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Showtime at the Circus by Stan Stokes.- Aviation Prints UK
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Showtime at the Circus by Stan Stokes.


Showtime at the Circus by Stan Stokes.

Born in Prussia to wealthy aristocratic parents, Manfred F. von Richtofen, The Red Baron, was to become the top ace of World War I, with 80 confirmed kills, and probably another 40-50 which took place over enemy lines and could not be confirmed. Richtofen was originally a cavalry officer, but with great persistence he was transferred to the air arm. After a brief period on the eastern front Richtofen was transferred to the western front in August 1915. His first confirmed victory was recorded in September 1916 and by November he recorded eleven kills, including Major L. Hawker, the top British fighter pilot at that point in time. With his keen reflexes and eyesight he quickly ascended, and by June 1917 Richtofen took control of a unit near Coutrai. This unit became known as Richtofens Circus. By July the ringmaster had his fifty-seventh victim. Despite his successes Richtofen shunned publicity and became increasingly withdrawn. Richtofen was wounded in combat and spent three weeks in the hospital recuperating. After his return to duty Manfred became a vocal proponent of the Fokker triplane. The bright red paint scheme utilized on one of Richtofens aircraft is what earned him the nickname, The Red Baron. Richtofens brother, Lothar, was also an ace with forty victories to his credit. By April of 1918, aided by Americas entry into the War, Germany was facing overwhelming numbers of enemy aircraft, and many with performance capabilities the equal to, and in some cases superior to, their own. The Germans mounted a final desperate offensive, and on April 21,1918 The Red Baron finally fell victim to the perils of combat. Although there is considerable controversy over the Red Barons demise, it appears that Richtofen was either killed by Captain Arthur Brown, a Canadian flying with the RAF, or was shot down by Australian machine gunners while evading Captain Brown. Richtofen was provided a full military funeral by the Allies, and on the evening following his funeral a single RAF fighter dropped a small package containing photos of the funeral onto the Circus headquarters. By Wars end the Circus was credited with the destruction of 644 aircraft, but 56 of its airmen had been killed, 32 seriously wounded, and 6 captured.
Item Code : STK0023Showtime at the Circus by Stan Stokes. - This Edition
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PRINT Signed limited edition of 4750 prints.

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Print size 16 inches x 11.5 inches (41cm x 30cm) Artist : Stan Stokes£50 Off!
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Showtime at the Circus by Stan Stokes.  (View This Item)
The Brothers Richthofen by Stan Stokes.  (View This Item)
Magnificent Courage by Stan Stokes.  (View This Item)
The Ringmaster by Stan Stokes.  (View This Item)
Manfred Von Richthoffen (The Red Baron) by Tim Fisher.  (View This Item)
Alone in a Winter Sky - Fokker Triplane DR1 by David Pentland.  (View This Item)

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