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 Mérite, Germany's highest military decoration. He was credited with 80 victories in the air, before being shot down in disputed circumstances aged 26. In this autobiography Richthofen tells not only his own story but also that of his contemporaries, their duels in the sky, ever present danger, fame, honour and spiralling death.
About the Author
Peter Kilduff is a distinguished historian and leading expert on Manfred von Richthofen and his era. He is author of 11 books on aviation history and has contributed numerous articles to anthologies and historical journals. Peter lives in Connecticut, USA.