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A. Fokker films: von Richthofen’s “Flying Circus”, WWI aces

Various locations and dates, probably N. France and Belgium, between Autumn 1916 to September 1918. Contains activities of Jagdgeschwader 1 (the Red Baron’s “Flying Circus”), comprising Jagdstaffel (Jasta) 4, 6, 10, 11, which was commanded by Manfred von Richthofen (MvR) until his death April 21, 1918 in a Fokker Dr.1. Hermann Goering became CO of

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Ernst “Putzi” Hanfstaengl

Ernst “Putzi” Hanfstaengl was an early confidant of Hitler but fell increasingly out of favor after Hitler’s assumption of power. In 1937 Hitler ordered Hanfstaengl to parachute over Spain and act as an agent for Franco in the Spanish Civil War. Hanfstaengl feared this was really a plot on his life and, in his telling,

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Hitler’s butler’s home movies; maiden voyage of KdF ship “Robert Ley”

Some events are early 1939. Amateur films of Hitler’s major domo – “Hausintendant” Arthur Kannenberg. Landscape. Kannenberg with chimney sweeps in front of shop. Landscape – Bavaria or Austria. 01:03:26 to 01:03:45 Kannenberg in civilian clothes, in front of small unit of men, with officer. Swans, pond. Civilians including Adolf Galland fish from stone bridge.

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