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The Red Baron
Snoopy vs The Red Baron
Looking for Snoopy and the Red Baron, the World War I Flying Ace, the Red Baron from Peanuts or maybe even the Red Baron song?
Come along Peanuts gang fans as we travel with Snoopy aboard his Sopwith Camel as the famous WWI Flying Ace prepares to do battle against the dreaded Red Baron!
As Charlie Brown might say to Snoopy, "Oh, good grief!"
Snoopy WWI Flying Ace
The Red Baron, World War 1 Flying Ace
One of Snoopy's most famous alter-egos is the World War I Flying Ace (first appearance, October 10, 1965), often seen battling his arch-enemy, Manfred von Richthofen, the Red Baron. When assuming this personality, Snoopy dons goggles, a flying helmet and a scarf and climbs on top of his doghouse which he claims is a Sopwith Camel.
The Red Baron, like other adult figures in Peanuts, was never drawn in a strip; his presence was indicated through the bullet holes that would riddle the doghouse, and Snoopy's fist-shaking and cries of "Curse you Red Baron" while his "Sopwith Camel" doghouse plummeted to earth trailing smoke. In I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown, Charlie Brown's sister Sally Brown jumps on the doghouse and flies with Snoopy.
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Snoopy vs Red Baron Song - Red Baron song, Red Baron mp3, Peanuts theme song
Click the image to the left to listen to or download the Red Baron song as well as the Peanuts theme song!
Snoopy Red Baron Song - Lyrics
Snoopy Red Baron lyrics
After the turn of the century
In the clear blue skies over Germany
Came a roar and a thunder man has never heard
Like the screaming sound of a big war bird.
Up in the sky, a man in a plane
Baron Von Richthofen was his name
Eight-y men tried and eight-y men died
Now they're buried together on the country side.
Ten, Twenty, thirty, forty, fifty or more
The bloody Red Baron was rollin' up the score
Eight-y men died trying to end that spree
Of the Bloody Red Baron of Germany.
In the nick of time, a hero arose
A funny looking dog with a big black nose
He flew into the sky to seek revenge
But the Baron shot him down
"Curses, foiled again!"
Now Snoopy had swore that he'd get that man
So he asked the Great Pumpkin for a new battle plan
He challenged the German to a real dog fight
While the Baron was laughing he got him in his sights.
That bloody Red Baron was in a fix
He tried everything but he'd run out of tricks
Snoopy fired once and he fired twice
And that Bloody Red Baron went spin-nin out of sight.
(Chorus x 2)
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History of the Red Baron
Origin of Red Baron
Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen (May 2, 1892 - April 21, 1918), widely known as the Red Baron, was a German fighter pilot with the Imperial German Army Air Service (LuftstreitkrÃ¤fte) during World War I. He is considered the ace-of-aces of that war, being officially credited with 80 air combat victories, more than any other pilot.
Originally a cavalryman, Richthofen transferred to the Air Service in 1915, becoming one of the first members of Jasta 2 in 1916. He quickly distinguished himself as a fighter pilot, and during 1917 became leader of Jasta 11 and then the larger unit Jagdgeschwader 1 (better known as the "Flying Circus"). By 1918 he was regarded as a national hero.
Richthofen was shot down and killed near Amiens on April 21, 1918. There has been considerable discussion and debate regarding aspects of his career, especially the circumstances of his death.
He remains very possibly the most widely known fighter pilot of all, and has been the subject of many books and films.