Sunday, December 29, 2013

Fact of the Day: Red Baron

While the German World War I pilot known as the Red Baron might seem more like a legend than a man, he was in-fact a real person. His real name was Manfred von Richthofen, and despite his legacy he did not see the end of World War I and died at the age of 25 while flying in France.

16 comments:

Linda said...

Thanks for sharing this, Adam. For some reason I thought of Snoopy when I read "The red baron." :)

Mama Zen said...

I thought of Snoopy, too!

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

Ah ah ah me too!!

Bob Bushell said...

I knew him well!!!!!!!

Emmylou said...

Love these little history lessons, Adam:)

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Wow, I didn't realize he'd died so young!

Pat Hatt said...

My mind went to snoopy as well

DEZMOND said...

I actually read quite a few books about him and watched films on him too

Unknown said...

always teach us new things! :)

Caro * said...

Love to learn more and more on your blog Adam.
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas :)

Pilar Domínguez said...

I read red baron and I knew it would be an interesting post. I love this type of history posts. Thanks for the info, Adam. Kisses:)

Dana said...

I'm another one who thought of Snoopy. :) Happy Sunday!

Theresa Mahoney said...

I didn't realize how young he was when he died!

Cloudia said...

25! You surprise me again, Adam.
Those Fokker tri-planes were beautiful craft


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stephen Hayes said...

I've seen photos of his body, pulled from the wreckage of his plane and propped up for the photograph to prove he was dead.

Christine said...

I've heard about him.