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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 World War II. Macksey was commissioned in the Royal Armoured Corps [1] and served in World War II (winning a Military Cross [2]) under the command of Percy Hobart, later writing the (authoritative) biography of that leader. Macksey, gaining a permanent commission in 1946 [3] and being transferred to the Royal Tank Regiment in 1947,[4] reached the rank of major in 1957,[5] retiring from the Army in 1968.[6]

Amongst many other books, Macksey wrote two volumes of alternate history, one dealing with a successful invasion of England by Germany in 1940,[7] and the other describing a NATO - Warsaw Pact clash in the late 1980s.[8] The latter book 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.[9]

In Macksey's Guderian - Panzer General, he also refuted the view of historian Sir Basil Liddell-Hart regarding Hart's influence on the development of German Tank Doctrine in the years leading up to 1939.

Publications[edit | edit source]

Macksey's list of publications is very extensive[10] and includes the following titles:

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. Commissioning date 23 April 1944
  2. MC awarded 21 December 1944
  3. Dated 5 October 1946
  4. Dated 3 January 1947
  5. Promotion date 1 July 1957
  6. Retirement date 3 August 1968
  7. Invasion (1980)
  8. First Clash (1985)
  9. Schmunk, Robert B.. "Greenhill's Alternate Decisions". In Tsouras, Peter G., Kenneth Macksey, and Jonathan North (eds.).. Uchronia: The Alternate History List. http://www.uchronia.net/bib.cgi/label.html?id=greeanthol. Retrieved 20 December 2012. 
  10. A comprehensive, but not necessarily complete, listing can be found at the WorldCat website

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