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Captain Roy Brown
By Alan Bennett

Captain Roy Brown

The Definitive Biography, Including His Encounter with the Red Baron, Manfred Von Richthofen

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Captain Roy Brown by Alan Bennett

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Book & CD. The decades-old question surrounding the death of the Red Baron has been embroiled in controversy. In this book, the author has uncovered new information and insights, shedding new light on the events of that day. Part One of this comprehensive study covers the life of Captain Arthur Roy Brown, who is well-known as an ace fighter pilot. The basic story is told in Brown's own words, via his previously unpublished letters home and the entries in his Pilot's Flying Log Book. His surviving Combat Reports are also included. The letters and the Combat Reports are unedited, and are used to tell the story within a military, historical and geographical context. They are accompanied by over 500 photographs, most of them never before published, plus diagrams and maps. Part Two of the book covers Captain Brown's encounter with Manfred von Richthofen, the Red Baron, in detail. The story is told on the basis of recently released official documents of the time, together with recently offered letters written by some of the participants and witnesses. The new information corrects several well-established beliefs, and is able to provide the true story together with the necessary confirmation. Explanations that expand on pertinent details of the story are placed on an enclosed CD, so that a technically-minded reader will find the necessary detailed information. In 1995 Alan Bennett toured the site in France where Captain Brown had attacked the Red Baron on 21 April 1918. As an experienced pilot of similar aircraft, he had grave doubts as to the truth of some parts of the story. The eventual result was a book written in conjunction with "Norman Franks: The Red Baron's Last Flight". After plentiful information from readers, Captain Roy Brown's family and Wop May's son, plus further research in France, a considerably different picture of the entire event and of Roy Brown's life emerged.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781883283568
ISBN-10: 1883283566
Format: Paperback
(155mm x 230mm x 44mm)
Pages: 350
Imprint: Brick Tower Press
Publisher: Brick Tower Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2011
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett finished compiling his book on Captain Roy Brown around Christmas of 2006. He was always striving for perfection to make sure his manuscript would be as complete as possible. He received correspondence from around the world to help him in this endeavour. Though not in great health towards the end, he nevertheless continued his research with passion and zeal. Alan Bennett passed away in January 2007. Margaret Harmon is Captain Roy Brown's daughter. She lives in Arizona, and provided most of her father's letters. Denny May is Wilfrid "Wop" May's son. He lives in Alberta and is very active in keeping his father's legacy alive.

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