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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.

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Eric Mowbray Knight, by Dr Harry B. Wright - NPG x24957

Eric Mowbray Knight

by Dr Harry B. Wright
bromide print, 1932
NPG x24957

Eric Mowbray Knight, by Unknown photographer - NPG x24958

Eric Mowbray Knight

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, 1938
NPG x24958

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Elizabeth M Cowan

15 October 2018, 18:40

I am Eric Knight's granddaughter. I have a web page devoted to him, his works and his legacy. Included are pages with photos taken in South America (Suriname) in 2008 where his plane crashed on its way to the Casablanca Conference, Jan. 15, 1943. Also included is a link to his new biography by Greg Christie. Please include this:

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