Peter Fritzsche, a University of Illinois history professor and author, will present a slide lecture on "The Real Red Baron: Manfred von Richthofen
& the WWI Aviators" on April 22 (1918 is also the anniversary of the death of the notorious German pilot).
German ace Manfred von Richthofen
took down more Allied planes than any other pilot in the war.
Valerian von Richthofen
, Kai Paterna, Alexander Schmiegel.
When we Americans think about World War I, we may recall the names of certain personalities, such as the leader of the American military forces, General John Pershing, or the flamboyant leader of Germany's "Flying Circus," Manfred "The Red Baron" von Richthofen
The Silk Road was the name given in 1877 by the German geographer Ferdinand von Richthofen
to the ancient network of trade routes linking China to central and western Asia, India and the Mediterranean region.
Though the historical network of trade routes was discovered by the Chinese Han Dynasty (130 BC - 220 AD), the terms 'Silk Routes' or 'Silk Road' became common among historians only in late 19th century; they were coined by the German geographer Ferdinand von Richthofen
who referred to them as ' Seidenstrasse' (silk road) or 'seidenstrassen' (silk routes) in 1877.
1918: Manfred von Richthofen
, the Red Baron, scourge of the First World War British fliers, was shot down in his red Fokker tri-plane and died.
Germany had a new star, Manfred von Richthofen
and a new machine to help him earn his deadly reputation; the Albatross D series.
Besides being a published aeronautical engineer, he has authored another book about Manfred von Richthofen
, the Red Baron.
1916 FIRST World War flying ace Manfred von Richthofen
, better known as the Red Baron, won his first aerial battle near Cambrai, France.
Red Baron: Dungeons and Dragons is the third graphic novel in a historical fiction series inspired by the life of Manfred von Richthofen
and events of the First World War.
To portray the life of von Richthofen
from his early years as a military cadet to the spring of 1917, Archard primarily used photographs from the Library of Congress and the J&C McCutcheon Collection, supplementing these with images from several other collections.