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Robert Kee CBE (born 5 October 1919 in Calcutta, India) is a British broadcaster, journalist and writer, known for his historical works on World War II and Ireland.

He was educated at Stowe School, Buckingham and read history at Magdalen College, Oxford where he was a pupil, then a friend of the historian A.J.P. Taylor.

During World War II he served in the Royal Air Force as a bomber pilot. His plane was shot down over German-occupied Holland. He was imprisoned and spent three years in a German POW camp. This gave him material for his first book A Crowd Is Not Company. It was first published as a novel in 1947 but was later revealed to be an autobiography. It recounts his experiences as a prisoner of war and his various escapes from the Nazi camp. The Times describes it as "arguably the best POW book ever written."

His career in journalism began immediately after the Second World War. He worked for the Picture Post, then later became a special correspondent for the Sunday Times and the Observer. He was also literary editor of the Spectator. In 1949 Kee was a witness at the marriage of his friend George Orwell to Sonia Brownell.

In 1958 he moved to television. He appeared for many years on both the BBC and ITV as reporter, interviewer and presenter. He presented many current affairs programmes including Panorama, ITN's First Report and Channel 4's Seven Days. He was awarded the BAFTA Richard Dimbleby Award in 1976.

Kee wrote and presented the documentary series Ireland - A Television History in 1980. The work received great critical acclaim and was widely shown both in the United Kingdom and the United States. Following the series' transmission on RT, the Irish national broadcaster, Kee won a Jacob's Award for his script and presentation.

As one of the "Famous Five" he launched TV-am in 1983 along with Sir David Frost, Anna Ford, Michael Parkinson and Angela Rippon. He was also amongst those who successfully campaigned for the release of the Guildford Four, the Maguire Seven and the Birmingham Six.

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Total Books: 46
Pore Scale Phenomena Frontiers in Energy and Environment
2015 - Pore Scale Phenomena Frontiers in Energy and Environment [World Scientific Series in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9789814623056
ISBN-10: 9814623059
Genres: Reference, Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation
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A Crowd Is Not Company
2009 - A Crowd Is Not Company (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780753826744
ISBN-10: 0753826747
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Ireland A History
2003 - Ireland a History [Abacus Books] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780349116761
ISBN-10: 0349116768
Genre: History
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Ireland
2003 - Ireland (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780349116693
ISBN-10: 0349116695
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The Green Flag  Volume 1-3 The Most Distressful Country The Bold Fenian Men Ourselves Alone
2001 - The Green Flag Volume 1-3 the Most Distressful Country the Bold Fenian Men Ourselves Alone (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780140291650
ISBN-10: 0140291652
Genre: History
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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World We Fought For
2000 - World We Fought For (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780722152034
ISBN-10: 0722152035
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1945 the World We Fought For  The World We Fought For
1995 - 1945 the World We Fought for the World We Fought For (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780140247121
ISBN-10: 0140247122
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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1945 The World We Fought for
1990 - 1945 the World We Fought For (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780747406372
ISBN-10: 0747406375
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Trial and Error The Maguires the Guildford Pub Bombings and British Justice
1989 - Trial and Error the Maguires the Guildford Pub Bombings and British Justice (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140134063
ISBN-10: 0140134069
Genre: Nonfiction
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The Bold Fenian Men
1989 - The Bold Fenian Men [Green Flag] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780140111033
ISBN-10: 0140111034
Genre: History
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The Most Distressful Country
1989 - The Most Distressful Country [Green Flag] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780140111040
ISBN-10: 0140111042
Genre: History
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The Green Flag
1989 - The Green Flag (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780140111064
ISBN-10: 0140111069
Genre: History
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Ourselves Alone
1989 - Ourselves Alone [Green Flag, Vol 3] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780140147568
ISBN-10: 014014756X
Genre: History
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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1939 The World We Left Behind
1989 - 1939 the World We Left Behind (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780747405245
ISBN-10: 0747405247
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Trial and Error The Maguires the Guildford Pub Bombings and British Justic
1987 - Trial and Error the Maguires the Guildford Pub Bombings and British Justic (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780241123249
ISBN-10: 0241123240
Genre: Nonfiction
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Trial and Error Maguires the Guildford Pub Bombings and British Justice
1986 - Trial and Error Maguires the Guildford Pub Bombings and British Justice (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780241119587
ISBN-10: 0241119588
Genre: Nonfiction
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World We Left Behind Chronicle of the Year 1939
1985 - World We Left Behind Chronicle of the Year 1939 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780722152041
ISBN-10: 0722152043
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Ireland A History
1984 - Ireland a History (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780316485067
ISBN-10: 0316485063
Genres: History, Substores
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Green Flag History of Irish Nationalism
1972 - Green Flag History of Irish Nationalism (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780297179870
ISBN-10: 029717987X
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The Laurel and the Ivy The Story of Charles Stewart Parnell and Irish Nationalism
The World We Left Behind  a Chronicle of the Year 1939
The World We Left Behind a Chronicle of the Year 1939 (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780297782872
ISBN-10: 0297782878
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