Polly: True Story Behind "Whisky Galore" (BOK)

Roger Hutchinson

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In 1941 an 8000-ton cargo ship ran aground in the Sound of Eriskay in the Outer Hebrides. In the difficult war years any gift from the sea was welcome and the SS Politician had among her cargo a quarter of a million bottles of whisky. The events that followed inspired Compton Mackenzie's novel "Whisky Galore". Using eyewitness accounts, historical papers and official documents, this book tells the story of the SS Politician and the circus that surrounded her, from islanders in small skiffs to wartime excise officers and the final solution to the problem of the vessel affectionately known as the "Polly".


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 1998 Forfatter Roger Hutchinson
ISBN 9781840180718
Antall sider 160 Dimensjoner 13cm x 19,8cm x 1,8cm
Vekt 225 gram Emner og form British & Irish history, Second World War, Maritime history, Ships & boats: general interest