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By W. E. Johns

This comprises 13 brief tales, 11 of that have been initially released within the CAMELS ARE COMING (1932) and of which (The idea Reader and Biggles reveals His ft) have been initially released in BIGGLES OF THE CAMEL SQUARDRON (1934). The tales are:-

ABOUT PIONEER AIR strive against (a brief essay by means of W. E. Johns)

HOW BIGGLES was once "BORN" (a brief essay via W. E. Johns)

GLOSSARY OF phrases utilized in THIS BOOK


Biggles' propeller kills a service pigeon yet Biggles reveals the message and is going to rescue a spy.


Biggles and his squadron meet up with a few americans for an immense air conflict with the Germans.

THE region CALL

A captured German pilot methods Biggles, yet he realises in time to foil a German attack.


When Biggles loses one in all his pilots to a German trick he is going all out to get the aircraft responsible.


Biggles first meets a brand new pilot who occurs to be his cousin and whose Christian identify is Algernon.


Algy takes revenge while a German raid at the Squadron's aerodrome destroys his garden.


Biggles discovers a German airplane receiving mystery indications from a undercover agent utilizing corn in a field.


Engine hassle forces Biggles down in 'no-man's-land' the place he has a style of trench warfare.


Biggles assaults a seriously defended new German bomber and has to plan how to shoot it down.


Biggles is pressured to take go away yet manages to shoot down 2 German seaplanes that bomb the UK.


Biggles will get misplaced in fog and is stunned to find he has landed by way of a German gasoline provide dump.


Biggles meets the affection of his lifestyles, Marie Janis, in simple terms to find that she is a spy.

THE final SHOW

Biggles will get promoted to significant and is shot down merely to find the armistice has been signed.

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How a lot flying have you ever performed? ’ ‘Fourteen hours on Avros and ten on Camels. ’ ‘Ten hours, eh? ’ mused Biggles. ‘Ten hours. So they’re sending ‘em out right here with ten hours now. My gosh! Now listen,’ he went on; ‘I wish you to disregard these ten hours. this is often the place you’ll learn how to fly—they can’t train you at domestic. when you reside per week you’ll start to recognize anything approximately it. I don’t are looking to discourage you, yet most folk who pop out the following live to tell the tale a regular twenty-four hours. if you happen to continue to exist every week you’re particularly secure. I can’t train you a lot; not anyone can; you’ll locate issues out for your self. firstly, by no means go the road by myself lower than 10,000 feet—not but, besides. by no means pass greater than a few miles over until you're with a formation. by no means pass down after a Hun. when you see a Hun having a look like effortless meat, make for domestic, and if that Hun fires a really gentle, kick out your foot and slam the stick over as though an individual was once already taking pictures at you. Act first and imagine afterwards, or you would possibly not have time to behave. by no means depart your formation on any account—you’ll by no means come back into it for those who do, until it’s your fortunate day; the sky is filled with Huns ready to pile up their rankings and it’s humans such as you that give the opportunity. hold your eyes peeled and not cease searching for one quick. Watch the sunlight and not fly immediately for greater than mins at a time for those who can’t see what’s up within the sunlight. flip without notice as though you’ve noticeable something—and you may even see whatever. by no means brain archie—it by no means hits whatever. beware of balloon cables in case you have to return domestic below 5,000. If a Hun will get in your tail, don’t try and break out. visit him. try and chew him as though you have been a mad puppy; attempt to ram him—he’ll get from your method then. by no means flip while you are assembly a Hun head-on; it isn’t performed. Don’t shoot outdoor two hundred feet—it’s a waste of ammunition. steer clear of clouds, and, ultimately, steer clear of balloons. It’s suicide. which will devote suicide, do it the following, simply because then another individual may have your bus. if you happen to see whatever you don’t comprehend, enable it by myself; by no means allow your interest get the higher of you. If I wave my hand above my head—make for domestic. that suggests everbody for himself. That’s all. are you able to keep in mind that? ’ ‘I imagine so. ’ ‘Right. Then let’s cross and take a look at the road and I’ll exhibit you the landmarks. If I shake my wings it skill a Hun—I may fit for it. If I do, you remain upstairs and watch me. If whatever is going wrong—go instantly domestic. while in doubt—go domestic, that’s the motto. acquired that? ’ ‘Yes, sir. ’ They took off jointly and turned around over the aerodrome, hiking progressively for top; while his altimeter confirmed 6,000 ft Biggles headed for the road. It used to be now not a terrific day for commentary. nice lots of indifferent cumulus cloud have been crusing majestically eastward and during those Biggles threaded his approach, the opposite Camel in shut attendance. occasionally during the clouds they can see the floor, and at times Biggles mentioned salient landmarks—a chalk-pit—stream—or wooden. steadily the recognisable gains grew to become fewer till they have been misplaced in a scene of appalling desolation, criss-crossed with a community of excellent strains scarred through swimming pools of stagnant water.

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