Harry Leslie Smith

Harry Leslie Smith is a British writer and political commentator. He grew up in poverty in Yorkshire, and served in the RAF during the Second World War, later moving to Canada. After retiring, Smith began writing his memoirs and about social history. He has written four books about Britain during the Great Depression, the Second World War, and postwar austerity. His first three books, Hamburg 1947: A Place for the Heart to Kip, 1923: A Memoir and The Empress of Australia: A Post-War Memoir, were self-published autobiographical works. His fourth book, Harry's Last Stand, was published by Icon Books. It has sold over 18,000 copies.