The Red Baron

Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives
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Author(s): Barry Pickthall
Original Publish Date: Nov 19, 2016
Product Number: EB00810172
Released: Feb 17, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781473865778
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books
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Description

Beginning his wartime career on the Western Front in August 1916, Manfred von Richthofen, or the Red Baron as he became known, had shot down an impressive total of fifteen aircraft by January 1917, as well as being appointed commander of his own unit. By the time of his death in 1918, he had destroyed a staggering total of eighty allied aircraft. From the perspective of the allies, he was a deadly menace. For the Germans, he was a fighter pilot hero of legendary significance. This fascinating collection of rare images offers a fresh perspective on the Baron himself, as well as a number of his adversaries from the Allied side of the line.

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