Ian Allan, 1st rev., English ed., 1973. Xvi + 328 pp., photo-plates. D.j., 23 x 15cm. A little light foxing o/w Nr.FINE The famous red triplane of Baron Manfred von Richthofen crashed behind the lines in World War I. In this superb book, based on a complete search of the records and the eye-witness reports of dozens of British, German and American airmen and ground troops who were present that day, the last day and hours of the famous German ace are recreated by a highly qualified historian. Almost twenty years in the writing and including sixteen pages of rare photographs from private collections, this is the definitive account of the most celebrated single episode in the annals of First World War aerial combat.