Billy Bishop: Top Canadian Flying Ace: Top Canadian Flying Ace

Paperback | May 20, 2009

byDan McCaffery

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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.

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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 co...

DAN McCAFFERY is one of Canada's most successful military aviation history writers. He was born in Sarnia, Ontario, where he graduated from the the Journalism Program at Lambton College of Applied Arts and Technology. He worked for the Sarnia Gazette, a weekly newspaper, from 1974 to 1989 as a reporter and later as editor. Since 1989 h...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:May 20, 2009Publisher:James Lorimer & Company Ltd., PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1552774139

ISBN - 13:9781552774137

Appropriate for ages: 11

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Table of Contents

Contents

Prologue

Chapter 1 Early Life

Chapter 2 The Road to War

Chapter 3 Bloody April

Chapter 4 A Hardened Killer

Chapter 5 The Victoria Cross

Chapter 6 Ace of Aces

Chapter 7 Propaganda Symbol

Chapter 8 Last Hurrah

Chapter 9 Adjusting to the Peace

Epilogue

Appendix

Index