The Red Baron: Beyond the Legend (Cassell Military Paperbacks)

The Red Baron: Beyond the Legend (Cassell Military Paperbacks)

by PeterKilduff (Author)


The making of a legend The Red Baron: dashing airman, gallant gentleman, killer ace Written and researched by Peter Kilduff, First World War aviation expert and acclaimed authority on Richthofen Lead title in the Cassell Military Paperback series, firm favourites in the bookshops.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Phoenix
Published: 04 Nov 1999

ISBN 10: 0304352071
ISBN 13: 9780304352074
Book Overview: This is a lively, three-dimensional biography, thoroughly researched from original German sources, of the world's most famous fighter pilot: First World War ace Manfred von Richthofen, the Red Baron. Including some of Richthofen's own writings, it shows how his approach to air combat shaped air warfare right through to the present day. It lists and details all his victories, and matches myth to reality in a fascinating, fast-moving account of open cockpit dogfights. Richthofen has never been studied in this detail before; it becomes apparent to the reader that it was Richthofen, above all others, who determined how war in the air should be fought. 'A richly detailed air epic' - Aviation History.

Author Bio
American writer Peter Kilduff translated Richthofen's memoirs in 1969. He has written nine aviation books and published countless articles on the Red Baron. He was awarded the Merit Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for his activities in German-American cultural exchange programmes.