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Alexander Paul Charrier McKee OBE

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Book List
Dam Busters
Dresden - Foreword
Home Page
Ilse McKee
King Henry VIII
Mary Rose
MRSB 0551
News
Other Links
Project Solent Ships
Recycled Books
Soldier Poet
Solo Flight
Trick Quiz
Video Clips
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Book Titles.

  1. Against The Odds:Battles At Sea 1591-1949
  2. A Heritage of Ships
  3. A World Too Vast: The Four Voyages Of Columbus
  4. Black Saturday
  5. Caen: Anvil of Victory
  6. Death Raft
  7. Dresden 1945: The Devil`s Tinderbox
  8. El Alamein:Ultra And Three Battles
  9. Farming The Sea
  10. From Merciless Invaders
  11. Gordon of Khartoum
  12. History Under The Sea
  13. How We Found the Mary Rose
  14. H.M.S. Bounty
  15. Ice Crash, Strike from the Sky
  16. Into The Blue
  17. King Henry VIII's Mary Rose
  18. Race For The Rhine Bridges
  19. Strike From The Sky
  20. Tarquin`s Ship
  21. The Coal Scuttle Brigade
  22. The Friendless Sky
  23. The Golden Wreck
  24. The Mosquito Log
  25. The Queen`s Corsair
  26. Vimy Ridge
Biography

Personal History

His major contribution was probably the re-discovery of King Henry VIII's Flagship the Mary Rose.

Alexander McKee was born 25 July 1918 elder son of a British Naval surgeon. He died in the summer of 1992 aged 72 years. In between he wrote the many books listed here. They span military history, underwater exploration and archaeology, real life disasters and mysteries.

His first passion was flying. He took his first solo flight at the age of 15 years. His ambition was to become a fighter pilot but poor eyesight prevented this.

His first works, a series of articles, was published in flying magazines before he was eighteen.

He served with the London Scottish and the Gordon Highlanders regiments during World War II. He served as part of the British Army of the Rhine (BAOR) during the occupation from 1945. Much of this time he worked for the British Forces (Radio) Network (BFN). His colleagues at that time included Raymond Baxter and Sir Cliff Michelmore.

He took up sub-aqua diving in about 1957. Later he started Project Solent Ships which led to the formation of the Mary Rose Special Branch 0551 (MRSB 0551) of the Southsea branch of the British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC)

A fuller biography from Contemporary Authors is available from amazon.com at Biography of Alexander McKee

Alexander Paul Charrier McKee OBE

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