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William Barker, VC

The Life, Death and Legend of Canada"s Most Decorated War Hero

by Wayne Ralph

  • 206 Want to read
  • 23 Currently reading

Published by Wiley .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • History,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • History: World,
  • Canada,
  • Military,
  • Military - Aviation,
  • Military - World War I,
  • History / General,
  • Canada - General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages256
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10296368M
    ISBN 100470839678
    ISBN 109780470839676

    A True Canadian Hero! William Barker is Canada's most-decorated Great War hero. Born in Dauphin, Manitoba on Nov. 3, , he wracked up a total of 50 victories on the Italian and Western fronts. Barker VC: William Barker, Canada's most decorated war hero. [Wayne Ralph] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Book: All Authors / Contributors: Wayne Ralph. Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number:

    When William Barker died in an air crash in March his state funeral was the largest in the history of Toronto. He was a war hero and holder of the Victoria Cross, the DSO and Bar, the MC and two Bars, the Croix-de-Guerre, two Italian Silver Medals for Valour and three Mentions-in-Despatches. “They damn nearly did it for me”: The story of William Barker, VC Wing Commander William Barker with his Sopwith Camel, B According to author Wayne Ralph, this aircraft has been declared by British aviation historians to be the most successful fighting aircraft in Royal Air Force history.

    Discover artworks, explore venues and meet artists. Art UK is the online home for every public collection in the UK. Featuring , artworks by o artists. He went into business with William Barker, a fellow Victoria Cross winner, and created Bishop-Barker Aeroplanes Limited, which provided passenger flights from Toronto to Ontario’s Muskoka Lakes. The company came to an end following a mishap at an aerobatics show at the Canadian National Exhibition grounds and after Bishop later experienced a.


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William Barker VC - The Life, Death & Legend of Canada's Most Decorated War Hero- ISBN - was one of The Globe & Mail's William Barker Books of the Year" and received the McWilliams Medal of the Manitoba Historical Society.

It has sold ab copies worldwide. WILLIAM BARKER VC is a pleasure to read; Ralph is an exceptionally talented writer. The book itself is a reprint of Ralph's book BARKER VC and is an engagingly-written, insightful and sympathetic account not only of one hell of a combat pilot but also a complex human being with problems and failings like everyone else.5/5(2).

When William Barker died in an air crash in March his state funeral was the largest in the history of Toronto. He was a war hero and holder of the Victoria Cross, the DSO and Bar, the MC and two Bars, the Croix-de-Guerre, two VC book Silver Medals for Valour and three Mentions-in-Despatches/5.

William Barker VC - The Life, Death & Legend of Canada's Most Decorated War Hero - ISBN - was one of The Globe & Mail's "Notable Books of the Year" and received the McWilliams Medal of the Manitoba Historical Society. It has sold ab copies worldwide.

His name may not ring many bells today, but Lt. Col. William George Barker, VC, was "the greatest fighter pilot that ever lived," according to Canada's better-known Ace, Billy Bishop. To this day, Barker - a Manitoba farm boy - remains Canada's most decorated soldier, and his untimely demise at age 34 remains a mystery.

The John Wiley edition of the William Barker VC biography is a 10th anniversary redesign with new, previously unpublished photography. It is a handsomely produced, over-sized 10' by 11', and a matched volume to the author's other book, Aces, Warriors & Wingmen.5/5(5).

The author felt the need to address Barker's obscurity. In true Wayne Ralph style, he brings to life the country that was Canada in the early 20th century through this compelling story. This new illustrated edition celebrates Canada's most decorated WWI combatant. The exploits of William Barker, VC, DSO, MC merit lasting publication.5/5(4).

[This biography is based on the author’s book Barker VC: William Barker, Canada’s most decorated war hero (London and Toronto, ), which contains an exhaustive list of the documentation consulted: military files in the archives of Great Britain, Canada, and the United States, personal papers, logbooks, monographs, newspaper and magazine.

Canadian pilot William Barker won a VC for his actions on 27 October Barker was born in Dauphin, Manitoba. He became the top-scoring ace on the Italian Front, with a tally of 52, and Canada’s most highly decorated soldier, receiving twelve awards for gallantry in : History Hit.

WILLIAM BARKER VC is a pleasure to read; Ralph is an exceptionally talented writer. The book itself is a reprint of Ralph's book BARKER VC and is an engagingly-written, insightful and sympathetic account not only of one hell of a combat pilot but also a complex human being with problems and failings like everyone else.5/5.

William Barker VC The Life, Death & Legend of Canada's Most Decorated War Hero (Book): Ralph, Wayne: A True Canadian Hero William Barker is Canada's most-decorated Great War hero. Born in Dauphin, Manitoba on Nov.

3,he wracked up a total. William Barker, in full William George Barker, (born November 3,Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada—died MaRockcliffe, Ottawa, Ontario), Canadian World War I fighter pilot who was the most-decorated war hero in Canadian history. The eldest son of a farmer who was also a blacksmith and sawmill operator, Barker grew up on the frontier in Manitoba, where he became proficient at.

William George Barker Victoria Cross 27 October - Duration: Edward Walshe views. Queen hosts reception for Victoria Cross heroes - Duration: One hundred years ago, on OctoWing Commander William Barker fought the aerial engagement that resulted in his being awarded the Victoria Cross.

He was badly wounded and shot down during the battle – which took place only 15 days before the end of the First World War.

William George Barker () was born in Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada on 3rd Novemberand his childhood was spent in the great outdoors, giving in a wide experience of outdoor pursuits such as horse riding and marksmanship with both pistol and rifle.

Barker’s medal group comprising of VC, DSO and Bar, MC and Two Bars, Star. Mississauga, Ontario: John Wiley & Sons Canada Ltd., (A previous edition of essentially the same work was published in Barker VC: William Barker, Canada's Most Decorated War Hero.) My narrative is based on this book and other written sources but is.

Barker VC: William Barker, Canada's Most Decorated War Hero by Ralph, Wayne A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and.

Reads Download Books BARKER VC The Life Death and Legend of Canada's Most Decorated War Hero Ebook New E-Books. Report. Browse more videos. William Barker was born in a log cabin near Dothan Manitoba in - four with the outbreak of World War One Barker stepped up to service country he volunteered and transmitted to Europe with the Canadian Expeditionary Force as a member of the First Canadian Mounted Rifles, though he served in the trenches for several months, his eyes look ever skyward and he longed to be an airman.

William Barker VC People. Like I said mate, witnessed by AA - they did their best to confirm the claims of pilots fighting just over the German side.I'm sure someone else can be more specific.

There is a book on Barker, those details must be there. Victoria Cross (VC) Capt. (A./Major) William George Barker, D.S.O., M.C., No. Sqn., R.A. Force. On the morning of the 27th October,this officer observed an enemy two-seater over the Fôret de Mormal.

He attacked this machine, and after a short burst it broke up in the air.William George Barker (–), Canadian Victoria Cross recipient and World War I flying ace William Gibbs Barker (c. –), English clergyman and genealogist William Higgs Barker (–), English Hebraist.Wayne Ralph is the author of Aces, Warriors & Wingmen ( avg rating, 14 ratings, 2 reviews, published ), Barker, VC ( avg rating, 18 ratings, /5(5).