Red Barron (The Life and Death of an Ace) by Peter Kilduff

March 10, 2009 at 11:09 am | Posted in Books, Mosgiel, Non-Fiction, Reviews | Leave a comment

This book has just arrived at the library.

It’s nice to open a brand new book particularly when it concerns such a worthy subject.

Manfried Freiherr von Richthofen, in addition to being one of the very greatest of fighter pilots, was also a particularly fine man, an avid aviator and hunter, and one with a sense of duty, comradeship and gallantry.

The author seems to have an almost obsessional knowledge of his subject.

Kilduff’s knowledge of World War 1 aviation seems to come under this category.

The book is the most up to date reference on the life and times of the Red Baron. It is the culmination of nearly five decades of research.

The result is a beautifully presented and documented piece of work and an extraordinarily good read.

Reviewed by Garrett


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