Author(s): Captain W. E. Johns
Young Adult | No Category
Desperate chances! Biggles battles through the First World War, honing his flying skills in terrifying battles against the finest fighters the enemy can supply. But not all his adventures take place in the air, and not all of them are deadly serious. Even in the bitter environment of war, the men of 266 Squadron find time to share some laughs as their friendships strengthen, ready for the thrill of next deadly aerial combat. Join cult hero and flying ace, Squadron Leader James Biggles worth on another action packed adventure!
Reissued with a stunning new cover, this is the perfect introduction to this classic adventure series for new readers.
Captain W. E. Johns was born in Hertfordshire in 1893. He flew with the Royal Flying Corps in the First World War and made a daring escape from a German prison camp in 1918. Between the wars he edited Flying and Popular Flying and became a writer for the Ministry of Defence. The First Biggles story, Biggles the Camels are Coming was published in 1932, and W. E. Johns went on to write a staggering 102 Biggles titles before his death in 1968.