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REVIEW Der rote Kampfflieger SUMMARY Þ Der rote Kampfflieger DOWNLOAD ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¾ Manfred von Richthofen Phy Richthofen tells not only his own story but also that of his contemporaries their duels in the sky ever present danger fame honor and spiraling dea Hated every minute of this book War is fun rah rah is the general message One wonders if he would have rewritten that sentiment if he could have after dying in the war himself Probably not because he was clearly brainwashed into the mentality that nothing is better than to die for your country while out killing people with the latest technology Rubbish writing in general Bogged down in technicalities while mentioning in passing that experiences were impressive without taking the time to actually describe them Utter waste of time for anyone who isn t a WWI flying buff even then its use is uestionable

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REVIEW Der rote Kampfflieger SUMMARY Þ Der rote Kampfflieger DOWNLOAD ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¾ Manfred von Richthofen 's highest military decoration He was credited with 80 victories in the air before being shot down in disputed circumstances aged 26 In this autobiogra There is something always incredibly useful about reading the thoughts of someone who has achieved greatness When reading Julius Caesar s Civil War or Gallic War one knows one is reading to a certain extent propaganda Still tactics strategy and the overall worldview of Caesar inevitably leaks into those books making those reads worthwhile In the same way The Red Fighter Pilot the autobiography of the Red Baron Manfred von Richthofen published in 1917 during WWI a year before he died is worth the readHeavily censored and patriotic there are still some useful insights that can be gleaned from this book I was under the mistaken impression that air warfare was relatively primitive during the first world war however very uickly we get a sense of the evolution and specialization of aircraft The technological battle for air supremacy was eye opening too though in hindsight I don t see how it could have been any other way Planes bi Planes tri Planes all with different speed and maneuverability effected how battles were fought in the air Bombers spy planes ground support aircraft has all been developed by the end of WWIThe limited depictions of the Red Baron I have seen in my life portray him as an acrobatic flyer but the fact was von Richthofen viewed such flying as showy and tactically useless thus French The Red Baron was methodical understanding the strengths and weaknesses of his own and other planes and how to fight accordingly He sought position and used numerous tactics to obtain that position from which he could then close distance and bring down his enemy The book is filled with bluster perhaps not that surprising in the autobiography of a fighter pilot The bluster has a distinctly PrussianGerman flavor as found also in the book Storm of Steel Still there are moments of innocence that remind you that this is a kid in his early twentiesIn the end I think it was worth the read Just expect the propaganda and try to read between the lines and you will gain a better insight into WWI air warfareA funny side note having never thought about it it never occurred to me that the term plane was a description of the shape of the wing of an aircraft you are flying on planes One of those words I was born with and never considered critically Of course to von Richthofen the airplane is a new concept so there is a very deliberate way he say s plane that made me realize the origin of the term that has become synonymous with fixed wing aircraft I always enjoy moments like that in books

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REVIEW Der rote Kampfflieger SUMMARY Þ Der rote Kampfflieger DOWNLOAD ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¾ Manfred von Richthofen Manfred von Richthofen the Red Baron was the most celebrated fighter pilot of the First World War and was holder of the Blue Max Pour le M'rite Germany I ve never had much of a fascination for this guy the red baron I could never figure out what the big deal about him was Alright he was a flying ace and he painted his plane red I can see how that might make him a recognizable figure in pop culture but I don t see why he is still considered to be a great hero of some kind However I do have a mild interest for early aviation and this historical period so I figured why not give this a readI didn t expect much of this book The author himself was supposedly ashamed of it Gee I wonder why Maybe because of the bad writing not to mention that the whole book feels uite immature and in a want of a better word stupid I m not sure was there something lost in the translation but von Richthofen seems a bit slow to me His observations weren t particularly interesting to read either The only bearable parts were those when he talked about his initial flying experiences and seemed to show an interest in aviation as such I didn t get the feeling that I got to see much of him as a young man and perhaps there wasn t much to see Outside flying and hunting what did Manfred ever got to do with his life Nothing His views are rarely disclosed but when they are there is no food for the thought He seemed to believe that every nation expect perhaps the English were inferior of the lower race but that was consisted with German politics of the time and indeed with those in the years to come I m aware that he was only 25 when he was killed so it is not like I was expecting to read something profound but the book still didn t have much to offer neither in terms of his reflections nor his descriptionsI struggled to keep my focus I have a feeling that our red baron just wrote whatever came to his mind in this one and the result is neither educational nor entertaining It s a mess The writing was pretty bad and I don t think it was the fault of the translator One minute von Richthofein says he doesn t care about setting records the other he brags about his records Throughout the book his voice is inconsistent confused and weak Most people tend to get worked out about him killing that bison What about all the other kills You know killing of other human beings Being disappointed when there were no people to throw bombs at as he was flying over Russia I found the causality with which he spoke about that uite revolting That and comparing war with hunting and seeming to enjoy both eually I can understand that some people might enjoy hunting but comparing killing other human beings with hunting surely that is not normal And still people get worked out about him killing a bison The hypocrisy of the age we live inSo what is the conclusion I m not sure would I recommend this to anyone who isn t very interested either in this time period ie WW1 but you can probably find valuable information elsewhere or early aviation but there isn t that much talk of planes or in this person but I didn t feel like the book offered much in that sense either It was a non demanding slightly revolting but altogether mostly a boring read I don t regret reading it though I can at least tell myself I told you so


