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by William A. BISHOP

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ISBN: 033025443X
ISBN13: 978-0330254434
Category: History
Subcategory: Military
Author: William A. BISHOP
Language: English
Publisher: Pan; New Ed edition (1978)
Pages: 281 pages
ePUB size: 1639 kb
FB2 size: 1875 kb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 352
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Excellent book.enjoyed reading it,well told story.
Excellent book well written . Shipping was fine recommend vendor and book
Interesting narrative of daily life in a particular phase of WW1. Good insight into how the participants felt and acted.
Very disappointing. I had looked forward to reading this book for some time but I found his recounts repetitive and as and ex Fighter Pilot myself I think he is a bit of a "line shooter".
I did read that his account of his attack on the German airfield for which he was awarded a VC could not be verified in the German records from the First World War which are regarded as being first class. Many of his so called "kills" with very few rounds sound too good to be true and were not witnessed by his Squadron members or confirmed by ground troops. Pity there were no camera guns in those days,

Warmest regards

N K Kemsley
Air Cdre (retd)
This is a realistic autobiography of an ace Canadian pilot who downed over 70 German planes in WWI; he gives a realistic picture of what it was like to be there in person.
A must have book by Billy Bishop. I have not completed reading it, but it is enjoyable so far. It arrived in good condition, a little more warn that advertised but, it's an old copy. No real problems. I would recommend this book and would purchase from seller again.

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After a century the Great War has been examined from all perspectives, achieves have been opened and studied and conclusions drawn but first-person accounts still provide spirit and details of the war in a unique fashion. Such is the value of “Winged Warfare” by Canada’s great flying ace, Billy Bishop. Bishop chronicles his ambition to join the Royal Flying Corps to lift himself out of the mud of the cavalry, the distinction of going up against the red Baron’s Flying Circus, and the techniques of combat. His identification with the British Royal Flying Corps and obvious pride at Canadian exploits give an insight into Canadian national identity of the time.

What I like about this classic is the author’s own description of challenges and thrills of air combat, the details that only a warrior would know and his mental impressions of what he was doing. The writing is that of a pilot, not a skilled author, but even that has its charm. His references to the “Hun” and “Archie” and his constant mentioning of his aeroplane as the “machine” reminds me of my grandfather’s term for his car. Bishop’s explanation of why seeing “an enemy going down in flames is a source of great satisfaction” and the scores he sought to settle provide thought for reflection.

Read newer tomes for the history of the Great War but savor “Winged Warfare” for its spirit.
This is the great story of highly decorated Canadian ace William Avery Bishop from Owen Sound, Ontario. He was officially credited with 72 victories. This is a classic book that should belong to any aviation enthusiast's library. In some ways, Billy Bishop's career paralleled that of Manfred von Richthofen, the "Red Baron". See The Red Fighter Pilot: The Autobiography of the Red Baron for more details and my Listmania List for the Red Baron. They both started out in the cavalry, flew as an observer and then became pilot. Mick Mannock was thought to have outscored Bishop with 73 victories but recent examination of records is now crediting Mannock with only 61 victories. See MANNOCK: The Life and Death of Major Edward Mannock VC, DSO, MC, RAF Bishop's victory tally has been questioned as well. Not all of Bishop's victories were witnessed by other airmen. Regardless of final scores, these books make fascinating and exciting reading and they preserve the fragile history of aerial warfare in it's infancy. Bishop and Mannock were motivated to try to outscore the leading British ace Albert Ball who finished with 44 victories before his untimely death in combat. I highly recommend ALBERT BALL VC: THE FIGHTER PILOT HERO OF WORLD WAR I for more details on his fascinating life. Also, the great ace James McCudden (57 victories) published his memoir which you may find interesting FLYING FURY: Five Years in the Royal Flying Corps. Other sources of interest pertaining to Bishop: Billy Bishop: Canadian Hero and The Making of Billy Bishop: The First World War Exploits of Billy Bishop, VC.