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Biggles' Second Case (Biggles #33)

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Title:Biggles' Second Case (Biggles #33)
Johns, W. E. (William Earl)   
(52 of 100 for author by title)
Biggles' Special Case (Biggles #76)
Biggles' Combined Operation (Biggles #64)
Stead, Leslie   
(27 of 47 for author by title)
Biggles' Special Case (Biggles #76)
Biggles' Combined Operation (Biggles #64)
Published:   1948
Publisher:Hodder and Stoughton
Tags:fiction, flying, gold, South Pacific, Biggles (Fictional character)

In Biggles’ Second Case, Biggles, Algy, Ginger, and Bertie hunt down a rogue German submarine, U-517, captained by the ruthless von Schonbeck, carrying a cargo of gold stolen from Allied ships during the Second World War. On their way to recovering the gold they have to depth charge a submarine and escape a firing squad. [Suggest a different description.]

Pages:134 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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