Repatriation funeral and burial of German flying ace Baron Manfred von Richthofen (the Red Baron).
Berlin Germany Date:1925, December 8 Duration:5 min 20 sec Sound:NO SOUND
German funeral and reburial of German flying ace Baron Manfred von Richthofen, seven years after his death. (His body had been originally buried in France, first in Bertangles and later in Fricourt). German soldiers march led by a band. The horse-drawn coffin escorted to the Invalidenfriedhof Cemetery in Berlin. Dignitaries walking during the procession. Honor Guard fires gun salute. Clergy and honored guests performing graveside ceremony. General Paul von Hindenburg is seen along with many Pour le Mérite aces (also known as the Blue Max or Blauer Max), including Bäumer, Loerzer, Boenick, Bolle, and others carrying Richthofen's coffin. Also seen at 1:44 is Manfred von Richthofen's mother, Kunigunde Freifrau von Richthofen walking beside her youngest son (Manfred's youngest brother) Bolko von Richthofen (Karl Bolko Freiherr von Richthofen). Bolko had recovered the body from Fricourt and repatriated the remains.
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