Other Books 2018-02-18T10:07:29+00:00

OTHER BOOKS BY BILL TODD

Below are books published by DLE-History.

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GUNNER

The story of Sgt Leslie Todd and the 90th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA

GUNNER is the diary, photos and postcards of my father, an ordinary soldier who served through the Second World War in the UK and from Normandy to Germany in 1944-45. The ebook also includes extracts from the regimental war diary and history.

“One of the most unusual books I’ve read about a veteran”


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PIGTAIL PILOT

A young woman who might have become the RAF’s first female pilot.

The 17-minute flight ended in tragedy when the training aircraft spun into the ground, killing a World War Two veteran and a young pupil who might have become the first woman to gain her RAF pilot’s wings.


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A Crocus From Jerusalem

The story of Corporal Frederick Gubbins in the Middle East in 1917.

Fred was a country boy who survived the sinking of the troopship Transylvania in a U-boat attack and marched with General Allenby’s Egyptian Expeditionary Force through the Holy Land to capture Jerusalem. One of his last acts before he was killed in action near the city was to send a dried crocus to his sister Irene. Fred was 19 years old.

Bill Todd - Author

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

I’ve spent most of my working life as a journalist and was pleased and surprised to win an award for my travel writing. Before that I tried all sorts of jobs including furniture removals, photography, teaching and running a magazine group.

Travel writing is not all cocktails under the palm trees but it’s a fantastic job that has taken me to more than 40 countries, from the pure white wastes of Arctic Finland to the ancient deserts of Namibia.

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