Thursday, December 16, 2004

It's been a bad year, please don't take your pictures...

As the Yuletide season gyrates its sweaty, red velour encased crotch in our faces (God! I love it!), I feel it is appropriate to reflect upon something that has struck me at various times throughout the year, namely the unusually large number of noteworthy people we seem to have lost from the historical - and for that matter especially the military historical - community over these past 12 months.

Roll call:

John Terraine
John Toland
Russell Weigley
Alan Bullock
William Manchester
Daniel Boorstin
Gunther Rothenberg
David Chandler
Conrad Russell

A very bad year...

2 Comments:

Blogger MAJ C said...

Anthony,
Russell Weigley passed on in March of this year also.

Chris

11:37 AM  
Blogger Anthony said...

Chris,

Thanks for the heads up. Weighley's death had passed me by - perhaps because he's so much better known in the USA than in Blighty. Another sad loss. I'll update the list accordingly.

Anthony

2:49 PM  

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