Leo Walmsley (1892 - 1966) was an English writer and sportsman. During World War I he served as an observer with the Royal Flying Corps in East Africa, was mentioned in dispatches four times and was awarded the Military Cross. After a plane crash he was sent home and eventually pursued a literary career.
So Many Loves: An Autobiography By Leo Walmsley (1944) The author was born in the town of Shipley in West Yorkshire, England, and his family moved to the village of Robin Hood's Bay on the North Yorkshire coast when he was two years old. He was awarded the Military Cross whilst serving with the Royal Flying Corps in East Africa during the First World War and later travelled widely in search of adventure. With his family he lived in various parts of the British Isles before finally settling in Fowey, Cornwall, where he died in 1966.
The Silver Blimp: A Story Of Adventure In the Tropics by Leo Walmsley (1921) is the author's uncommon first novel. British and natives with an unstoppable silver blimp versus the Germans in Africa.
Flying And Sport In East Africa by Leo Walmsley (1920) is a record of the author's service with the Royal Flying Corps in East Africa during World War I. It includes flights around Mount Kilimanjaro, Rufiji and Lake Nyasa. When not flying, he hunted lion, gazelle, eland and elephant near Lake Nyasa.
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