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Eric Mowbray Knight (1897-1943), 'Richard Hallas'; author and journalist
Sitter in 2 portraits
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.