British soldier and noted military historian...
Richard Holmes biography and information
Richard Holmes was a British soldier and noted military historian, known for his television appearances. He wrote over a dozen books, and was editor-in-chief of the Oxford University Press' Companion to Military History.
He was educated at the University of Cambridge, as well as Northern Illinois University and the University of Reading. In 1964, he enlisted in the Territorial Army, the part-time volunteer reserve organisation of the British Army. Two years later, he gained his commission. He spent most of his career in the Territorial Army with the 5th (Volunteer) Battalion, The Queen's Regiment, a NATO-centred infantry battalion.
His television works included documentary series on the American Revolution and Battlefield, a series concentrating on the bloody battles of World War II. His War Walks television series has been regularly repeated on British terrestrial and digital television channels, including BBC2 and UKTV History. He passed away in 2011.