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Biggles Learns to Fly (Biggles #5)

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Title:Biggles Learns to Fly (Biggles #5)
Johns, W. E. (William Earl)   
(25 of 73 for author by title)
Biggles of the Camel Squadron (Biggles #3)
Biggles in the Orient (Biggles #30)
Published:   1935
Publisher:The Boy’s Friend Library
Tags:adventure, fiction, flying, war, World War I, Biggles (Fictional character)

In the hostile skies over First World War France, young airmen die in their thousands as they battle it out in their flimsy crafts. Biggles—aged seventeen and with less than fifteen hours flying experience—is sent to tackle the enemy in what often seem suicidal missions. In a theatre of war where instinct and lightning-fast reactions are the most important assets a man can posses, Biggles must learn to be a real flier quickly—or die...—Back Cover. [Suggest a different description.]

Pages:147 Info

Author Bio for Johns, W. E. (William Earl)

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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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