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Centenary of the death of the Red Baron - Vaux sur Somme

Centenary of the death of the Red Baron - Vaux sur Somme

Saturday 21 April 2018 - 09:00 to 19:00

On 21 April 2018, Manfred von Richthofen, a flying ace of the Great War, set off from the airfield at Cappy, in pursuit of a British aircraft. He soon found himself above Allied lines in the vicinity of Vaux-sur-Somme. Hit in the chest by a bullet, he managed to land at Vaux-sur-Somme before dying of his wounds. He was buried the next day by the Australians with full military honours at Bertangles.


9am: Commemorative walk from Le Hamel to Vaux-sur-Somme. Please ring +33(0)6 18 14 21 10 to register
From 10am to 2pm on the village sqaure: presentation of the replica of Von Richthofen's Fokker DR1 by the Digger-cote 160 Association
6pm - village hall: Documentary by Peter Moers entitled The Red Baron, Manfred von Richtofen           
7pm - village hall: Film entitled The Red Baron by Roger Corman

Free admission to each of these events

For more information, please visit www.valdesomme-tourisme.com

+33 (0)3 22 96 95 76
Venue of event: 
Place du village
Rue du Calvaire