Under the Guns of the Red Baron

The Complete Record of Von Richthofen's Victories and Victims Fully Illustrated

Norman Franks, Hal Giblin, Nigel McCrery

 
Date Published :
October 2007
Publisher :
Grub Street Publishing
Language:
English
Illustration :
illustrated throughout on art paper with b/w photos and 10 sumptuous color paintings
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781904943976
Pages : 224
Dimensions : 10.25 X 8.75 inches
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$26.95

Overview
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In the autumn of 2007, ninety years after this legendary fighter fell to earth, there will be a full length feature film released in the UK and Germany simply entitled The Red Baron, with Joseph Fiennes in the lead role.

Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen was the most feared and celebrated of all German pilots in World War I, and has become one of the iconic figures of history.

This book, by three respected historians, has researched in detail the lives of all of his 123 victims (over 100 of whom are depicted), and provides a blow-by-blow account of their encounter with the great man – a unique compilation of material.

About The Author
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Norman Franks is a respected historian and author. Previous titles for Pen and Sword include InThe Footsteps of the Red Baron (co-authored with Mike OConnor), The Fighting Cocks, RAF Fighter Pilots Over Burma, Dogfight, The Fallen Few of the Battle of Britain (with Nigel McCrery) and Dowdings Eagles. Over the course of his career, Frank has published some of the most compelling works on First World War fighter aviation, being one of the worlds leading authorities on the subject.He lives in Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex.

Born in 1953, Nigel McCrery travelled extensively during his childhood as his father was in the RAF. They settled in Nottingham.He served in the Nottinghamshire Constabulary between 1978 and 1987. He then read History at Trinity College, Cambridge and joined the BBC graduate entry course. He has written or been responsible for a number of highly successful BBC series and films including Silent Witness, New Tricks and All The King’s Men. He has written over a dozen novels. Into Touch - Rugby Players Killed in The Great War, Final Wicket - Cricketers Killed in The Great War , The Coming Storm – Test and First Class Cricketers Killed in World War Two and The Extinguished Flame - Olympians Killed in the Great War are in print with Pen and Sword Military.Nigel lives in Nottingham.

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