Talking with the Red Baron: 'Interviews' with Manfred Von Richthofen

Talking with the Red Baron: 'Interviews' with Manfred Von Richthofen

by Peter Kilduff, Manfred Richthofen
     
 
Using the profile of a German journalist reporting from the front line of World War One, the author places questions to the best-known flyer of all time. The questions are pertinent and diverse and bring 'responses' that are wholly based on established documented evidence. The process brings freshness to our understanding of the formative years of military aviation

Overview

Using the profile of a German journalist reporting from the front line of World War One, the author places questions to the best-known flyer of all time. The questions are pertinent and diverse and bring 'responses' that are wholly based on established documented evidence. The process brings freshness to our understanding of the formative years of military aviation when the speeds were slower but the skill and the daring, the pressures and the risks, matched any battle-scene before or since. The immediacy given by this fascinating technique enables readers to gain their historical knowledge through the personalities of the past to a greater degree than ever before. All the comments ascribed to von Richthofen are based on his own writings or those who knew him, on log books and official records, and on family and military archives, including never before accessed records and reports. The Red Baron was not pursued around his battlefield by BBC or CNN but if he had been this would have been the result! The Red Baron comes alive in a new and exciting way!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781857533811
Publisher:
Brassey's UK, Limited
Publication date:
11/01/2003
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

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