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It was a century ago when famed World War I German fighter pilot Manfred von Richthofen was fatally shot out of the sky. Yet, his nickname – “Red Baron” – remains part of American vernacular. Charles Schulz’s comic strip character Snoopy famously took on the Red Baron in his imaginary air battles aboard his doghouse, often yelling “Curse you, Red Baron!” Movies and songs feature the German war hero.
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I see the enemy, I know he can’t see me
Combat red in tooth and claw
Ready now for one more score
Took a bullet in my brain
Inside I’m the king of pain
Outside you will fear my name
I ride a blood red triplane
Yes... Warriors... we are a weird bunch.
We respect strength. We respect honor.
The Soldiers of the Allied Forces respected the Red Baron, because while he was an enemy... he was an HONORABLE, and WORTHY opponent.
The Spartans of the movie 300, spoke truly.
It is the wish of any good Warrior... to die an honorable death in battle. :-)
Throughout history, Warriors have paid respect to their counterparts of distinction. Warrior, in this sense, can range from a boxer to a military general. There is an unspoken code of respect we hold for worthy adversaries. We admire bravery and fortitude. Jesus did not die from crusifiction. He died from a wound given in mercy by Casius out of respect saved for great leaders, usually generals who showed valor in battle. Or at least that's how the story goes.
in case you care for future videos: if you see a "ei" in a German name/word, it is pronounced like "i" is in English (see pronuncation for Einstein for exampe. you don't say eensteen). If you see an "ie" in a German word, it's pronounced like "ee" is in English.
As a professor of History myself at a Midwestern University, I must say you did a fine job of research. The story you are relaying is quite true and accurate. Well done! Regarding respect, there is nothing wrong with respecting your enemy. I visited Tokyo, Japan and paid my respects to Japan's War Dead at the Yasukuni Shrine. I did not honor them for killing my countrymen. I honored them for sacrificing themselves for their country, the same as any of us would do.
Firstly I did enjoy your video.
Since you mentioned the baron's autobiography... which I must assume you read.... you came to some very interesting conclusions. I've personally read the book twice. I do not know why you would get the idea that "Flying Circus" label was because of the color of the aircraft.. it was because of the way the group was moved around quickly and also because of the way they functioned as a group. "THE RED FIGHTER PILOT" is a fascinating read which is widely available in US public libraries, as well as the internet, such as http://www.richthofen.com/. Other WWI flyers and aces wrote books about their experiences and are also available to read online, as the copyrights have all expired making the texts public domain
Great episode. I wasn’t aware of Richtofen’s practice of collecting trophies. Kind of creepy. I like the painted depictions of the air battles shown. Another german, Erich Hartmann, became the highest scoring ace of all time in WWII. Following the war he had the displeasure of a ten year stay in a russian POW prison.
They know exactly how he was killed , it simply does not fit the narrative they have spewed since his death . Regardless , attend , One enemy is a novice pilot with no kills and the second has been flying for years and is the high scorer for his country . If you cant figure out why one would garner more respect than the other then you should avoid making military videos . Always funny and kind of sad when a non veteran talks about this kind of topic .
Von Ricthofen was also the first pilot to reach 50 confirmed kills during Bloody April, later in WW2 Werner Molder's became the first to reach 100. By the last few months of his life, nearly all the original pilot's he started his career with were already dead, he was pretty jaded, he left a letter to his adjutant to be opened if he failed to return, it curtly just passed command of his unit to another pilot.
What's NOT to like about this guy? I've read a lot, (and watched a few videos, like this one , WHICH WAS GREAT by the way!) about the Red Baron, and he really was quite a personality! I wish more people would study history and historical figures (especially having to do with war) so they'd have a better understanding. What's sad, is that it's the bankers, politicians and greedy, industrial war complex, that starts and perpetuates wars, for their own gain, while young people (yes, sorry, mostly young MEN) are the ones who do all the fighting and dying!
FRY-hair. ZOY-mer. Why do you Brits not learn to pronounce German correctly? Come to think of it, why can't you pronounce English properly? Or drive on the correct side of the road? Or cook? Or breed good-looking people?
Mark M the food I agree with, as for pronunciation, not all British people are this bad.
As for driving, it would be better if the entire world drove on the left, I wish we did. It makes much more biological sense.
WW1 was unlike the wars that caught our curiosity afterwards. There was no “bad guy”, it wasn’t a fight against evil. All who perpetuated the war had selfish motivations for pursuing it, and all those who fought either were unwilling enlistees or overly patriotic young men. Thats why in reflection we see an era of chivalry amongst these men that transcends typical reason. Quite simply, it wasn’t personal.
Why is the video called "the real red baron"? It's just a compilation of some facts about him. It's neither revealing a different person behind those facts, nor am I aware of a fake red baron. I'm not complaining, I'm just interested in understanding what's the difference to the common knowledge (like wikipedia entry).
Recently, my father began researching our family origins. As it turns out, my great-great-grandfather was a part of an Australian squad who took part in the shooting down of the Red-Baron.
We've even managed to obtain his helmet and the gas mask he used. It's very cool stuff!
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Connect your device to your computer over USB.
Start the device in fastboot mode with one of the following methods:
Using the adb tool: With the device powered on, execute:
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If you are updating an older device, run this command:
The target device will show you a confirmation screen. (This erases all data on the target device.)
See Unlocking the bootloader for more detailed instructions.
Open a terminal and navigate to the unzipped system image directory.