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RIP Sir John Keegan - 8/3/2012 4:44:49 PM   
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Sadly passed away. A great historian.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/culture-obituaries/books-obituaries/9447744/Sir-John-Keegan.html

Hopefully he is with all those soldiers he wrote about and listening to even more first hand accounts.

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RE: RIP Sir John Keegan - 8/3/2012 5:06:01 PM   
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Yikes, I hate to hear it. I enjoyed every book he wrote. RIP.

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RE: RIP Sir John Keegan - 8/3/2012 5:15:31 PM   
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Sorry to see him go. RIP.

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RE: RIP Sir John Keegan - 8/3/2012 6:22:52 PM   
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RIP - a truly great historian.

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RE: RIP Sir John Keegan - 8/5/2012 12:35:05 AM   
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Sadly passed away. A great historian ...


More than just a historian, he was a "real time" military analyst.

When I was in-country during Desert Storm, I recall Keegan predicted that although Iraq held its own with Iran, it was still a "Third World" power that wouldn't last more than a few days against the modern US-led coaltion once the ground war began, despite all the claims to the contrary made by Time and the rest of the liberal press.

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RE: RIP Sir John Keegan - 8/5/2012 3:04:07 AM   
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Sad to hear, he was an excellent author and historian. RIP.

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RE: RIP Sir John Keegan - 8/5/2012 9:53:06 PM   
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R.I.P.

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RE: RIP Sir John Keegan - 8/6/2012 4:58:59 PM   
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A great loss, RIP.

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