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Rare Red Baron Film Released

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The following is a rare 100 year old piece of film (1917).  It shows Baron Manfred Von Richthofen, doing an external inspection prior to a mission, as well as his putting on a flying suit prior to flight in cold weather (if you look close you will notice Hermann Goering). 

Baron Von Richthofen was shot down on 21 April 1918 by Roy Brown of the Royal Navy Air Services, a prelude of the R.A.F. The Aussies also claim that one of their machine gunners on the ground shot the Baron down.  UK & Aussie Doctors, after the autopsy stated that the fatal bullet was shot from above. 

The author of this has been involved as a Director of the Roy Brown Museum in Carleton Place, the home town of Roy.  Many letters have been written over the past 3-4 years and finally Roy Brown was inducted into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame on 4 June 2015.

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