THE RESCUE FLIGHT
by W.E. Johns
Illustrated by Alfred Sindall
Published by Oxford University Press; Geoffrey Cumberlege. 1950
Almost very good condition. A Biggles Story. Green boards, gilt title to spine. 256 pages. 6 b/w illustrations.
Covers are unevenly faded; small splits to top of spine. Marks to covers. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Some foxing. All plates present.
Stock no. 2118615
Located at: Stella Books, Tintern
- 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.