Who Killed the Red Baron

Who Killed the Red Baron

A New Look at Who May Have Taken the Red Baron Down

DVD - 2003
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An exciting new investigation of the Red Baron's death presents newly discovered documents that overturn the conventional theory of von Richthofen's demise. Featuring thrilling re-enactments of hair-raising duels between fragile fighters of World War I.
Publisher: [United States] : WGBH Educational Foundation, 2003
ISBN: 9781593751081
Branch Call Number: DVD 940.44 WHO
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Jun 15, 2017

Great documentary. Includes some history of the war in the air during WWI. Most everything I knew about The Red Baron, I learned from Snoopy. This is a much better source of information. Only an hour long.

Jun 21, 2015

This is a 2003 documentary produced for the NOVA program of PBS (Public Broadcasting Service).
On April 21, 1918, Manfred von Richthofen took off in his bright red Fokker triplane on what was to be his final mission.
The legendary Red Baron plunged into a furious dogfight against Allied fighters, and was last seen hotly pursuing a Sopwith Camel deep into Allied territory.
He was shot dead.
Exatly what happened, however, has been dabated and disputed for more than 80 years.
Featuring state-of-the-art animation and vivid aerial footage of original and replica fighter planes re-enacting the ferocious dogfights, the film discloses a probable new identity for his killer.
It is an engaging, gripping and fascinating documentary.

Feb 20, 2013

The Red Baron was Manfred von Richthofen's nickname because his fighter aircraft was painted completely red. This famous German pilot of the First World War, who shot down more aircraft than any other pilot, was killed in combat on April 21, 1918. And the debate ever since has been whether he was killed by ground fire or by the hands of another pilot. Not every possible theory is examined, but the evidence favours one of the ground fire arguments. Good production values, well chosen highlights from the Red Baron's life, with authentic film footage and supportive comments from Richthofen's grand nephew, make for fast interesting viewing. This one hour video is a springboard to specialized studies on the topic.


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