[PDF / Epub] ☆ Biggles Flies East ✩ W.E. Johns – Lucywhitedrycleaners.co.uk

Such a splendid read Biggles, in this book, is sent to Palestine as an secret agent for the Germans and in turn for the British I think this one intrigued me a littlethan the first and there was even an interesting turn of events at the end.I liked Biggles attitude toward the Germanshe disliked them, but viewed their job just like his when he fought in France This had a couple swear words in it, but all in all it is an appropriate book for boys full of adventure. Ik hou niet zo van oorlogsverhalen, ook niet van die van Biggles Het feit dat Biggles in dit avontuur dik tegen zijn zin belandt en de schrijver die weerzin op haast elke bladzijde zo lijkt het toch vermeldt, helpt ook al niet Toch is het een verhaal waar Biggles als spilfiguur constant in doodsgevaar verkeert, in een situatie die wel m et verkeerd aflopen Jammer is dat het einde heel voorspelbaar is, al weet Johns daar toch nog een onverwachte draai aan te geven.De manier waarop Biggles te Ik hou niet zo van oorlogsverhalen, ook niet van die van Biggles Het feit dat Biggles in dit avontuur dik tegen zijn zin belandt en de schrijver die weerzin op haast elke bladzijde zo lijkt het toch vermeldt, helpt ook al niet Toch is het een verhaal waar Biggles als spilfiguur constant in doodsgevaar verkeert, in een situatie die wel m et verkeerd aflopen Jammer is dat het einde heel voorspelbaar is, al weet Johns daar toch nog een onverwachte draai aan te geven.De manier waarop Biggles telkens in compromitterende situaties verzeild geraakt en hoe hij er zich uit redt doet me meer denken aan een komische kostuumfilm dan aan een spannend jongensboek De beschrijving van enkele Duitse vliegtuigen uit WOI spreken tot de verbeelding, de luchtgevechten zijn hero sch Want niet te vergeten, het verhaal speelt 100 jaar geleden.In het derde deel van wat een lange reeks zou worden speelt enkel Algy een belangrijke bijrol, de 2 andere vaste kameraden doen nog niet mee Het meest opvallende is toch het vrijbuitersbestaan dat een Engelse piloot in Duitse dienst kan leiden in Palestina It s a funny thing, but when I re read these as an adult I can see the early shapes of the things that I love as an adult Here, Biggles and Algy are it feels on their own against the Germans in the Middle East The sheer joy of the h c and friendship makes this one of my favourite Biggles stories One of my early favourites in the near miss genre.Johns was here writing still from what he knew his flying experience was all in WWI, and while he recycled much for the later stories, the pos It s a funny thing, but when I re read these as an adult I can see the early shapes of the things that I love as an adult Here, Biggles and Algy are it feels on their own against the Germans in the Middle East The sheer joy of the h c and friendship makes this one of my favourite Biggles stories One of my early favourites in the near miss genre.Johns was here writing still from what he knew his flying experience was all in WWI, and while he recycled much for the later stories, the post WWII stuff never really captures that fine edge of joie de vivre out on the edge of blood and dust and death Johns is not a great writer, but he had some great stories to tell B3, an astounding story of mistaken identity, and a double spy.Several great opportunities sadly missed visiting Mark Way, getting decorated with the Iron Cross First encounter with spying, though not with Military Intelligence section 6 It S The First World War, And In A Desperate Game Of Bluff And Counterbluff Biggles Is Sent To Work For The Germans While Secretly Reporting Back To The British Can He Survive The Eagle Eyed Suspicions Of Von Stalhein How Will He Cope Flying In Combat Against The British The Slightest Mistake Could Cost Biggles His Life I read all the Biggles books when I was at school but I must say they are still a great read if you like aviation and memories of the way things were in the days around WW2 Makes you remember what it was to be British. One of the author s best a tie, in my opinion, with Biggles Flies West Action packed, edge of your seat tension And best of all, the book introduces Biggles life long archenemy, Erich Von Stalhein Who could ask for. IT is one of the best Biggles spy stories, sharing the top place with Biggles defies the Swastika The adventures are thrilling and the imagery is perfect The suspense though not enormous encourages the reader to quickly turn the pages A must read for Biggles fans. Best of the best The introduction of Von Stalheim Some very dodgy language and racial stereotyping, but overall a ripping yarn and very much Biggles before he got formulaic tbh it might have gotten the fourth star as a book I read as a child and inherited 1949 hardback reprint. Biggles Flies East


About the Author: W.E. Johns

Invariably known as Captain W.E Johns, William Earl Johns was born in Bengeo, Hertfordshire, England He was the son of Richard Eastman Johns, a tailor, and Elizabeth Johns n e Earl , the daughter of a master butcher He had a younger brother, Russell Ernest Johns, who was born on 24 October 1895 He went to Hertford Grammar School where he was no great scholar but he did develop into a crack shot with a rifle This fired his early ambition to be a soldier He also attended evening classes at the local art school.In the summer of 1907 he was apprenticed to a county municipal surveyor where he remained for four years and then in 1912 he became a sanitary inspector in Swaffham, Norfolk Soon after taking up this appointment, his father died of tuberculosis at the age of 47.On 6 October 1914 he married Maude Penelope Hunt 1882 1961 , the daughter of the Reverend John Hunt, the vicar at Little Dunham in Norfolk The couple had one son, William Earl Carmichael Johns, who was born in March 1916.With war looming he joined the Territorial Army as a Private in the King s Own Royal Regiment Norfolk Yeomanry , a cavalry regiment In August 1914 his regiment was mobilised and was in training and on home defence duties until September 1915 when they received embarkation orders for duty overseas.He fought at Gallipoli and in the Suez Canal area and, after moving to the Machine gun Corps, he took part in the spring offensive in Salonika in April 1917 He contracted malaria and whilst in hospital he put in for a transfer to the Royal Flying Corps and on 26 September 1917, he was given a temporary commission as a Second Lieutenant and posted back to England to learn to fly, which he did at No 1 School of Aeronautics at Reading, where he was taught by a Captain Ashton.He was posted to No 25 Flying Training School at Thetford where he had a charmed existence, once writing off three planes in three days He moved to Yorkshire and was then posted to France and while on a bombing raid to Mannheim his plane was shot down and he was wounded Captured by the Germans, he later escaped before being reincarcerated where he remained until the war ended.


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