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Written by W.E. Johns
Illustrated by Alfred Sindall
Published by Oxford University Press; Geoffrey Cumberlege in 1939

Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Alfred Sindall.
Stock no. 2139689
1948. Hardback. Almost very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

A Biggles Story. Green boards, gilt title to spine. 256 pages. 6 b/w illustrations. Browning to spine and cover edges; some bumping. Gilt to spine has almost all worn away. Browning/foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. Wrapper is edge-creased with tears and chips; some loss and marks.

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Front cover

Cover of THE RESCUE FLIGHT by W.E. Johns


  • A story of the 1914-18 war when Biggles was still a Captain in the Royal Flying Corps. Nigel Fortymore, a young pilot fresh from school, is shot down over enemy lines, but his brother, Peter, is convinced that he is still alive. Perter joins the Royal Flying Corps in a somewhat unorthodox manner and, assisted by a school friend, Rip, is instrumental in rescuing his brother from Germany.
  • As a result, a 'Rescue Flight' is organised to provide a regular means of escape for shot-down officers, and has many successful adventures before being finally disbanded.