Kenneth Macksey

Kenneth John Macksey (1 July 1923 – 30 November 2005) was a British author and historian who specialized in military history and military biography, particularly of the Second World War. Macksey was commissioned in the Royal Armoured Corps and served during the Second World War (earning a Military Cross under the command of Percy Hobart). Macksey later wrote the (authoritative) biography of Hobart. Macksey gained a permanent commission in 1946, was transferred to the Royal Tank Regiment in 1947, reached the rank of major in 1957 and retired from the Army in 1968.

Amongst many other books, Macksey wrote two volumes of alternate history, one, entitled ''Invasion'', dealt with a successful invasion of England by Germany in 1940 and the other describing a NATOWarsaw Pact clash in the late 1980s. The latter book, ''First Clash'', was done under contract to the Canadian Forces and focuses on the Canadian role in such a conflict. He was an editor and contributor to ''Greenhill's Alternate Decisions'' series since 1995.

In Macksey's ''Guderian: Panzer General'', he refuted the view of historian Sir Basil Liddell-Hart regarding Hart's influence on the development of German Tank Theory in the years leading up to 1939. Provided by Wikipedia
Showing 1 - 2 of 2 for search: 'Macksey, Kenneth', query time: 0.01s
Search Tools: Get RSS Feed Email this Search