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Biggles in the Orient (Biggles #30)

3.86  ·  Rating Details ·  274 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
WW1 Captain Biggles is ordered to Calcutta India with squad of eight, including pal Algy. On run to China but not return, pilots lose radio contact, show signs of trouble, go down over sea or impenetrable enemy territory. Safe see no danger. Only two pilots survive out of many lost. Can Biggles stop the Jap secret weapon?
Paperback, 192 pages
Published July 16th 1992 by Red Fox (first published April 1945)
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David Sarkies
May 18, 2015 David Sarkies rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: People who like a bit of adventure
Recommended to David by: My Dad
Shelves: mystery
More planes are disappearing
18 May 2015

Once again the allies are losing planes, however this time it is the route between India and China and this is causing problems for the Chinese attempting to hold off the Japanese invasion. As can be expected, when the RAF has a problem there is only one person that they can call in to help: Biggles. Oh, and also his squadron, which usually consists of Algy and Ginger (and a couple of others though they don't tend to be as regular as Biggle's two friends,
Sep 26, 2014 Sem rated it really liked it
Shelves: ripping-yarns
If Biggles had listened to me the mystery would have been solved at the outset rather than half way through the book but then we'd have missed the naked, oiled dhobi-wallah.
bobo the baboon (harry makinson)
This book is about an extraordinary pilot in the air force called Biggles written w.e johns. the book set around Burma in WWII. Biggles goes to Dum Dum aerodrome on a secret mission because planes flying in the area are mysteriously crashing because of some unseen force. Biggles must find out whats causing the planes to crash and stop it before its to late.

the book is a very good book if you enjoy action and murder mystery books or if you have enjoyed other books in the series. I would rate this
russell barnes
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Shelves: my-youth, thriller, ww2
Palate cleansed... with slightly unsavoury 'of it's time' low-level racism. It's not one of the best Biggles books to be fair, published in 1944 (and mine is a first edition doncha know) Johns was clearly writing to a fairly jingoistic audience primed to defeat the Hun, the Japs and if WE had his way, the Frogs, it's a fairly by-the-numbers read.
Apryl Anderson
Jul 19, 2013 Apryl Anderson rated it liked it
Joinks! Its Nancy Drew with an attitde. Granted, this was propaganda for children of the brave fighting forces for king and country, so the racist slurs were doled out with the best intentions. Ouch, though, really.

I have to wonder, having brought this home from Emmaus near Marseille (a local type Goodwill shop), who owned this book, and who read it?
Edwin Kort
Jun 28, 2016 Edwin Kort rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: biggles, jeugd, 2016
Aardig verhaal.

Op onverklaarbare wijze verdwijnen steeds meer vliegtuigen en piloten in India. Niemand weet waarom. Tot Biggles op komt dagen. Samen met zijn team lost hij het probleem op.
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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 (née 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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