victory and the Germans' last hope of resistance. The soldiers who went forward to the attack of counterattack--or who dropped from the skies--were of many nationalities: Dutch, French, German, British, Canadian, and American. As the Germans lost ground, the ineveitable order to blow the bridges behind them came. Hitler ordered that any officer who failed to blow a bridge in time was to be shot. But he complicated the difficult decision by adding that anyone who blew a Rhine bridge too early was also to be shot." -- Taken from dust jacket
Death raft : the human drama of the Medusa shipwreck by Alexander McKee( Book )

12 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes chapters on similar disasters
Strike from the sky; the story of the Battle of Britain by Alexander McKee( Book )

41 editions published between 1960 and 1990 in English and French and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En fyldig beskrivelse af slaget om England baseret på både tyske og engelske kilder
The queen's corsair : Drake's journey of circumnavigation, 1577-1580 by Alexander McKee( Book )

10 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caen, anvil of victory : formerly "Last round against Rommel" by Alexander McKee( Book )

60 editions published between 1964 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2. Verdenskrig. Beskrivelse af nedkæmpelsen af de tyske tropper(Heeresgruppe Rommel) om Caen i 1944
H.M.S. Bounty by Alexander McKee( Book )

4 editions published between 1962 and 1988 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History under the sea by Alexander McKee( Book )

8 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Undervandsarkæologiens historie belyst gennem vragfund
Farming the sea by Alexander McKee( Book )

8 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Henry VIII's Mary Rose by Alexander McKee( Book )

5 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Battle of Vimy Ridge by Alexander McKee( Book )

4 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recreates the vicious trench warfare of the Battle of Arras during April 1917 in which a Canadian Corps captured German positions on Vimy Ridge
Ice crash by Alexander McKee( Book )

10 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the facts behind the crash of the Italia an on the pack ice north of Spitzbergen and the subsequent rescue attempts
The friendless sky: the story of air combat in World War I by Alexander McKee( Book )

29 editions published between 1962 and 1984 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "golden age" of air fighting lasted barely two years. Before 1914, only a few rash, logical spirits dared to contemplate combat in the clouds. After 1914, their energies were spent trying to devise ways and means to fight in the air with machines not designed for that purpose, and therefore totally unsuitable, so that, when enemy airmen did meet, they danced around each other like blindfolded boxers with broken thumbs. But by 1917, the machines were adequate and the methods had been found. The vicious, snarling dogfight -- the sudden blaze of hectic action -- the rocketing chaos of diving, climbing fighter planes chasing each other's tails, never holding a straight course for more than a few seconds in case anyone else should get in a fatal burst -- this legend was born in 1917, and has lasted ever since. Its salient attribute was its almost total inconsequence. - Prologue
How we found the Mary Rose by Alexander McKee( Book )

16 editions published between 1981 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black Saturday by Alexander McKee( Book )

7 editions published between 1960 and 1978 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The golden wreck by Alexander McKee( Book )

16 editions published between 1961 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

True story of the great maritime disaster, the wreck of the "Royal Charter" in 1859
Against the odds : battles at sea, 1591-1949 by Alexander McKee( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El Alamein : Ultra and the three battles by Alexander McKee( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om slaget i Nordafrika, herunder de tyske og engelske tropper og deres hærchefer. Selve slaget, dets strategi, udvikling og resultat fortalt af øjenvidner
 
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Dresden 1945 : the devil's tinderbox
Alternative Names
Alexander McKee Brits militair historicus (1918-1992)

Alexander McKee Journalist and author

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MacKee, Alexander 1918-1992

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マッキー, アレグザンダー

Languages
English (282)

French (16)

German (12)

Dutch (7)

Polish (1)

Covers
The race for the Rhine bridges: 1940, 1944, 1945Caen, anvil of victory : formerly "Last round against Rommel"