AN ORIGINAL Full Page (16" X 11 1/4") from the ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS dated May 25th 1918 of a drawing from material supplied by an Eye Witness of the great German Ace Flyer (The Red Baron) VON RICHTOFEN 'S Last Fight. Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen (2 May 1892 21 April 1918), also known as the "Red Baron", was a fighter pilot with the German Air Force during World War I. He is considered the ace-of-aces of the war, being officially credited with 80 air combat victories. World War I, or THE GREAT WAR, was an extremely bloody war that engulfed Europe from 1914 to 1919, with huge losses of life and little ground lost or won. Fought mostly by soldiers in trenches, World War I saw an estimated 10 million military deaths and another 20 million wounded. While many hoped that World War I would be "the war to end all wars," in actuality, the concluding peace treaty set the stage for World War II. The 100 years centenary of World War One will be commemorated in 2014.
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