As I Recall - A Bevin Boy's Story
- Price: £9.95
- Publisher: Brewin Books
- ISBN: 9781858584157
- Availability: In Stock
The author, having intending to join the
RAF, was suddenly, without warning, redirected to the coalpits of Lancashire
under an emergency arrangement to keep Britain’s power stations working during
Ernest Bevin, then Minister of Labour, gave
his name to the scheme which eventually took some 40,000 young national
servicemen to work underground.
Equally, if not more hazardous than life in
the armed services, the Bevin Boys helped to meet the country’s desperate need
for coal during the years 1943 to 1948.
As I Recall is a tribute to the Bevin Boys
and to their mentors, the miners whose courage and unique sense of humour are
This book also honours the memory of those Bevin Boys who tragically lost their lives from 1943 to 1948 and the thousands of miners world-wide who during the course of their labours, have made the ultimate sacrifice.
|Dimensions||240mm x 170mm|
|Illustrations||45 black & white|