The burial of German Ace fighter pilot, Manfred Von Richthofen, in France.
France Date:1918, April 22 Duration:1 min 41 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Officers and men of the Australian Flying Corps, who controlled the combat area, in France, where he died, give Ace German pilot, Baron von Richthofen a funeral with full military honors. Six Captains, of their Squadron number 3, serve as pallbearers, and others participate as honor guards. Pallbearers place the flower covered coffin of Richthofen (also known as The Red Baron) on a vehicle for transport to a cemetery at the village of Bertangles, near Amiens, France. There a Priest officiates as the coffin is lowered into the grave. ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) troops assemble in formation and ceremonially position themselves with heads bowed. They then raise their rifles and fire several volleys into the air, in salute to the fallen German aviator. (Reportedly, memorial wreaths were received, for the funeral, from other Allied Flying Squadrons, including one with the words, "To Our Gallant and Worthy Foe"). This was the first of several burials of von Richthofen's remains. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
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