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    REVIEW Der rote Kampfflieger PDF FREE [Der rote Kampfflieger] Manfred von Richthofen ¾ 0 SUMMARY I've never had much of a fascination for this guy the red baron I could never figure out what the big deal about him was Alright he was a flying ace and he painted his plane red I can see how that might make him a recognizable figure in pop culture but I don't see why he is still considered to be a great hero of some kind However I do have

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    DOWNLOAD ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¾ Manfred von Richthofen Manfred von Richthofen ¾ 0 SUMMARY PDF FREE [Der rote Kampfflieger] The average man on the street may not know the first thing about the Great War but he'll have heard of the Red Baron Attribute that to a silly song or a Peanuts comic trip but in the Great War Germany had no hero like Baron Manfred von Richthofen a true knight of the air Beginning as a cavalry captain von Richthofen joined the air service and soon proved a frightful natural The Red Baron constitutes his memoir through the war an

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    Manfred von Richthofen ¾ 0 SUMMARY DOWNLOAD ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¾ Manfred von Richthofen PDF FREE [Der rote Kampfflieger] Der rote Kampfflieger Part OneIn ze beginning I was in ze cavalry but zere was no Schwung on ze ground so I cried my way to being a navigator and pilot I have received many medals because I am ze best Ze best of ze best Even ze Kaiser told me so All ze ozers were also very good but not as good as me Once I painted my Fokker red to get attention It was a great great publicity stunt I have a fantastic dog I named him Morit

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    REVIEW Der rote Kampfflieger PDF FREE [Der rote Kampfflieger] There is something always incredibly useful about reading the thoughts of someone who has achieved greatness When reading Julius Caesar's Civil War or Gallic War one knows one is reading to a certain extent propaganda Still tactics strategy and the overall worldview of Caesar inevitably leaks into those books making those reads worthwhile In the same way The Red Fighter Pilot the autobiography of the Red Baron Manfred von Richthofen publi

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    REVIEW Der rote Kampfflieger PDF FREE [Der rote Kampfflieger] DOWNLOAD ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¾ Manfred von Richthofen Hated every minute of this book War is fun rah rah is the general message One wonders if he would have rewritten that sentiment if he could have after dying in the war himself Probably not because he was clearly brainwashed into the mentality that nothing is better than to die for your country while out killing p

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    PDF FREE [Der rote Kampfflieger] REVIEW Der rote Kampfflieger I think the title translates better as The Red Battle Flyer which fits better in that eraI caught myself thinking I hope this guy has a day job other than writing and then I remembered oh yes he is the Red Baron Also through the filte

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    PDF FREE [Der rote Kampfflieger] Manfred von Richthofen ¾ 0 SUMMARY Der Rote Kampfpilot is clearly a propaganda piece published by the German government during the First World War Much of the text is drawn almost directly from the journals of Manfred Von Richthofen; therefore much of the book reads like a journal What is so fascinating is the subtext found between the lines of text As mentioned in the preface for the first English addition “this little book gives one a useful insight

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