Lone Hawk:the Story of Air Ace Billy Bishop

Lone Hawk the Story of Air Ace Billy Bishop Canada s greatest war hero brought vividly to lifeAs a boy Billy Bishop was a crack shot he had a sharp eye and great aim Nearly flunking out of Royal Military College in Kingston he eagerly signed

  • Title: Lone Hawk:the Story of Air Ace Billy Bishop
  • Author: John Lang
  • ISBN: 9780143174660
  • Page: 376
  • Format: Paperback
  • Canada s greatest war hero brought vividly to lifeAs a boy, Billy Bishop was a crack shot he had a sharp eye and great aim Nearly flunking out of Royal Military College in Kingston, he eagerly signed up for duty when the First World War broke out Sent first to England, Bishop discovered his true love the Royal Flying Corps Up in the air, the fighting may have been cCanada s greatest war hero brought vividly to lifeAs a boy, Billy Bishop was a crack shot he had a sharp eye and great aim Nearly flunking out of Royal Military College in Kingston, he eagerly signed up for duty when the First World War broke out Sent first to England, Bishop discovered his true love the Royal Flying Corps Up in the air, the fighting may have been cleaner no trenches, no mud, no mustard gas but it was extremely dangerous and difficult In fact, most fighter pilots in the First World War would not shoot down even a single plane.Bishop soon proved himself to be a fighter pilot with an unerring instinct for aerial combat He practiced relentlessly and would never land his plane before firing off every bullet, diving on targets he d set up beforehand The practice paid off Bishop racked up seventy two officially confirmed victories and was awarded every major medal, including the Victoria Cross By the end of the war, he was considered so valuable as a symbol of the war effort that Canadian authorities insisted he be grounded his loss would have been devastating to all Canadians.In this exciting new graphic novel, author and illustrator John Lang has unforgettably recreated Bishop s exciting wartime experiences.

    One thought on “Lone Hawk:the Story of Air Ace Billy Bishop”

    1. Reason for Reading: When I was looking up `Hyena in Petticoats' I found this book which belongs to the same publisher`s series, though I can find no name for the series or other books. These two books are obviously matching volumes though.Before reading this book I knew who Billy Bishop was, but I didn't know anything about him. I could have given a one sentence description that covered the basics and that was all. I found this graphic biography to be very entertaining and informational. Of cour [...]

    2. Billy Bishop is one of Canada's greatest heroes. This is his story, told through the illustrations of John Lang. We enter in to Billy's world, and see the pivotal events in his life that change him into one of the most successful fighter pilots ever.I picked up this book because I wanted to know more about Billy Bishop, and this book gave an accessible way to do just that.I finished the book because it was interesting to see the war from Billy's point of view.I would recommend this to Markus. I [...]

    3. I liked this. A fairly well told and well illustrated graphic novel story of Billy Bishop - Canada's most famous fighter pilot of the Great War - and, I think, third highest scoring ace. (That might be third highest Commonwealth ace. I can't quite remember).

    4. Read for upcoming review in Quill & Quire. Engaging and educational look at the life of Air Ace Billy Bishop.

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