Acclaimed military historian Professor Richard Holmes has died

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The acclaimed military historian Professor Richard Holmes CBE has died at the age of 65. Professor Holmes taught at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and Cranfield University and was a regular contributor to BBC documentaries and to BBC History Magazine.

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His specialities included England’s conflicts with France in the Middle Ages and the First World War, with a focus on the ordinary soldier.

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For more information on the life and career of Professor Richard Holmes, visit the BBC website.