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By Paul Rempe,Paul L. Rempe

Twenty-one-year-old Leonhard Rempe volunteered to serve Germany in 1914. by the point international warfare One ended, he had visible motion on either significant fronts, witnessed the battle from the again of a horse and the cockpit of airplane, and gathered one of many extra certain documents of an individual within the Kaiser’s military. From German Cavalry Officer to Reconnaissance Pilot is his notable story.

Rempe at the start served as a cavalryman within the thirty fifth (1st West Prussian) box Artillery of the XX Armee-Korps, scuffling with in different bloody and important battles opposed to the Russians at the jap entrance. In 1916, he exchanged his spurs for the cockpit and transferred to the Western entrance. Flying especially outfitted planes for reconnaissance paintings was once risky responsibility, yet Rempe relished his time within the open cockpits, flying at altitudes low and high to supply special intelligence info for the German military. He met and knew a few of the pilots who flew in either fighter and reconnaissance planes, together with Manfred von Richthoven—the purple Baron. not like such a lot of of his fellow pilots, Rempe survived a number of crashes, and used to be shot down over Reims, France, in March of 1918.

At war’s finish, Rempe lower back to a defeated Germany in the middle of turmoil and revolution and served in brief in a Freikorps (Free Corps) regiment devoted to protecting the hot executive in Weimar opposed to German Communists. looking a brand new starting, he arrived at Ellis Island within the spring of 1923 to begin his lifestyles as an American. He introduced with him flight stories, different miscellaneous files, and ratings of exceptional pictures documenting his wartime provider, such a lot of that are released right here for the 1st time. in the course of 1956, the final yr of his lifestyles, Rempe penned a quick memoir of his global battle One provider which, including the photographic list, types the foundation of From German Cavalry Officer to Reconnaissance Pilot.

Using fundamental and secondary assets Dr. Paul Rempe presents perception into the bleak realities of Leonhard’s conflict whereas his father’s personal memoir remembers his exact comradeship along with his fellow infantrymen and airmen. From German Cavalry Officer to Reconnaissance Pilot provides considerably to the turning out to be literature of the 1st global warfare, and paints a distinct and compelling portrait of a tender German stuck up within the lethal jaws of mass industrialized war.

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