Richard Ogorkiewicz Rip
Posted 05 December 2019 - 0528 AM
I remember all his many kindnesses, keen intelligence and his wry sense of humour. I wil miss him.
Posted 05 December 2019 - 0531 AM
Im very sorry to hear that, he was truly one of the landmarks in studying AFV history.
Posted 05 December 2019 - 1138 AM
Oh no! :-( of the authors in the field, he was most respected. He will be missed.
Posted 08 December 2019 - 1130 AM
He first got me interested in tanks when I was a kid. Very sad.
Posted 09 December 2019 - 1816 PM
Posted 13 December 2019 - 1228 PM
That was a nice video clip about Richard.
I went to his funeral on Wednesday and it was a moving event. Rupert Pengelly of Jane's and David Willey of the Tank Museum led the eulogies. They spoke of his complete lack of patience with people in authority, (military and political), who were less informed about a topic than they should be. On the other hand, they both mentioned his kindness and tolerance towards people in junior positions and who were learning their trade. I was lucky enough to have experienced the latter.
Richard did a lot of work behind the scenes, cooperating with primarily British and US but also Swedish, Israeli and Brazilian tank experts and manufacturers. Only some of this is in the public domain and is a story in itself. He was still being invited at home and abroad to classified discussions on armour development until he reached his 80s. He really was an impressive bloke.
Edited by Marsh, 13 December 2019 - 1230 PM.
Posted 19 December 2019 - 0546 AM
Thanks: that is the one that Ralf raths is referring to as being unobtanium now.
Posted 19 December 2019 - 0607 AM
Perhaps not, though there is the other way of looking at it, if its out of print and its not costing the printers or the author anything, where is the harm? I dont see it as being any different from being given a second hand book, or buying one in a second hand book shop. That too I would think is technically illegal.
Its down to everyones individual conscience I guess.