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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.

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.


"I hate newspapermen. They come into camp and pick up their camp rumors and print them as facts. I regard them as spies, which, in truth, they are. If I killed them all there would be news from Hell before breakfast."- W.T. Sherman

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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.


England expects that every man will do his duty. Horatio Nelson October 1805

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


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