BIGGLES SWEEPS THE DESERT
by W.E. Johns
Illustrated by Stead
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1st. 1942
Good condition. The Biggles Squadron versus the Nazi ace, Von Zoyton, in the battle of the Libyan air route. Blue cloth. Colour frontis. B/w illustrations.
Spine is very browned; covers have uneven browning to them. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Some indentation marks to rear cover, with small ink stain. Inscription in ink to front endpaper, with foxing and tear hole. Grubby marks and foxing/browning to outer page edges and some page margins.
Stock no. 2118377
Located at: Stella Books, Tintern
- Biggles and his favourite wartime pilots setup a secret airbase in the middle of the desert in order to flush out and destroy a similar base setup by the Germans to prey on cross-continent air traffic.
- The team track the bad guys to an oasis nearby and uncover their use of a compass-disrupting beam to lure aircraft nearer their fighters. Biggles and team pull a few surprises to even the odds, even to the extent of raiding the enemy camp to rescue some prisoners and steal an armoured car. The final German raid on their base, complete with paratroopers, is thwarted just in time and the Germans pack up and head home in defeat.