One of my favourite Biggles books because of its unusual setting and premise I get the impression WE Johns wanted to go premise I get the impression WE Johns wanted to go to his roots and tell a war fighting story He didn t know that in ust a couple years Britain would again be at war with Germany so he had to find a reason The blatant message of what those effete foreigners and women in positions of authority need is a Biggles is well blatant Biggles idea of diplomacy is like John Sheppard and Rodney McKay doing diplomacy without Teyla and Elizabeth or even Ronon for a sanity restoring sobering or restraining influence Haven t read one of these books in years great to
get back into them A good story that as usual keeps the suspense back into them A good story that as usual keeps the suspense up to the end it s a reread project Perhaps slightly romantic view but it depicts the sentiment of the interbellum period where the tension of an upcoming is clearly shownOfcourse the idea of such a small group of people forming an airforce against a stronger unscrupulous adversary is humourously absurdStill I would recommend it for anyone liking this genre After time of exotic adventures Biggles puts on a war uniform again not the bitish
"one this time "this time and flies into a web of intriues and international politics I read it in one sitting it was awesomely fast I really enjoyed it As with all Biggles books some of the charm is the simplicity There is black and white and no grey You are rarely left in the doubt about what side each character is on If they have a strong handshake they are good If they have a shifty glance they. The escort fell in on either side of the prisoners and at a word of command the party moved forward Down the corridor it marched and through an open door into a grim looking courtyard Across this it proceeded and came to ,
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another war was swiftly approaching this biggles bookwar Was Swiftly Approaching This Biggles Book First Published In swiftly approaching This Biggles book was first published in less than a year before the outbreak of WWII Again remembering its age it published in less than a year before the outbreak of WWII Again remembering its age it expressed some views that we would now frown upon in this day and age eg when the Maltovian Ambassador tells Biggles that at the moment we have no prince but the sovereign princess Mariana daughter of our late prince administers our little country with ability and affection and Biggles s response is to shake his head sadly and say sexistly You need a man in times like this There is also a very relaxed attitude to smoking because the dangers of them hadn t uite been realised back then it is almost actively encouraged in some places like when they learn that the Ambassador has been captured by the enemy and Biggles calmly suggests that they have a cigarette and see if we can work something out i like the illustrations that accompanied my edition an old paperback Armada Books copy released in 1974 and would have liked of them Overall I feel that the story is well paced keeps the reader interested as evidence by the fact I read it in less than 2 days and evokes a feeling of genuine involvement with the characters and the action For me it had similar tones to a James Bond novel but obviously slightly child friendly Its an easy read and an enjoyable one For my birthday my wife gave me three vintage hardcover Biggles books Biggles Goes to War Biggles and the Black Raider and Biggles Follows OnThis was a very thoughtful gift bec. G His face was pale In the uneasy atmosphere of Europe between the two World Wars Biggles Algy and Ginger are persuaded to defend a small middle European country from an aggressive neighbour backed up by an unnamed Big Powe. .
Are bad So when the world where nothing is black or white is too draining There is the Biggles worldIn this book a representative from an eastern EUROPEAN STATE CONTACTS BIGGLES ASKING HIM state contacts Biggles asking him set up an minimal airforce because a neighbouring state has started moving aggressively It could be modeled on a Baltic state since this is before they were occupied by Russia He s reluctant but when someone tells him not to go well if you know Biggles books you know the restI think this is one of the better books in the Biggles library That doesn t mean it s great but sometimes you don t need a great book Mud and Stars just a simple book Another thriller by Capt WE Johns with uite humorous incidents included I have read some Biggles books before and enjoy them as a uick sneaky read because they remind me so much of the adventure stories I used to read as a kid Hardy Boys Nancy Drew and such likeAnd this is why the Biggles canon had endured the test of time because I think like with those sort of books the appeal of Biggles books is in the charming simplicity of the stories and the chivalry of Biggles and his men as they put their lives on the line for others We are not doing this for money Count Stanhauser Biggles said uietly If you want the truth we are doing it because there is in us as there is in most Englishmen a love ofustice a sense of right and wrong and sympathy for the under dog The overall story seems to follow the same outline as many of the other adventures written by Captain W E Johns his purpose being to rouse the spirits of. Halt against a wall on the far side Biggles glanced at the sky It was ust turning pink with the first flush of dawn 'If Ginger is going to do the rescue act he hasn't got much time left' He observed calmly Algy said nothin. ,