1st ed., 1997. Xi + 308 pp., photo-plates + 2 ill-maps. D.j., 24 x 16cm. Owner's signature, numeral stamp & date o/w Nr.FINE. Hailed as The definitive biography of Lieutenant Colonel William Barker, this is an honest and meticulously researched account of the relatively forgotten Canadian war hero. Barker held the VC, DSO and Bar, the MC and two Bars, the Croix-de-Guerre, two Italian Silver Medals for Valour and three Mentions-in-Despatches, and he also had 50 Great War victories in the air to his credit. The author set out to discover why Barker's remarkable achievements had been forgotten, or overlooked, compared to Billy Bishop. In doing so he revealed many mysteries, and laid to rest many mistruths about William Barker.