Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Recommended: "The Death of the Red Baron" Video

This is just a terrific effort to recreate the mission that led to the death of Manfred von Richthofen over the River Somme on Sunday 21 April 1918. It combines actual (restored or recreated) WWI aircraft with digital special effects to produce a truly engrossing account.  I have visited both the Red Baron's take-off field at Cappy and the site of his crash and death at Vaux-sur-Somme and can attest to the authentic look of the film. For the Red Baron aficionados among you, be warned—the narration does address both possibilities that he was  shot down by either Canadian Capt. Roy Brown or Australian ground fire. 

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1 comment:

  1. Great video, love the brapping sound of those rotary radials!