I was very sorry to hear of the death of noted historian, Sir John Keegan, last week. I was a member of his first military history class when he arrived at RMA Sandhurst in 1962. His enthusiasm for the subject infected me and he is wholly responsible for my own passion for our miltary heritage. His approach focused on the human experience rather than dustier aspects of warfare.
We had to wait until 1976 for his first, and possibly his best, book "The Face of Battle", a study of…Continue