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Biggles Gets His Men

(Biggles #37)

3.62  ·  Rating details ·  65 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Světem vládne studená válka. Čínu brzy zcela ovládnou komunisté a Sovětský svaz horečně rozvíjí jaderný program. Biggles dostává úkol vysvobodit skupinu vědců, které kdosi unesl na záhadné místo v Mandžusku. Tajný úkol, záhadný nepřítel, naprosté utajení. Pokud něco selže, nikdo Bigglesovi a jeho přátelům nepomůže.
Paperback, 166 pages
Published October 1st 2001 by House of Stratus (first published January 1950)
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Jan 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
As much as I love these books, one has to admit they are somewhat formulaic, especially those set in peacetime. Somebody (in this case Government) uses a personal connection with Biggles to kick him and the boys off on a Great Adventure (happily funded by Someone, in this case government) in which Foreigners must be Faced, dirty tricks overcome, and exotic locations explored with lots of lovely adjectives and jolly facts cribbed from the National Geographic and a persistent, nasty kind of racial ...more
May 21, 2018 rated it did not like it
B78 This books should be named; Biggles and the plot that failed. Only excuse might have been that WEJ needed to publish to make a living. I realize it sounds harsh...
The first three chapters are done pretty well. Important scientist dead is bad, kidnapped is far far worse, so investigating and possible rescue mission is understandable. The final pointer toward Mongolia is the final ingredient for another exciting adventure, but alas.
WEJ got stuck in complaining about mosquito's (that's understa
Jan 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't know what to expect from this but as soon as I started reading I was hooked in by the easy writing and flowing story. It starts with a clandestine meeting within the SAS as Sergeant Bigglesworth is pulled in to extracate some important British prisoners from the depths of dense forest in a remote part of China, an area under the not so democratic authority of a local prince and his 'army', a somewhat indisciplined group of Mongolian merceneries. A so begins a tense adventure that sees B ...more
Jun 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Minus points for not enough Algy, plus points for Ginger managing to extricate himself from the usual difficulties. Points also for novel setting, but otherwise somewhat pedestrian. Still, it's Biggles and the fuel tank doesn't get holed. ...more
Jun 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
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yet another biggles book
Apr 01, 2007 rated it really liked it
These books belonged to my grandfather. I continued to read the Biggles series through high school. Something about a fighter pilot's life fascinated me. ...more
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