Biggles Of 266 By Capt. W.E. Johns

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These are some of the earliest Biggles stories. They appeared in ‘The Modern Boy’ about 1932, when the events of the Kaiser’s war were still fresh in mind, and deal with that period of air combat when one could only qualify for the ittle ‘Ace’ by shooting down a certain number of enemy aircraft. In the French Service the number was five; in Germany, ten. The Air Ministry did not acknowledge the sysem, but in scout squadrons victories were counted unofficially

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Pre-owned. To the student of modern warfare and high-performance aircraft, these stories will appear far-fetched. So they are. But in 1916 war-flying was far-fetched. Hardcover and pages in very good condition. Published by Dean & Son 1975

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Weight 0.213 kg