Disc 1 - contains the Red Baron documentary with over 45 minutes of rare and original German archive footage that analyses the life of the most famous German fighter ace of the First World War from his birth to his final fateful flight in 1918.
Disc 2 - Contains exclusive archive footage split into 6 short films, as well as 10 original photo galleries containing a magnitude of black and white images.
Bonus Films: 1. The Red Fokker Dr.1 2. Reconstruction of the Last Flight 3. Crash Site 4. Fricourt 5. Bertangles 6. Airfield Cappy
Photo Galleries: 10 Galleries containing pictures relating to Sopwith Camel, Fokker Dr. 1, Wiesbaden, Bertangles, Richthofen, Airfield Cappy, Fricourt, Crash Site, Richthofen condolences and the Original report from Bodenschatz.
Manfred von Richthofen, more famously known as the Red Baron, is arguably the most famous and widely recognized German fighter pilot to ever take to the skies in the history of warfare. During his flying career in the First World War, Richthofen was officially credited with 80 enemy kills, a number which dwarfs other famous pilots such as Douglas Bader who scored 22 enemy kills. Originally a cavalryman, Richthofen transferred to the Air Service in 1915 where his skills as a pilot were quickly recognized. By 1918, he was regarded as a national hero in Germany and his death in April rocked the nation.
This documentary tells the true story of Manfred von Richthofen, using sensational original footage shot during the First World War. It covers his life through its entirety, from his birth in Schlesien through to the flying exploits of this astonishing German hero, including the dog fights of June 1917 in Flandern.
In the air at this time, the Allies securely maintained air superiority and all available German hunter squadrons were thrown into the battle in order to subdue their opponents. Richthofen and his fellow pilots mastered the tasks given to them brilliantly and performed truly astounding feats in the air. The four hunter squadrons of the JG 1 took over the airspace within a time frame of just two weeks, achieving a staggering 40 aerial victories.
While the Germans were flying high with the recent turn of events, disaster struck when Richthofen failed to return after an enemy flight. What happened on this fateful flight and how did the Red Baron actually meet his end? The answer to that question, which has been asked for almost a century, is finally revealed in this stunning documentary about one of the greatest heroes of the German Luftwaffe. Complete with a selection of bonus footage and scores of original photographs, some of which have never been seen, this DVD will appeal greatly to military and aviation enthusiasts alike.