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And does anyone recognise the "abgeschossenen Englander" at about 10.50?

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What on earth do they have on the outer RH wing strut, briefly visible at 2.00? Could it be a movie camera for filming the crew in flight? Indeed it is, because at 2.18 there are some shots from it (and from another aircraft, presumably with a similar arrangement).

I guess the "attack" at 4.05 ish is staged - the observer doesn't seem to have loaded his gun. What is the other aircraft - an FE2? It looks like a pusher....

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And does anyone recognise the "abgeschossenen Englander" at about 10.50?

John - The British officer in the photograph is Lieutenant Algernon Frederick Bird, of No. 46 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. Shortly before the photograph was taken, Lieut. Bird had become the Red Baron's 61st victim and had lived to tell the tale.

Tom

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For completeness Anthony Fokker is seen wearing Lt Bird's flying helmet and coat at the beginning of this sequence. The aircraft is Pup B1795. At the end of film it looks like Herman Goring during his Slim Fast days !

Ian

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Here is Google translation of the film content.

In "wartime pilot on the Western Front" is a compilation In 1940 compiled the Nazi Reich Institute for Film and Image in Science and Teaching from different recordings German Military Aircraft of the First World War. Listed include biplane type "Albatros C" at the start of an airfield, a reconnaissance aircraft of the type "LVG C.II" in action over France, the long-range bombers "Gotha GV" in an attack and a number of fighter pilots on the ground and up in the air.

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Airfield with several sequentially starting biplanes "Albatros C". 1. Between Title: Enlightenment. Picture: A reconnaissance aircraft "LVG C II"; the pilot in the plane; the observer gets in; Begin; The reconnaissance aircraft on the flight through the clouds; and the accompanying Protect plane is visible; the observer makes photographic recordings (Met bomb enemy airfield); Aerial view of the city of Laon; Attack an enemy aircraft and defense by machine-gun fire; Battle grounds with shell craters and ruins; the observer throws a bomb freehand onto an enemy target; Strikes. 2. Interim Title: A bomb attack. Picture: ground staff with bombs against a fighter aircraft; the bombs are brought to the aircraft "Gotha GV"; with another combat aircraft (pusher propeller) the propeller is cranked; Start a fighter aircraft for bombing; Triggering a bomb; Explosion in manufacturing plant; Burning oil tank. 3. Interim Title: fighter pilot. Image: Images of Lieutenant Max Immelmann; Images of Captain Oswald Boelcke; Boelcke gets into his plane; Captain Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen with Hans Klein and Bruno Loerzer among his comrades, including with the aircraft manufacturer Fokker (in civilian clothes); with his dog; with his father; Richthofen goes to his triplane (Fokker Dr I); Richthofen sets out the flyer special clothing as protection against the cold at high altitude to: fur pants, leather jacket and hood; the engine is oiled and then started up; Richthofen with his squadron captains; Start Richthofen; Engine of a downed Englishman; Richthofen counts the strikes on the enemy machine motor; Richthofen downed with the Englishman; Award of Richthofen wounded in front of the front by Kaiser Wilhelm II .; Aviator Lieutenant Hermann Goering with Lieutenant Wolf among his fellow World War II; Goering and Bruno Loerzer, the commanders of Jagdgeschwader I and II; Alarm on an airfield; Flak truck goes into firing position; Start hunting machines "Fokker D VII"; Launch of a captive balloon onwards, observers can save himself with a parachute; four fighter planes on approach; Dogfight between a German and an English machine; Bounce the enemy fighter pilot with a parachute; the enemy machine burns; Landing of the winning aircraft "Albatros CV" (with Hermann Goering).
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