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The Resource The making of Billy Bishop : the First World War exploits of Billy Bishop, VC, Brereton Greenhous, (electronic resource)

The making of Billy Bishop : the First World War exploits of Billy Bishop, VC, Brereton Greenhous, (electronic resource)

Label
The making of Billy Bishop : the First World War exploits of Billy Bishop, VC
Title
The making of Billy Bishop
Title remainder
the First World War exploits of Billy Bishop, VC
Statement of responsibility
Brereton Greenhous
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It's a war story that is told every time the career of Billy Bishop is discussed: On June 2, 1917, the young pilot single-handedly took out a German airfield in an early morning raid at the height of the Great War. For this, he was awarded the Victoria Cross, and a place in Canadian history. And yet, the attack never happened. In this explosive new biography, Brereton Greehous exposes the myth of Billy Bishop. While his bravery never comes into question (Bishop was as courageous as any of the men who risked their lives in those early warplanes) his credibility as a storyteller does. From exagger
Action
digitized
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1929-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Greenhous, Brereton
Dewey number
  • 940.4/4/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bishop, William Avery
  • Great Britain
  • Bishop, William Avery
  • Grande-Bretagne
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Fighter pilots
Label
The making of Billy Bishop : the First World War exploits of Billy Bishop, VC, Brereton Greenhous, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-224) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1 -- "The Greatest Game in the World"; Chapter 2 -- A Pilot at the Front; Chapter 3 -- Tricks of the Trade; Chapter 4 -- Flight of Fancy; Chapter 5 -- Flying High; Chapter 6 -- A Statistical Interlude; Chapter 7 -- "I Have Never Been So Furious in My Life"; Epilogue; Appendix -- Bishop's Citations for British Decorations; Endnotes; Publisher's Afterword; Index
Control code
ocm70717650
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781550023909
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)70717650
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The making of Billy Bishop : the First World War exploits of Billy Bishop, VC, Brereton Greenhous, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-224) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1 -- "The Greatest Game in the World"; Chapter 2 -- A Pilot at the Front; Chapter 3 -- Tricks of the Trade; Chapter 4 -- Flight of Fancy; Chapter 5 -- Flying High; Chapter 6 -- A Statistical Interlude; Chapter 7 -- "I Have Never Been So Furious in My Life"; Epilogue; Appendix -- Bishop's Citations for British Decorations; Endnotes; Publisher's Afterword; Index
Control code
ocm70717650
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781550023909
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)70717650
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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