Lieutenant Colonel Billy Bishop's autobiography has long been one of the classics of aviation literature, and this re-issue,...

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WINGED WARFARE

Lieutenant Colonel Billy Bishop's autobiography has long been one of the classics of aviation literature, and this re-issue, embellished by an appendix containing sketches of and data on World War I aircraft, and enhanced by an introduction and notes by Stanley M. Ulanoff, should be welcome in the military and aviation-buff market. Primary emphasis in Bishop's narrative, naturally, is on his war experiences; he was the most famous, if not the first, of the ""aces,"" and is credited with seventy-two victories during his stint as the star pilot of Canada's Royal Flying Corps in 1914-1918. His colorful--not to say flamboyant--personality, and the flair with which he records his combat experiences have made of Bishop a legend, and will make of Winged Warfare some excellent reading for old fans who ""remember when"" as well as for younger readers with a taste for fairly exciting true adventure.

Pub Date: Aug. 18, 1967

ISBN: 1178384160

Page Count: -

Publisher: Doubleday

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1, 1967