Friendly Enemies

Last week interesting facts came to light about the relations between British and German flyers during the War. Captain Thomas J. C. Martyn, British ace, shrewd observer of men and events, former squadron commander at Isle-les-Hameau, and onetime Foreign Editor of TIME, the weekly newsmagazine, was asked to give his opinion on recent despatches from Berlin which stated that Count Manfred von Richthofen, celebrated German flyer, was not shot in the air but killed by caitiff riflemen after he had made a safe landing behind the British lines.

"It is a falsehood," bristled Captain...

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