|Title:||Biggles in the Baltic--A Tale of the Second Great War (Biggles #20)|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Tags:||adventure, fiction, flying, World War II, Biggles (Fictional character)|
When World War II broke out, World War I veteran Major Biggles was in his room talking to some old friends. They were quiet about the radio message announcing the declaration of war and Biggles immediately understood that he was unlikely to be left out. A phone call from the Ministry was not long in coming, and in a short time, Biggles was embroiled in a secret mission and a series of hair-raising adventures. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Johns, W. E. (William Earl)
William Earl Johns (1893-1968), better known as Capt. W. E. Johns, was a British author noted for his juvenile fiction featuring stories about pilots and flying. Johns first career was as a sanitary inspector but he soon gave it up to enlist in the army at the beginning of World War I. He saw action during the Gallipoli Campaign and also served garrison duty in Egypt. Afterwards he applied to serve in the Royal Flying Corps. He was posted to a flying school in England where he trained pilots. In the 1930s he began to write fiction basing his stories on his flying experience. All told he wrote over 150 novels and short stories for young boys and girls. (wejohns.com)
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