Nightly News | August 03, 2012
>>> john keegan has died and that means great britain has lost a great citizen and book lovers have lost a great author. he was simply the best war historian of his era. and while he never fought, he understood those who did. his theory was that nine years of tuberculosis as a teenager ravaged his body like a returning veteran. the master work of his over 20 books was "the face of battle." he also wrote "a history of warfare." he wrote brilliantly about our civil war , about world war i, about d day . his parents moved him out of london as a boy to save him from the blitz. sir john keegan was 78 years old.