Amazing Airmen: Canadian Flyers in World War Two by Ian Darling

By Ian Darling

Canadian and British airmen engaged in fierce and lethal battles within the skies over Europe through the moment global struggle. those that survived frequently needed to triumph over fabulous hindrances to take action -- dodging bullets and German troops, escaping from burning planes and enduring pressured marches in the event that they turned prisoners.

In one tale, a tail gunner from Montreal survived regardless of being subconscious whilst blown out of his bomber. one other tale describes how the group of a navigator from Ottawa used chewing gum to fill holes of their airplane. And one other tells how a pilot from northern Ontario parachuted out of his aircraft and have become the objective of a German machine-gunner, yet inside hours one hundred twenty Germans surrendered to him.

These painstakingly researched tales will assist you to believe what now-aging veterans persisted once they have been younger males within the air conflict opposed to Nazi Germany.

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Hunter’s appointment as chief â•›justice provoked Martin into an extraordinary campaign of disrespect and insubordination that became one of the legends of the BC bar. Martin appears to have been principally at fault, and his general behaviour so irritated the Vancouver bar that in 1908 leading members petitioned Ottawa to have him removed from the bench — something only a joint resolution of Parliament could have achieved. Martin may have characterized the petition to the federal government as an attack by the old Conservative-dominated bar on a new Liberal appointee, for in the end no changes were made.

In an era when judicial appointments were for life, seven died in office, against just three who chose retirement. Their average age on leaving the court, whether by death or retirement, was about seventy-one. Two factors that stand out clearly about these early appeal court judges is the overwhelming importance of political affiliation and the lack of weight given to prior judicial experience in selection for the appeal bench — only two were sitting judges, both at the Supreme Court of British Columbia.

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