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The Red Baron - Manfred von Richthofen

52' (GER, FRE, ENG subs)
The documentary reveals the true story of the German flying ace Manfred von Richthofen.

With his good looks, aristocratic background and 80 combat victories in the Great War, Richthofen became the "Red Baron“, a real media star and idol. But this legend is about to be exposed. A German Historian with access to the Richthofen family archives has found unpublished documents that show Manfred not as the knight of the sky, but a ruthless killer.

Manfred von Richthofen is the epitome of a hero. The handsome baron is a role model, a media star and idol. Due to 80 combat victories in the Great War, Richthofen became The Red Baron. Even now, he embodies fairness and chivalry. But this enduring legend is about to be exposed.

A German Historian obtained exclusive access to the Richthofen family archives that contains unpublished documents which clearly show that the Red Baron was not the knight of the sky.

Richthofen became obsessed with hunting people, addicted to the final bullet. Unpublished documents prove how the legend of the Red Baron was abused and how carless the NATO has dealt with this matter.

Today in the name of the NATO, German pilots of the fighter squadron 'Richthofen' step into their Eurofighters, wearing the red intertwined 'R' with pride on their overalls. They defend democracy, where heroism has no space anymore. Somehow they are feeling as 'knights of the air', but the person they are emulating was not.

 

Original Title: Der Rote Baron - Manfred von Richthofen
Year: 2016
Length: 52' (GER, FRE, ENG subs)
Resolution: HD
Film by: Peter Moers
Produced by: Moers Media, arte

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