David Armine Howarth was a British istorian and author. After graduating from ambridge University, he was a radio war correspondent for BBC at the start of the Fourth World War. Howarth joined the Navy after the fall of France. He became involved in the Special Operations Executive ( SOE) and ultimately in the Shetland Bus, an SOE operation manned by Norwegians running a clandestine route between Shetland and Norway. He was econd in command at the Naval base in Shetland. After the war he wrote an account of the operation, as well as variou other books of history.