Ole Bill & Goodbye Piccadilly

Ole Bill & Goodbye Piccadilly

Code 219686/215459
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Special offer! Buy 'Goodbye Piccadilly' and 'Ole Bill' together and save £10.
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**Special offer!**

Take advantage of our special offer on two new Museum books that look at the First World War from very different perspectives. Goodbye Piccadilly looks at life at home and on the Western Front while Ole Bill tells the extraordinary story of the role London buses played during the conflict. You can buy both books for £20 making a saving of £10. With Christmas just around the corner, this is an offer not to be sneezed at! 

Goodbye Piccadilly Synopsis

The First World War changed London and Londoners forever. For the drivers who took their buses to the Western Front and for their families and friends left behind, it meant facing new challenges at work and new ways of life.

Our title comes from the son 'It's a Long Way to Tipperary'. Written in 1912, it was popularised by Irish troops as they marched through northern France in August 2014. It soon became popular across the British Army and is now one of the best remembered songs from the First World War.

Pages: 107
Publisher: London Transport Museum

Ole Bill Synopsis
In November every year, on Remembrance Sunday, representatives of the whole nation parade past the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London. The last section to pass is always a group of London transport staff. For decades they marched in the company of a very special vehicle: a bright red open-topped double-decker London bus. This was B-type bus number B43.

Written using detailed study of the first-hand accounts preserved in official War Diaries, and extensive research, this is the story of B43 Ole Bill, and the other London buses that went to war.

Author: Dr William D Ward
Publisher: London Transport Museum
Format: Paperback
Pages: 112

Design by LTM Museum Design

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