The Red Baron: The Graphic History Of Richthofen's Flying Circus And The Air War In Wwi

June 1, 2014|
The Red Baron: The Graphic History Of Richthofen's Flying Circus And The Air War In Wwi by Wayne Vansant
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In The Red Baron, graphic artist and author Wayne Vansant illustrates the incredible story of Manfred von Richthofen, whose unparalleled piloting prowess as a member of the Imperial German Army Air Service made him a World War I celebrity, both in the air and on the ground. In his signature style, enjoyed by readers of Normandy and Bombing Nazi Germany, Vansant beautifully depicts the fearsome intelligence and mid-flight awareness that would earn Richthofen eighty documented air combat victories over the Western Front in the halcyon days of military aviation. From his beginnings as cavalry member and a pilot-in-training to the years he spent commanding Jasta 11 from the cockpit of his fabled red plane, to his eventual leadership of the ultra-mobile Jagdgeschwader 1 (aptly nicknamed "Richtofen''s Flying Circus" by nervous foes because of the group''s colorful airplanes and mobile airfields), The Red Baron brings the story of this legendary figure to life. Richthofen died young under controversial circumstances, but the Red Baron''s astonishing skill and tactical acumen lived on far long after his death and helped usher in a new type of warfare that would reign supreme twenty-five years later: war in the air.

Writer and artist Wayne Vansant was the primary artist for Marvel's The 'Nam for more than five years. Since then, he has written and illustrated many historically accurate graphic histories, such as The Hammer and the Anvil; The Vietnam War: A Graphic History; Normandy: A Graphic History of D-Day, The Allied Invasion of Hitl...
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Title:The Red Baron: The Graphic History Of Richthofen's Flying Circus And The Air War In Wwi
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:104 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.38 in
Shipping dimensions:104 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.38 in
Published:June 1, 2014
Publisher:Voyageur Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780760346020

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