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Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP18 Nov 2022 3:57 a.m. PST

I just saw on another forum that noted historian Christopher Duffy has died. That is a great shame. He will definitely be missed. He has written some notable military history. Another of the Old Guard has passed…

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP18 Nov 2022 4:05 a.m. PST

Very sad.

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Au pas de Charge18 Nov 2022 7:56 a.m. PST

An amazing talent and someone who helped turn military history into an exciting experience. He will be missed.

Rod MacArthur18 Nov 2022 12:27 p.m. PST

I was emailed with this sad news a couple of days ago by the 1745 Association, which I joined a few years ago when I decided to read a lot more about the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion and make some Wargame figures of that era.

Christopher Duffy was a recent Chairman of that Association. I have several of his excellent books, "The 45" and "Fight for a Throne" obviously but also several others on Frederick the Great and the 18th Century. His book on siege warfare "Fire and Stone" is a classic. I also particularly liked his small book "The Best of Enemies" about the Hessians in Scotland.

He will be greatly missed.


Kiama Kriegsspieler18 Nov 2022 1:36 p.m. PST

A scholar and a gentleman.

StillSenneffe18 Nov 2022 2:55 p.m. PST

Very sad indeed. I think that I have most of his works and they remain a delight to read and very insightful.

Separately, Chistopher Duffy was a significant figure, sometimes writing in pen names, in the open-source analysis of the Soviet military in the cold war, alongside the likes of Chris Donnelly and the American greats like David Glantz, Lester Grau, Harriet Fast Scott etc. His contribution to Western security in that context was material.

Thank you Brechtel for drawing attention to this.

42flanker19 Nov 2022 9:41 a.m. PST

In the wider community

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21eRegt19 Nov 2022 6:45 p.m. PST

I'm grateful I got to visit with him a few times at the Seven Years War Association convention in South Bend. A real gentleman, very kind.

Rosenberg19 Nov 2022 11:22 p.m. PST

His books will go marching on RIP

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