Richard Holmes


Born
in Aldridge, Staffordshire, The United Kingdom
March 29, 1946

Died
April 30, 2011

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Richard Holmes was Professor of Military and Security Studies at Cranfield University and the Royal Military College of Science. He was educated at Cambridge, Northern Illinois, and Reading Universities, and carried out his doctoral research on the French army of the Second Empire. For many years he taught military history at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst.

A celebrated military historian, Richard Holmes is the author of the best-selling and widely acclaimed Tommy and Redcoat: The British Soldier in the Age of Horse and Musket. His dozen other books include Dusty Warriors, Sahib, The Western Front, The Little F
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Redcoat: The British Soldie...

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Tommy: The British Soldier ...

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Wellington: The Iron Duke

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Acts of War: Behavior of Me...

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Dusty Warriors: Modern Sold...

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Marlborough: England's Frag...

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“Lieutenant Colonel Frederick Parry of 2nd Battalion the Cheshire Regiment at once requisitioned ‘extra attractive women’ from the cantonment magistrate at Amballa, arguing that he had only six women for 400 men.”
Richard Holmes, Sahib: The British Soldier in India 1750-1914