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Maximilian Crabbe

Subaquatic Researcher and Entrepreneur (1940–1999?)

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    Max Crabbe was born in Lewes, West Sussex, UK, on March 22nd 1940, during Britain’s most critical wartime year. His mother Caroline was the daughter of Vladimir Vysparov, White Russian immigrant and reluctant inheritor of the notorious Vysparov Library. His father Edward was a minor aristocrat whose stable of businesses in the financial and technological fields contributed significantly to British military intelligence in WWII and the Cold War, supporting innovations in mechanical cryptography that stretched from a special unit at Bletchley Park to Axsys-related research in the US.…