Red Watch: 40th Anniversary Edition

£25.00

Red Watch is the unforgettable story of the London firefighters who fought a fatal blaze at the Worsley Hotel, London, in the early hours of Friday 13th December 1974. The fire raged for two days and two nights, with many trapped on the upper floors of the hotel. The courage of the Red Watch crews from Paddington led to the safe rescue of thirty-two people. Sadly, however, the fire claimed seven lives, including that of firefighter Harry Pettit.

A Sunday Times Bestseller, Red Watch is the story that inspired the long-running television programme London’s Burning. A special edition of this dramatic tale of courage and determination has now been published to mark the 40th anniversary of that fateful day. With a new introduction by former Chief Fire Officer Neil Wallington, this edition has been published as a hardback and includes new photographs.

PAGES
316
SIZE
216 x 140mm
AUTHOR
Gordon Honeycombe

FORMAT
Hardback
PICTURES
Mono
ISBN
9781909837232

Product Description

Red Watch is the unforgettable story of the London firefighters who fought a fatal blaze at the Worsley Hotel, London, in the early hours of Friday 13th December 1974. The fire raged for two days and two nights, with many trapped on the upper floors of the hotel. The courage of the Red Watch crews from Paddington led to the safe rescue of thirty-two people. Sadly, however, the fire claimed seven lives, including that of firefighter Harry Pettit.

A Sunday Times Bestseller, Red Watch is the story that inspired the long-running television programme London’s Burning. A special edition of this dramatic tale of courage and determination has now been published to mark the 40th anniversary of that fateful day. With a new introduction by former Chief Fire Officer Neil Wallington, this edition has been published as a hardback and includes new photographs.