Monday, 12 November 2012

Roy Brown Mural in Carleton Place

Do you like murals? I do.

We drove to see the new Roy Brown Memorial Mural in Carleton Place on Bridge St.
It depicts the infamous WW I battle between Captain A. Roy Brown and the famed Red Baron, Baron von Richthofen.

There is controversy around who truly brought down the Red BaronDr Geoffrey Miller, 1998, "The Death of Manfred von Richthofen: who fired the fatal shot?", in Sabretache: Journal and Proceedings of the Military History Society of Australia, vol. XXXIX, no. 2

Richthofen was shot down and killed near Amiens on 21 April 1918. There has been considerable discussion and debate regarding aspects of his career, especially the circumstances of his death. He remains quite possibly the most widely-known fighter pilot of all time, and has been the subject of many books and films.

Captain A. Roy Brown (1893 - 1944)
Born on 23 December 1893 in Carleton Place, Ontario, Arthur Roy Brown. He was the son of a flour mill and power company owner ,and one of five children. Brown studied at business school in order to take his place running the family businesses. This was followed by a course at Victoria High School in Edmonton from 1913-15 to earn his high school matriculation. Brown enlisted in 1915 as an Officer Cadet at the Army Officers' Training Corps.  Brown was fascinated by aerial war; it was a more attractive draw than trench warfare.


Tuesday November 13th at 2:00pm 220 Bridge Street, Carleton Place. Visit Moore House at 175 Bridge Street, Carleton Place, to see an exhibit of Roy Brown materials and photos.


Red said...

Yes I really like murals. some of them show a tremendous amount of information in an interesting way.

Kay said...

This is a very interesting mural. This is also a very interesting part of history that many people don't know about.

eileeninmd said...

What a great mural! Sounds like a great place to visit on Veterans Day weekend!

Judy said...

Lovely mural!! Wish I could get out there and see it in person!

Vagabonde said...

I do not know much about the Red Baron – actually I first heard of it while reading Snoopy cartoons… so your post is informative. I love your heading sunset (or sunrise?)