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The Red Baron

Graphic History of Richthofen's Flying Circus and Air War,WWII by Wayne Vansant Code: 35591 Format: Paperback / 104 pages Publication date: 08/12/2014 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days Price: AU $29.99
In The Red Baron, graphic artist and author Wayne Vansant illustrates the incredible story of Manfred von Richthofen, whose unparalleled piloting prowess as a member of the Imperial German Army Air Service made him a World War I celebrity, both in the air and on the ground. In his signature style, enjoyed by readers of Normandy and Bombing Nazi Germany, Vansant beautifully depicts the fearsome intelligence and mid-flight awareness that would earn Richthofen eighty documented air combat victories over the Western Front in the halcyon days of military aviation. From his beginnings as cavalry member and a pilot-in-training to the years he spent commanding Jasta 11 from the cockpit of his fabled red plane, to his eventual leadership of the ultra-mobile Jagdgeschwader 1 (aptly nicknamed "Richtofens Flying Circus" by nervous foes because of the groups colorful airplanes and mobile airfields), The Red Baron brings the story of this legendary figure to life. Richthofen died young under controversial circumstances, but the Red Barons astonishing skill and tactical acumen lived on far long after his death and helped usher in a new type of warfare that would reign supreme twenty-five years later: war in the air.
Format: Paperback
Pages: 104
Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Publication date: 08/12/2014
Country of publication: UNITED STATES
Weight: 1000 g
Dimensions: 234mm X 152mm
Code: 35591