The Red Baron

The Red Baron : The Life and Death of an Ace

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"Red Baron: The Life and Death of an Ace" tells the story of Manfred von Richthofen - from awkward 11-year-old cadet to fearless aerial combatant and charismatic leader. "Red Baron" is not just a biography of an extraordinary hero, it also takes a wider look at the times in which he lived: the equipment, his enemies and comrades, the battles, the political climate that led to his eventual disenchantment and new evidence about the controversial circumstances of his death. Containing previously unpublished photographs and accounts from Richthofen himself, his 'circus' and his adversaries, this book is the most up-to-date reference on the life and times of the legend.show more

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  • Electronic book text | 288 pages
  • DAVID & CHARLES
  • Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
  • 2nd UK ed.
  • 0715334670
  • 9780715334676

About Peter Kilduff

Peter Kilduff is a distinguished historian and leading expert on Manfred von Richthofen and his era. He is author of 11 books on aviation history and has contributed numerous articles to anthologies and historical journals. Peter lives in Connecticut, USA.show more

Table of contents

1 First Blood; 2 The Glory of the Name; 3 The Sky Arena; 4 The Winds of Change; 5 Command in the Air; 6 Bloody April 1917; 7 Deutschland uber Alles; 8 Gathering of Eagles; 9 Triplane Triumph; 10 The Price of Glory; 11 Plans for Victory; 12 A last Reflection; 13 Bloody April 1918; 14 Ein deutsches Requiem.show more