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Old 12 July 2000, 12:36 PM   #1
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I have recently acquired a copy of a book titled
"Richthofen. Beyond The Legend Of The Red Baron"

Can anyone tell me as to it's historical correctness and wheteher it be worth reading or for use as a table wedge......
 
Old 12 July 2000, 01:27 PM   #2
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I think it is a great book. The person of MvR is perfectly described. I only found one mistake: it was C.-A. v. Schoenebeck and not H. G. v. d. Osten how was flying with Kurt Wolff on his fatal flight (15th September 1917)
 
Old 12 July 2000, 07:25 PM   #3
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If you enjoy that book, I have found the book that Richthofen wrote himself at The war time journals. He wrote the book in 1917, I printed it on paper to read it better. It is an autobiograghy of his career both in the air and in the trenches. It is called Der Rote Kampfflieger, It is an excellent book. he describes his first flight as well as his battle with Major Hawker. WWW.richthofen.com/index.html
 
Old 13 July 2000, 12:06 AM   #4
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No book can beat the self-written Richthofen-book. I like those auto-bios best. There are some books - e.g. collections of letters - which are autobiographical. Others were written in the Nazi-Time and full of propaganda - sadly even the Bodenschatz book.
 
Old 13 July 2000, 09:22 AM   #5
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The web sight in which I printed MvR's book said that both German and English publishers highly censored his novel. Germany censored propaganda into it, where English took out many of the recounts of his victories. All books by legendary figures will have this happen for the simple fact that they are scutinzed in many ways. It is a shame however that we will not be able to read the original manuscipt with out editing, this would be very much an interesting subject. Plain and simple Censorship Bites
 
 

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