Harry Leslie Smith

British writer and political commentator Harry Leslie Smith was born on February 25, 1923, and died on November 28, 2018.

The British author and political reporter experienced childhood in destitution in Yorkshire, before serving in the Royal Air Force in the Second World War.

Smith emigrated to Canada in 1953.

During the wake of resigning, Smith started composing his journals, and about the social history of Great Britain in the 21st century.

He composed five books, about existence in the Great Depression, the Second World War, and after war severity, and sections for The Guardian, New Statesman, The Daily Mirror, International Business Times and the Morning Star.

Smith showed up at the 2014 Labor Party gathering in Manchester, amid the 2015 general race and the 2016 EU participation choice, and in Canada as a major aspect of his 2015 Stand up For Progress National Tour.

Smith’s first three books, Love among the ruins (2009) (was Hamburg 1947: A Place for the Heart to Kip), 1923: A Memoir (2010) these two works were also published together as The Barley Hole Chronicles and The Empress of Australia: A Post-War Memoir (2013), were self-published autobiographical works.

Smith’s fourth book, Harry’s Last Stand (2014), was published by Icon Books.

Media sources described this last book as “heart-breaking” and “a furious poem dedicated to the preservation of the welfare state”, and wrote that “the book … meanders between biography and rage against the system

Harry Leslie Smith passed away at 95 years old.


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