Dec 8, 2009

Red Baron's Death Certificate...Found in Poland?

Just like moving a sofa in the living room, it’s easy to forget that Poland was moved 200 km to the west during the last century. And like a sofa, strange things surface when you move an entire country, like the Red Baron’s death certificate.

"Imperial regulations from 1879 required that" a soldier's death be registered at “their last residence before heading to the front...In 1914 Baron Manfred von Richthofen, then a cavalry officer with the 1st Lancers, was stationed in Ostrow Wielkopolski (now in Poland) and gave it as his last official address before going to serve on the eastern front.”

So that's where I left the Wii controller!

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