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by W.E. Johns

Illustrated by Stead

Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1950

Good condition in a fair dustwrapper. Red boards, black titles. Colour frontis, b/w illustrations. 223 pages.

Third impression. Covers lightly stained, lower 2" of spine browned. Top edge of front cover has been nibbled(?). Some light staining to margins of front endpapers. Dustwrapper is edge worn (nibbled at top front edge and loss to lower 2" of spine), light damp staining to verso of wrapper.

Stock no. 1326429

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  • During the Second World War, Biggles goes missing whilst trying to rescue an Italian princess from occupied France. Given up for dead by Colonel Raymond, his colleagues don't give up so soon and instead infiltrate the region to try and determine his whereabouts.
  • Ginger, Bertie and Algy parachute into occupied France and immediately split up to try and track down Biggles. Ginger, disguised as a Spanish onion seller, ends up getting shot and falling in love before meeting up with Biggles in a deserted village full of cats.

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