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David Scott Daniell (1906–1965) was born Albert Scott Daniell, but preferred the name David. His works were mostly non-fiction, written under a variety of names. He wrote under the names Richard Bowood, and, for Ladybird Books, John Lewesdon, as well as David Scott Daniell. As John Lewesdon, he wrote The Ladybird Book of London, and as David Scott Daniell, the Flight series. As Richard Bowood, he contributed to The Swift.
Military history was an abiding interest, leading him to write several military histories, including Battles and Battlefields,and Cap of Honour, the Story of the Goucestershire Regiment, 28th/61st Foot. He wrote one book which has some equine interest: Sandro’s Battle, which is set in the Second World War. He wrote several other historical children’s novels.
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Regimental History of the Royal Hampshire Regiment (with C T Atikinson), 3 vols, 1950, 1952, 1955
History of the East Surrey Regiment (4 vols)
4th Hussar, The Story of the 4th Queen's Own Hussars, 1685-1958 (1959)
Discovering the Army, 1965
World War One, 1965
World War Two, 1966