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by W.E. Johns

Illustrated by Stead

Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1950

Very good condition in a good dustwrapper. Red boards, black titles. Colour frontis and 8 b/w illustrations, 2 double page spreads. 208 pages.

Third impression. Lower corner of rear cover is bumped. Small spot to centre of rear cover and some light dustiness to covers. Prize plate to front pastedown, name and address in ink to front free-endpaper. Dustwrapper is edge worn and torn, slightly faded to spine and a little grubby to rear panel.

Stock no. 1324028

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  • 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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