Military historian Sir John Keegan dies

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Respected British military historian Sir John Keegan has died, aged 78. ...

Respected British military historian Sir John Keegan has died, aged 78.

The former Daily Telegraph defence editor, and lecturer at the Royal Military Academy, wrote numerous books about warfare which are counted among the classic of military history.

Ironically he never served in the armed forces, being medically unfit.

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He published his first book, The Face of Battle, in 1976 and it has never been out of print.

Sir John, who was given an OBE in 1991 and knighted in 2000, is survived by his wife, Susanne, and four children.