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Air Aces

The Lives and Times of Twelve Canadian Fighter Pilots

By Dan McCaffery

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From the First World War to the Korean War, Canada has produced "knights of the air" whose remarkable achievements are registered in their tally of aerial combat "kills". Billy Bishop was the most famous, but there were others who were just as skilled and ruthless.
In Air Aces, Dan McCaffery tells the stories of a dozen Canadian "aces." These men, drawn from very different backgrounds, had much in common: each was immensely brave, had a powerful killer instinct, and was very, very good at his "profession." Many were also extraordinary characters, colourful swashbucklers whose skills as pilots were matched only by their flair for the dramatic.
A thoughtful account of the nature of war and wartime heroism, Air Aces examines the popular figure of the fighter ace as it emerges in the First World War, and wanes before the carnage of later conflicts.

"McCaffery thrills and excites while at the same time teaching us so much more than we ever knew about our own and ourselves. You don't have to ben an air enthusiast to enjoy this one, just Canadian."

- Chronicle Herald

"The narrative punch is fast and hard."

- Charles Lillard Victoria Times-Colonist

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 234 pages
Publication Date: 1st January 1990
ISBN: 9781550283211
Format: 9in x 6in
Black and white photographs

BISAC Code:  HIS027130, TRA002010
Imprint: Lorimer


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