Biggles Learns to Fly / Biggles Flies East / Biggles in the Orient

Biggles Learns to Fly / Biggles Flies East / Biggles in the Orient Biggles Learns To Fly Fall , Bigglesworth , Learns To Fly In England, AfterAir Hours Sent To France Downed Twice, Drops French Spy, Fights Aces And Circuses Biggles Flies East Mistaken For Traitor Brunow, Captain James Suspects Von Stalhein Is Spy Chief El Shereef For Germany, And Sterne For Britain Biggles In The Orient Biggles Leads His Squad Against Jap Secret Weapon Downing All But Two Pilots On Calcutta To China Run

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 sh

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  • Hardcover
  • 624 pages
  • Biggles Learns to Fly / Biggles Flies East / Biggles in the Orient
  • W.E. Johns
  • English
  • 10 February 2017
  • 9780091818890

10 thoughts on “Biggles Learns to Fly / Biggles Flies East / Biggles in the Orient

  1. says:

    Sep 1916 Norfolk England Flying School trains Bigglesworth 16 eleven months under legal 18 p 10 looks delicate yet dogged, ships to France on less than 15 hours Though gunner Mark saves his first flight, hot dogfights force him to learn or die Downed twice over Lines, he plans new strategy against circuses , drops French spy Biggles Learns to FlySep 1916 Norfolk England Flying School trains Bigglesworth 16 under legal 18 delicate looking , square chin and firm mouth suggest doggedness , small white girl hands p 10, ships to France on less than fifteen hours flying, dual and solo, did not depress him in the least p 28 Crossing Channel, Mahoney, three months after infantry out of New Zealand p 41 gives tips later Mahoney s Sopwith Pup rescues his Bristol During the next five minutes he learnt many things, things that were to stand him in good stead later on, and the fact that he escaped was due, not to his ability, but to a circumstance for which he was duly grateful p 125 On arrival, he sees corpse up close, otherwise fatalities always distanced, in terms of machines lost , rarely two pilots whilst learning to fly the very tricky Camels p 191, updated Pups.Slang peppers, thankfully translations are starred at page bottoms, perhaps better in appendix, much still in use CO Commanding Officer Archie is first footnote in 2, puzzles for 1 sooner you get used to archie the better p 42, black archie bursts p 45, desultory archie bursts p 53, ever increasing archie and machine gun bullets p 55, don t fancy being archied at night p 71, until finally defined Archie otherwise anti aircraft gunfire p 71 Feels like we soar and dodge On first flight over Lines, only alert observer Mark Way sees the enemy, but Biggles is a natural, and soon excels as Ace It was a brilliant move, although at the time he didn t know it it showed anticipation in the moves of the games that marked the expert in air combat p 129 Surprise is preferable to foretelling Curtis is yawning, little dreaming that he was going to bed for the last time in his life Twice Biggles and Mark crash on the wrong side and escape, once by cold sea First morning, he coldly growls I ve got a nasty feeling that our turn is about due Just a hunch that something s going to happen p 165 Any time for a laugh, even after suspenseful near escapes, from Boche and Tommy British friendly Mill s bomb grenade We might be blackberrying, but we re not Again, we might be playing croquet, or roller skating, but we re not We re just waiting. Waiting What for For you blokes to come along of course enthusiastically To bed, till you find me another aeroplane p 172.Likely history and air tactics texts have drier versions Biggles fresh eyes and sharp brain invent novel moves, original for times In art obs artillery observation, signals A12 means alter 100 at 12 o clock North direct ground gunners to target p 119 view spoiler He drops bombs directly hide spoiler

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    Biggles Learns to FlyI think this will actually go down as one of my favourite Biggles books Technically you re meant to read it first, but it s just as good when you read it thirty first.Aeroplanes are always cool to read about dream about flying, and the Biggles books are always so engaging War made into a fast paced novel, knowing that Biggles can t die, and yet wondering the whole way through how he manages not to.It was really interesting to hear about a young Biggles, and how he actually started his RFC flying All the learning behind the expert pilot in the later books.I love learning about aviation in the world wars through these books They re fun, and really informative in a hands on way, really getting you into the story Biggles never shirks from saying people died, because people did, but it portrays the character s reactions in a very real way.Biggles Flies EastOoh, I think that Biggles Learns to Fly will have another companion in the favourites This book was a great story aeroplanes, spies, deserts, what could I ask for The book is stuffed with tension the whole way What with all the spying and double double crossing there was no lack of interest All the plots are so thick it s barely possible to see through them All the characters are great Something I really like in all these books is how, at the very end, Biggles explains everything, and I get to read it and smile because I suspected most of it at the exact same time as Biggles And that s just cool A nice change from the books with super annoying characters that need a good thump over the head so they can work out what s going on.Biggles Flies East is Hauptmann von Stalhein s first appearance, and almost tops them all in epicness, because back then he and Biggles didn t know of each other, and hadn t become personal arch enemies Von Stalhein is just so clever So much double crossing I definitely recommend this series to everyone who likes aeroplanes, dry humour, amazing characters, and a great story.Biggles in the OrientSadly, this is one I read a while ago and didn t actually review back in the lazy days , so all I can say is that it s absolutely as good as all the rest

  3. says:

    My dad bought me this book when I was just a little gaffer Back then, any book that had a Spitfire in it was a must read.

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