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Biggles in Spain by W. E. Johns

Biggles in Spain (1939)

by W. E. Johns

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Series: Biggles (18)

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Een andere favoriet. Het eerste dat ik ooit uit deze serie las.

Biggles, Ginger en Algy maken een reis per schip, omdat dit rustgevend zou werken. Na een paar dagen op zee wordt het Griekse vrachtschip waar op zij vaten door vliegtuigen van Franco gebombardeerd en moeten de drie zich zwemmend zien te redden.
Na vele uren in het water bereiken ze het vaste land van Spanje, en dan begint het avontuur pas echt goed.

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  EdwinKort | Jul 4, 2018 |
picked it up for a pound in a charity shop. Surprised to find that it stood up to the passing of time. Written towards the end of the Spanish Civil War during which it is set it still reads as a good story. A bit boys own in places, but it is Biggles and that's what it is. Got a good feel for the history which is partly through being practically contemporaneous with the events it described. Well worth reading. ( )
  jmkemp | Jul 5, 2016 |
Biggles and his chums are unexpectedly bombed during a Mediterranean boat trip, and swim ashore in Barcelona at the height of the Spanish Civil War, where (despite speaking no Spanish) they outwit dastardly Spanish officials trying to seize a coded document bound for London, befriend a Cockney in the International Brigade, break both into and out of a prison camp, hijack a car, a motorbike, and two aeroplanes, and finally crash-land at the French border. On reaching London they are briefly thanked for their efforts on behalf of the Empire and offered their out-of-pocket expenses. Splendid stuff! ( )
1 vote MyopicBookworm | Dec 16, 2014 |
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W. E. Johnsprimary authorall editionscalculated
Abbey, J.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Leigh, HowardIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Stam, TonTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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'Don't move yet. I'm going out of the front door. They'll rush me then. That's your chance to go out the back way. Got that?'-'Quite clear.'-'Good! But don't think I'm exaggerating. My chances of getting out of here alive are about one in a hundred. Yours are one in ten. They'll kill you without the slightest compunction if they think you're with me. I don't know what you're doing here, but it doesn't matter. Make for London. If you get there, tell them what happened.'Biggles, Algy and Ginger accidentally arrive in Spain during the civil war. After a chance encounter with a British Intelligence agent who passes them a coded message which has to be got back to the Ministry of Defence in London, they are involved in a desperate chase to get back home with the evil chief of Intelligence and Propaganda after them.… (more)

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