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Keegan, John

Born in Clapham, England, Sir John Desmond Patrick Keegan (1934–2012) was the son of a World War I veteran. Although he never served in the military, growing up during World War II, as well as being the son of a veteran, sparked his interest in war and conflict. When he was 13, orthopedic tuberculosis caused a disruption in his education, but he did not allow his illness to delay him for long. Educated at King’s College, Taunton, and Wimbledon College, London, Keegan entered Balliol College, Oxford, in 1953, where he completed his studies before beginning work at the American Embassy in London. He remained at that post for 3 years, and in 1960, he joined the academic staff at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst ...

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