Eric Mowbray Knight (1897-1943), 'Richard Hallas'; author and journalist
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Born on April 10th 1897 in Yorkshire. Wrote many books including The Happy Land, invitations to Life, The Flying Yorkshireman, This Above Alland also co-wrote the Why We Fight series with Frank Capra. Best remembered for his children's story about a boy and his dog Lassie, which was made into a feature film with the title Lassie come home. Knight was a Major in the United States Army serving in two world wars, he died in action, aged 45, when the aircraft he was aboard tragically crashed.
Literature, Journalism and Publishing
Children's writers and illustrators
Novelists and authors