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Biggles' Second Case

(Biggles #33)

3.45  ·  Rating details ·  66 ratings  ·  4 reviews
The second great adventure of Sergeant Bigglesworth C.I.D..

The Case of the pirate U-Boat!
Hardcover, 191 pages
Published March 1949 by Hodder & Stoughton Limited (first published April 1948)
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Gerry
Feb 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Another rip-roaring adventure featuring Biggles and his chums Algie, Bertie and Ginger as this time they chase all over the South Indian Ocean to try and track down the German von Schonbeck in his submarine U-517.

The war is over but von Schonbeck has managed to send every ship which he had intercepted to the bottom of the ocean while murdering every man, woman and child aboard in cold blood and into the bargain managing to steal five million pounds worth of gold. His ploy was to stop the ships,
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Edwin
May 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jeugd, 2016
Nadat de oorlog afgelopen was, meldde zich een man bij de autoriteiten van het bezettingsleger in Duitsland. Nog voor de man kon vertellen wat hij wou, werd hij neergeschoten door een andere man, die snel de benen nam.

Kort voordat de man overlijdt, verteld hij dat er op een eiland in de Stille Oceaan voor 5 miljoen Pond sterling aan goud verborgen ligt. Dit is door de bemanning van de U517 daar verborgen.

Tijdens de zoektocht naar dit goud, komen Biggles en zijn mannen er achter dat deze U-boot
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Daniel Bratell
Dec 22, 2019 rated it did not like it
Possibly the worst Biggles book I've read. I think them encountering polar bears in the Indian Ocean sealed the 1 star grade. Not helped by Bernie being a moron, Biggles being a moron, everyone being morons.

Background: War is over, Biggles is working for Scotland Yard but is for some reason sent to chase a Nazi submarine in the Indian Ocean, and off he goes. If that sounds interesting, forget it. There are dozens of Biggles books. Every one likely to be better than this one.
Ian Anderson
I was a kid the last time I read a Biggles book, but it left an impression of a distinctive style of writing. A local book fair was the opportunity to give to a good cause and revisit the style of W.E. Johns and remind me why it left an impression.

Set in late 1945 or early 1946, Biggles and pals have left the RAF and are now working for a special flying unit of Scotland Yard. They are given a job of tracking down a U-Boat that failed to surrender at the end of WW II and 5,000,000 of gold in the
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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
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