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THE RESCUE FLIGHT

by W.E. Johns

Illustrated by Howard Leigh; Alfred Sindall

Published by Oxford University Press; Humphrey Milford. 1939

Slightly better than good condition. Pyramid edition. Blue cloth with black titles and vignettes. Colour frontis and 6 b/w illustrations. 256 pages.

Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Old ink price to top of front cover. Some scuff marks to covers, including names to rear cover. Foxing and page browning. Book affected by tobacco odour. Has homemade 'wrapper' which shows flying jacket to front.

Stock no. 2123175

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Contents

  • A story of the 1914-18 war when Biggles was still a Captain in the Royal Flying Corps. Nigel Fortymore, a young pilot fresh from school, is shot down over enemy lines, but his brother, Peter, is convinced that he is still alive. Perter joins the Royal Flying Corps in a somewhat unorthodox manner and, assisted by a school friend, Rip, is instrumental in rescuing his brother from Germany.
  • As a result, a 'Rescue Flight' is organised to provide a regular means of escape for shot-down officers, and has many successful adventures before being finally disbanded.

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