MCKEE, Lt Col John ('Jock') Alec (1916-1981)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Papers relating to his service in World War Two, 1942-1945, principally comprising copies of typescript accounts of his escape from a POW camp in Libya, 1942, and of his service with 'A' Force in escape operations in Western Desert, 1942, Italy, 1943-1944, and Austria, 1945, written in [1945-1950], with related photographs, 1942-1945; typescript eyewitness account of German atrocities against Italian peasants, 1943-1944, written in [1945]; official printed 'Analysis of surrendered German armies in Italy', issued by the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff (Operational Intelligence Section), Allied Force HQ, 1945.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born in 1916; 2nd Lt, Royal Scots, 1939; Lt, 1941, served with 4 Indian Div, Western Desert, 1941-1942; member of 'A' Force, special unit involved in escape operations in Western Desert, 1942, Italy, 1943-1944, and Austria, 1945; Capt, 1945; Maj, 1950; died in 1981.

Arrangement

1 file

Conditions Governing Access

Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

Acquisition Information

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1982.

Other Finding Aids

Summary guide entry on-line at http://www.kcl.ac.uk/iss/archives/cats/, and detailed catalogue available in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archive Services.

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