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BIGGLES SWEEPS THE DESERT

by W.E. Johns

Illustrated by Stead

Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1947

Almost very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper. The Biggles Squadron versus the Nazi ace, Von Zoyton, in the battle of the Libyan air route. Blue cloth. Colour frontis. B/w illustrations.

Spotting to spine and cover edges. Some bumping to corners. Light foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. Wrapper is creased with tears and chips; a few small areas of loss.

Stock no. 2139791

 

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Contents

  • Biggles and his favourite wartime pilots setup a secret airbase in the middle of the desert in order to flush out and destroy a similar base setup by the Germans to prey on cross-continent air traffic.
  • The team track the bad guys to an oasis nearby and uncover their use of a compass-disrupting beam to lure aircraft nearer their fighters. Biggles and team pull a few surprises to even the odds, even to the extent of raiding the enemy camp to rescue some prisoners and steal an armoured car. The final German raid on their base, complete with paratroopers, is thwarted just in time and the Germans pack up and head home in defeat.

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