THE LUSITANIA TRAGEDY

THE LUSITANIA TRAGEDY

by Daniel Taylor Brown

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ISBN-13: 9781499018424
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Publication date: 11/26/2014
Pages: 50
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.10(d)

About the Author

Daniel Taylor Brown was born in 1872 in Blantyre, Scotland. He entered the United States in 1898 at the age of 26 and volunteered for the U. S. Army weeks later. He served for 4 years and earned the rank of private 2nd class with tours of duty in the Philippine Islands and Cuba. During those years of military service he was wounded and permanently disabled. He travelled to the British Isles via the Lusitania to receive medical attention.

After surviving the sinking of the Lusitania and recovering from his surgeries in Glasgow and London, Daniel Brown returned to Los Angeles in May of 1916. He resided at the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers at Sawtelle, California. U.S. Naturalization records show he applied to become a citizen in 1917. His life was almost lost in military service in Cuba and the Philippines, in the sinking of the Lusitania and in the bombings of London. Against many threats he lived to the age of 64. He died on March 6, 1937 in Manhattan Beach, California and is buried at the Los Angeles National Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.

Why did it take 100 years to publish this manuscript?

When Daniel Brown returned to southern California in 1916 he had a great desire to tell the story of the sinking of the Lusitania. He was invited to speak to the Merchants Association of Santa Monica, the Red Cross and the Y. M. C. A. of Pasadena. An attendee of these addresses asked him if he would commit the address to paper to be published. Mr. Brown agreed and forwarded the handwritten manuscript to this man, Richard Allen. Intending to publish the manuscript, Mr. Allen during a move, stored it in a box with various photo albums and it was not discovered for over 90 years. In 2010 when Mr. Allen’s son and wife were going through the old box, they found Daniel Brown’s manuscript and started the process of finally having it published.

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