Professor Richard Holmes

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  1. Its been reported on the Centre for Battlefield Archaeology that he has died. Known for his TV work and Books such as Dusty Warriors.
     
  2. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    Wikipeadia - also saying he died Sat 30 April 2011.
     
  3. Sad loss. Could make himself understood without treating the audience like halfwits.

    Very good counter to the 'emotional immersion' style of historian.
     
  4. Nothing on google.
     
  5. Oh dear...

    He was my tutor at Sandbags - a really great guy!

    He will be very sadly missed...
     
  6. Hope not. His War Walks was one of the best programs of it's type. His book Dusty Warriors was also another brilliant piece in which he explains everything in a simple but clear way that doesn't make you feel a tool.

    If he has gone God Rest His Soul.
     
  7. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    Nothing on the first page of google!
     
  8. Can't find any link to his death at all, he's a fine speaker, only in his mid 60's I believe so I hope it's rumour mongering.
     
  9. The only dead Richard Holmes I can find on google are a Captain KIA in Iraq and someone murdered by a rapper. BBC websites saying nothing about it. Great shame if he has died an excellent historian.
     
  10. Richard Holmes (military historian) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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  11. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    My bold and though wiki ois not the most accurate it is there - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Holmes_(military_historian)

    Sorry - scalie - your edit beat me.
     
  12. Bugger, he was a Bon Oeuf.
     
  13. Gremlin

    Gremlin LE Good Egg (charities)

    Confirmed on BBC R4 News.

    An all round decent bloke and a loss at only 65.
     
  14. Confirmed now on some other sites, bloody sad news. Only 65 as well.
     
  15. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    Bummer! He gave me much entertainment and education with his books and tv programmes. He will be missed by many.