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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA McKee
Title
MCKEE, Lt Col John ('Jock') Alec (1916-1981)
Date(s)
Created 1942-[1950]
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file

Context

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.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1982.

Content & structure

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 ofGerman 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.

System of arrangement

1 file

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

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.

Language/scripts of material
English
Finding aids

This Summary Guide, and published in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals
King's College London College Archives

Notes

Note
Compiled Jul 1997

Description control

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

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Subjects

  • Armed forces
  • Desert warfare
  • Documents
  • Humanitarian law
  • Information sources
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Memoirs
  • Military engineering
  • Military organizations
  • Organizations
  • Peace
  • State security
  • War
  • War crimes
  • War prisoners
  • War victims
  • Warfare
  • Wars (events)
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Corporate names

  • British Army
  • German Army

Places

  • Italy
  • Libya
  • Western Desert, North Africa

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