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Billy Bishop: Top Canadian Flying Ace

Billy Bishop: Top Canadian Flying Ace    
Format Softcover
Catalogue No. 978-1-55277-413-7
Pages 112
Language English only
Price $9.95
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Written by Don McCaffery.
Published by James Lorimer & Company Ltd., 2009.


Billy Bishop was the top Canadian flying ace in the First World War, credited officially with a record-breaking 75 victories. He was a highly skilled pilot and an accurate shot. Bishop went from being the most decorated war hero in Canadian history to a crusader for peace, writing the book Winged Peace, which supported international control of global air power.

While some historians feel that authorities upgraded Bishop's claims to improve morale, author Dan McCaffery presents the true life and accomplishments of Bishop through information he gathered from interviews and archival sources.

Table of Contents:
  • Prologue
  • Early Life
  • The Road to War
  • Bloody April
  • A Hardened Killer
  • The Victoria Cross
  • Ace of Aces
  • Propaganda Symbol
  • Last Hurrah
  • Adjusting to the Peace
  • Epilogue
  • Appendix
  • Index
Dan McCaffery is one of Canada's most successful military aviation history writers. He has won three Canadian News Awards, two Ontario News Awards and a Western Ontario News Award.

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