WWI Postcard of German Ace Red Baron & Brother Lothar

£125.00




A fine condition, original WWI German Postcard of Manfred von Richthofen (aka the Red Baron) and his brother Lothar in their flying uniforms and decorated with Germany’s highest award the ‘Pour le Merite’.
The photograph postcard is printed in a sepia tone and shows the two brothers in a walled garden with leaves on the ground (Autumn). Both of them are in German officer uniforms, with Manfred wearing the stylish Matron jacket, favoured by pilots and Lothar the standard pattern. They both wear the pilot’s badge, the 1st class Iron Cross on their left chest and the Pour le Merite around their necks, better known as the Blue Max.
The postcard has text at the bottom that reads: Rittmeister Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen + Lothar Freiherr von Richthofen. The cross represents that Manfred had died by then.
The maker’s details are: Harry Rothenberg, Breslau – 3003. On the reverse are postcard ink borders.
Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen (1892–1918), known in English as Baron von Richthofen or the Red Baron, was a fighter pilot with the German Air Force during World War I. He is considered the ace-of-aces of the war, being officially credited with 80 air combat victories.
Size: 8.7 x 13.8 cm (3 3/8 x 5 3/8 inches)
Weight: 2g