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Dan Howard




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PostPosted: Mon 01 Mar, 2010 4:31 am    Post subject: Claude Blair dead         Reply with quote

Sad news. Claude Blair has died. The funeral will be held on Thursday 11 March, at 2 pm, in the church of St Sepulchre Newgate in the City of London.
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PostPosted: Mon 01 Mar, 2010 5:20 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Rest in peace Mr. Blair.
Na sir 's na seachain an cath.
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PostPosted: Mon 01 Mar, 2010 5:26 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

A great loss to us all - his works have been very important in the research in this field.. Rest in peace, Mr. Blair.
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PostPosted: Mon 01 Mar, 2010 7:29 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I was very sad to hear this yesterday. I can only say that he was a major mover in our small community of armour and arms enthusiasts. I knew others who had met him in person and everyone indicated he had an amazing passion for weapons and armour that has benefitted us all. I only wish I was still living in England so I could go to his funeral and pay respects to such a person.

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PostPosted: Mon 01 Mar, 2010 7:58 am    Post subject: Sad news         Reply with quote

Sad news indeed, His work 'European Arms and Armour' was formative in my intrest, as a child, I can recall constantly redrawing the line drawings included in that book.

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PostPosted: Mon 01 Mar, 2010 8:56 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Yes, with Blair joining Boccia, Norman and Oakeshott, it's really the end of an era.
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PostPosted: Mon 01 Mar, 2010 2:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Sad news         Reply with quote

David Huggins wrote:
Sad news indeed, His work 'European Arms and Armour' was formative in my intrest, as a child, I can recall constantly redrawing the line drawings included in that book.


It is still the best book available on the subject. Hopefully it will be updated and republished.
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PostPosted: Mon 01 Mar, 2010 2:35 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

A big loss indeed. God bless you Mr. Blair.
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PostPosted: Mon 01 Mar, 2010 3:14 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That is too bad. He was a great source of information on subjects which are dear to our hearts. I hope he rests in peace and that his family will have some solace in the fact that he left a substantial body of very good work which is highly respected.
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PostPosted: Mon 01 Mar, 2010 8:06 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Another luminary passed on...my thanks to Mr. Blair for the innumerable services he rendered to our community of arms and armour enthusiasts. May he rest in peace.

Sincerely,

Christian

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PostPosted: Mon 01 Mar, 2010 10:47 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

May he rest in the Last Homely House...
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PostPosted: Mon 01 Mar, 2010 11:57 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'll be sure to pay my respects. (When was his book published? I think my dad might have had it)
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PostPosted: Tue 02 Mar, 2010 5:43 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Stuart Thompson wrote:
I'll be sure to pay my respects. (When was his book published? I think my dad might have had it)


Which book? He wrote a number of them. Check out our Bibliography.

Happy

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PostPosted: Tue 02 Mar, 2010 5:25 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Mr. Blair's contributions to the field of historical arms and armour research cannot be underestimated; Indeed, in the area of Scottish weaponry alone, his research was invaluable, giving much needed understanding to a field often rife with misunderstanding and outright myth. All future research and study into historical arms and armour will be built upon the framework set up by the likes of Mr. Blair, Oakeshott, Norman, et al. He will be missed, but his legacy will thrive.
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PostPosted: Wed 03 Mar, 2010 6:17 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My condolences to his friends and family.
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