The Red Baron, Der Rote Baron

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The subject of the documentary is a legend internationally known and one of the few individuals to have achieved this level of celebrity during a bloody war of attrition that saw millions of Europe’s young men slaughtered in the mud and filth of the trench lines. When Richthoven was killed, he was engaged in an aerial fight at less than 100 feet altitude and well within range of light machine guns on the ground.. At the time of his death he was considered by his comrades as invincible and there was reluctance to believe that he could have been destroyed by another fighter pilot.

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