I was very saddened to hear of the tragic passing of Ian Daglish yesterday.
Ian was the author of the Over the Battlefield series of books looking at the Normandy battles of Operations Epsom, Goodwood and Bluecoat. These took a very refreshing view of the battlefields and helped me a great deal in my understanding of the battle of Normandy. Ian was also very helpful to me personally when it came to researching Portsmouth’s World War Two dead, in particular a couple of men killed in those battles that he had written about himself.
The Second World War military history field is a lesser place for his passing. I’m sure the military history community will join me in offering my condolences to his family.
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