David Truesdale took early retirement in 1998 and since then has written for films and television and produced battlefield guides for the Royal Irish Fusiliers Museum, The First Eagle: the 87th Foot at the Battle of Barrosa and Regulars by God! The 89th Foot at the Battle of Lundy's Lane. He is the author of Brotherhood of the Cauldron: Irishmen in the 1st Airborne Division at Arnhem; Angels and Heroes, the story of a machine gunner with the Royal Irish Fusiliers 1914 to April 1915 (with Amanda Moreno); Irish Winners of the Victoria Cross (with Richard Doherty); Leading the Way to Arnhem: a History of the 21st Independent Parachute Company (with Peter Gijbles); Arnhem, Their Final Battle: the 11th Parachute Battalion (with Gerrit Pijpers obe); Victoria's Harvest: The Irish Soldier in the Zulu War of 1879 (with John Young) and Young Citizen Old Soldier: the Journal of Rifleman James McRoberts. With David R Orr he has written The Rifles are There: 1st and 2nd Battalions Royal Ulster Rifles in the Second World War and A New Battlefield: The Royal Ulster Rifles in Korea. For relaxation he paints in watercolour, listens to good music, drinks red wine and finds that Tommaso Albinoni (1671-1750) and his 'Oboe Concerto in D Minor' has been an inspiration during difficult times in any manuscript. Allan Esler Smith administers the estate of his uncle, Brian Desmond Hurst, Northern Ireland's greatest film director, who made 'Theirs is the Glory'. In addition to writing and speaking about Hurst's life and films, Allan is a chartered accountant and business start-up expert and co-authors The Good Retirement Guide.