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Monday, October 12, 2015

Fascinating. Worth the few minutes it runs.

The Red Baron... newly released film
for you erstwhile flying buffs
The following is a very rare piece of film, 100 years old. It shows Baron Von Richthofen, doing an external prior to a mission, as well as his putting on a flying suit prior to flight in cold weather. If you look close you will notice Hermann Goering.

The Baron was shot down on 21 April 1918 by Roy Brown of the Royal Navy Air Services, a prelude of the R.A.F.. The Aussie's also  claim that one of their machine gunners on the ground shot the Baron down. UK & Aussie Doctors, after  the autopsy stated that the fatal bullet was shot from above.

The author of this has been very involved as a Director of the Roy Brown  Museum ,in Carleton Place, the home town of Roy. many letters have been written over the past 3-4 years,  and finally Roy Brown was inducted into Canada's Aviation Hall  of Fame on 4 June 2015.

…To think this film almost 100 years old!  If you're interested in history or aviation, you cannot miss this footage. It was just posted online, and I've never seen anything like it. It's from 1917, and it's an up-close and personal look at the most legendary combat pilot who ever lived, the infamous Red Baron, Manfred Von Richthofen.  Watch the extremely rare, extremely old footage and re-live history.  ULTRA-RARE footage of the most famous fighter pilot ever…

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