Edward Bacon (1906-1981) was the archaeological editor of the Illustrated London News for many years, who wrote his own and edited a number of books on archaeology.
He was the co-author with Angelos Georgiou Galanopoulos of Atlantis, The Truth Behind the Legend which supports a Minoan origin for Plato’s Atlantis story. The basis for their theory is a belief that Plato’s 9,000 years for the time elapsed since the Atlantean War is overstated by a factor of 10. If this were correct, 900 years would bring the date of its demise in line with the date of the massive eruption of Thera. However, there are a number of weaknesses with this association that are discussed elsewhere.