With his good looks, aristocratic background and an impressive 80 combat victories in the skies of the First World War, Manfred von Richthofen – or the Red Baron – was Germany’s first real media star and a legend that would come to be admired all over the world.
But a lot of stories about the „knight of the air“ was sheer war propaganda. Even Hitler friend Herman Göring faked Richthofen`s legacies what is proved by previously unpublished documents.
52 min. ZDFzeitgeschehen, ZDF/arte