Barker VC : The Classic Story of a Legendary First World War Hero

By: Ralph, Wayne

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Unread, unmarked. 16 pages of b&w photographs. Lieutenant Colonel William Barker was arguably, Canada's greatest war hero. He had fifty WWI air victories, alone. He was the holder of the prestigious 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. When Barker died in an air crash in March of 1930, his state funeral was the largest in the history of Toronto, with a procession two miles long, with 2000 uniformed men as escort, and 50,000 spectators.Barker, VC uncovers the mysteries surrounding Barker and his slip into obscurity. It places the great Canadian hero in his proper historical contest, allowing him, once again, to achieve his proper stature. Author Wayne Ralph has made it his mission to unearth the secrets regarding Lt. Col. Barker, taking what he calls a "five year emotional journey." His meticulous research will put to rest the many myths concerning Barker. ; 308 pages

Title: Barker VC : The Classic Story of a Legendary First World War Hero

Author Name: Ralph, Wayne

Categories: Aviation WWI, Military,

Publisher: London, Grub Street: 1999

ISBN: 1902304314

ISBN 13: 9781902304311

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Size: 6" x 9"

Seller ID: 5375

Keywords: World War One Wwi 1914 1918 Biography History Mili,