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The Red Knight of Germany. Baron von Richthofen, Germany’s great war airman. Flloyd Gibbons. (Jan 1930) (3/6 edition Nov 1931) 4th imp March 1933. Cassell and Co, London


The story of Baron Manfred von Richthofen

After serving with the Cavalry and gaining the Iron Cross, von Richtofen applied to transfer to the Flying Service and was transferred there in May 1915
After 4 weeks training he flew recon missions over Russia, was shot down, escaped , flew again, crashed, but by 1916 was flying a red Fokker fighter plane over France on his way to becoming the Ace of all the German pilots

The planes of WW I were made of wood and cloth and the fuel was carried in drums

The Red Baron was finally shot down at Saill-le-Sec near Corbie, April 21, 1918
The 33 Australia Field Battery of the Fifth Division at the Somme claimed to have brought him down but it was found, after a medical examination, that he was actually killed by shots from an open cockpit Camel flown by Captain AR (Roy) Brown

List of the Baron’s victories (ie victims), with dates, places
Includes translations of letters written by the Baron


408pp; index; appendix; hard covers; good condition; name/date written and original Bookseller’s stamp ffep; the odd age mark; closed page edges browned
Covers; faint marks on front; spine sunned
No dust jacket


Text Copyright 2014
Collectible Books, Napier




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