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Biggles Defends the Desert [AKA Biggles Sweeps the Desert] (Biggles #26)

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Title:Biggles Defends the Desert [AKA Biggles Sweeps the Desert] (Biggles #26)
Johns, W. E. (William Earl)   
(17 of 100 for author by title)
Biggles Defies the Swastika (Biggles #22)
Biggles Breaks the Silence (Biggles #36)
Stead, Leslie   
(6 of 47 for author by title)
Biggles Delivers the Goods (Biggles #31)
Biggles Breaks the Silence (Biggles #36)
Published:   1942
Tags:adventure, Africa, fiction, flying, war, World War II, Biggles (Fictional character)

Defending the vital Second World War air-route across Africa from a secret oasis base, Biggles and his team are at the mercy of the desert and all its dangers. But fighting an enemy as wily as the German ace Von Zoyton, there’s always a risk of being shot down in the waterless wasteland. . .—Back Cover. [Suggest a different description.]

Comments:AKA Biggles Sweeps the Desert in United Kingdom
Pages:153 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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