The Official Lyric Video for The Red Baron by Sabaton from the album The Great War. ➞ SUBSCRIBE for more Sabaton: http://smarturl.it/SabatonYouTube ➞ MERCHANDISE Official Store: https://sabat.one/ytdshop► Spotify: This is Sabaton: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/37i9dQZF1DX99A2f2lNH9g?si=OX3cXWFET0yMYxt0Pnb5VQ ► Apple Music: Sabaton Essentials: https://geo.music.apple.com/us/playlist/sabaton-essentials/pl.fc884049769d40c89d910887a34bbd15?itsct=music_box&itscg=30200&at=1010l35iz&ct=sabaton_essentials&app=music&ls=1Listen to the The Great War album: https://music.sabaton.net/TheGreatWar========== Follow SABATON ==========• Facebook: http://smarturl.it/SabatonFacebook• Twitter: http://smarturl.it/SabatonTwitter• Instagram: http://smarturl.it/SabatonInstagram• Spotify: http://smarturl.it/SabatonSpotify• Apple Music: https://sabat.one/AppleMusicSabaton• YouTube: http://smarturl.it/SabatonYouTube• Website: https://www.sabaton.net• Official Store: https://sabat.one/ytdshop• Facebook (Sabaton Store): https://smarturl.it/SabatonStoreFacebook• Instagram (Sabaton Store): https://smarturl.it/SabatonStoreInstaSabaton History: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaG4CBbZih6nLzD08bTBGfw========== HISTORIC FACT ==========Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen, better known as the “Red Baron” was a fighter pilot with the German Air Service and was considered the ace-of-aces during World War I with 80 confirmed allied kills to his name.Originally a cavalryman, Richthofen transferred to the Air Service in 1915, became a member of Jagdstaffel 2 in 1916, and subsequently earned himself the Pour le Mérite in January of 1917 after his 16th confirmed air combat kill, the highest military honor in Germany at the time. That same month, he assumed command of Jagdstaffel 11 where he first painted his plane red becoming known among the Germans as Der Rote Kampfflieger (The Red Fighter Pilot). This led to the rest of his squadron also painting their planes some variation of red and eventually other Jagdstaffels adopted their own unique squadron colors.Richthofen led his new squadron to unparalleled success, peaking during “Bloody April” 1917 where he shot down 22 British aircraft, including 4 in a single day, and by the end of the month the British had lost 245 aircraft compared to the 66 German losses. In June Richthofen became the commander of Jagdgeschwader 1 the newly formed larger fighter wing comprised of Jagdstaffels 4, 6, 10, and 11, which would become widely known as “The Flying Circus” due to the wing’s brightly colored aircraft and mobility.On the 21st of April 1918, at the age of 25, in the skies over Morlancourt Ridge, Richthofen was fatally struck by a single British .303 round in the right side of his torso and through his heart while saving his cousin Lt. Wolfram von Richthofen from pursuing Canadian pilot Lieutenant Wilfrid "Wop" May, and in the last seconds of his life successfully managed to land his plane in a nearby field before succumbing to his wound.“Fight on and fly on to the last drop of blood and the last drop of fuel, to the last beat of the heart.” – Manfred von Richthofen========= The Red Baron LYRICS =========Man and machine and nothing there in betweenA flying circus and a man from PrussiaThe sky and a plane, this man commands his domainThe western front and all the way to RussiaDeath from above, you’re under fireStained red as blood, he’s roaming higherBorn a soldier from the horseback to the skiesThat’s where the legend will ariseAnd he’s flyingHigher, the king of the skyHe’s flying too fast and he’s flying too highHigher, an eye for an eyeThe legend will never dieFirst to the scene he is a lethal machineIt’s bloody April and the tide is turningFire at will it is the thrill of the killFour in a day shot down with engines burningEmbrace the fame, red squadron leaderCall out his name Rote KampffliegerIn the game to win, a gambler rolls the dice80 allies paid the priceHigher!Higher, the king of the skyHe’s flying too fast and he’s flying too highHe’s flying higher, an eye for an eyeThe legend will never dieHigher!Born a soldier, from the horseback to the skiesAnd the legend never diesAnd he’s flyingAnd he’s flyingAnd he’s flying==========================================Recorded and mixed at Black Lounge studios by Jonas Kjellgren.Mastered by Maor Appelbaum at Maor Appelbaum Mastering - Los Angels -CA -USA www.maorappelbaum.com.==========================================Sabaton is a registered and protected trademark.