I know other blogs have mentioned this. But I think I should put something on here to show respect to a great military historian, who sadly passed away during my birthday, 30th April.
Strangely I was watching a video only the other day from way back, called Game of War, in which British Generals took on the roles of historical commanders in war games, moderated by the equaly missed Paddy Grifith. Professor Holmes was on the staff of one of the Generals in the programme. A great loss. I send my thoughts to his friends and family at this hour.