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Posted on May 6, 2011 in History News

In Memoriam: Historian and Author Richard Holmes

By Armchair General

Prof. Richard Holmes, right, with Gen. Dave Zabecki, Weider History Group's Senior Historian. Courtesy Gen. Zabecki. Click for larger image.In all the headline-grabbing news of the last week, the passing of noted historian Professor Richard Holmes was largely overshadowed.

An instructor at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and Cranfield University, he was also the author of numerous acclaimed books. His published works include:

Acts of War: Behavior of Men in Battle
Tommy: The British Soldier on the Western Front, 1914-18
In the Footsteps of Churchill: A Study in Character
Redcoat: The British Soldier in the Age of Horse and Musket
The D-Day Experience: From the Invasion to the Liberation of Paris
The Western Front: Ordinary Soldiers and the Defining Battles of World War I


The BBC ran this obituary of Professor Holmes.