Icons of Aviation History: Albatros D5a

 

The Albatros D series was one of the most widely-produced German aircraft of the First World War, serving for the entire second half of the conflict. Nearly all of Germany’s top air aces, including the Red Baron Manfred von Richthofen, scored the majority of their victories in Albatros D fighters.

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Albatros D5a, on display at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum

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How CBS Smothered the Smothers Brothers

In the late 1960’s, at the height of the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War, and the hippie revolution, the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour became the most controversial show in TV history and, despite winning an Emmy, was abruptly pulled off the air.

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The Smothers Brothers in a 1965 publicity photo

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