100 years ago this month, an aerial battle took place which has passed into legend. The story of two pilots whose flight paths literally crossed over the battlefield, Canadian Arthur Roy Brown and Manfred von Richtofen, the Red Knight of Germany. Aviation commentator Dan Patterson has the story.
This is the story of Manfred and Roy, two pilots from different backgrounds. One was the son of an elite German military family; the other was a middle class young man who enlisted when the British Empire went to war.