Tim Cockitt, chair of MMHS, will speak about Manfred von Richthofen, arguably the most famous fighter of WW1, with a claim to 80 kills, the highest score in the Great War.
The talk will include the background of the von Richthofen family, and their military careers. Tim will include the development of aeroplanes and aerial fighting through the war, as shown by the various models of plane flown by von Richthofen. There will be an assessment of the controversy of how von Richthofen was killed (spoiler: infantry machine gunner on the ground), and a consideration of the Red Baron in popular culture.
For those of us who enjoy being a dog owner, there will be at least TWO dogs!
All are welcome and a lively evening is guaranteed! Zoom details will be sent on the day. Thanks.
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