Een verhaal dat erg spannend start en de indruk geeft van een lange, moeilijke speurtocht Maar al onmiddellijk is er van speurtocht weinig sprake, vallen de hoofdrolspelers uit hun rol en vinden er een aantal dramatische, onafwendbare gebeurtenissen plaats Biggles en zijn vrienden zijn haast letterlijk grotendeels slechts getuigen Al lopen ze wel levensgevaar Het verhaal zelf overtuigt niet en het einde is nogal onbevredigend Dat er Belgische wapens in voorkomen is interessant maar Een verhaal dat erg spannend start en de indruk geeft van een lange, moeilijke speurtocht Maar al onmiddellijk is er van speurtocht weinig sprake, vallen de hoofdrolspelers uit hun rol en vinden er een aantal dramatische, onafwendbare gebeurtenissen plaats Biggles en zij å Biggles and the Missing MIllionaire º I loved Biggles books when I was a boy This is one of theobscure books in the set, which explains why I had never read it growing up Biggles krijgt de opdracht om een vermiste miljonair op te sporen en indien mogelijk thuis te brengen En het eindigt er mee dat hij een revolutie voorkomt. I first read this as a child when my father enrolled me into the Children s Book Club This Biggles book is fun I enjoyed it. And His Friends Are Given A Seemingly Impossible Task When They Are Asked To Locate The Luxury Yacht, Cordelia, And Its Master The Five Hundred Ton Vessel Owned By Troubled International Financier Otto Brandt Simply Slipped Her Mooring One Night And Sailed Off Into Obscurity On The High Seas The Team S Mission Is Further Complicated By A Young Italian Who Is Bent On Û Biggles and the Missing MIllionaire ↠´ Download by Å W. E. Johns Revenge
About The Author
Invariably known as Captain W.E Johns, William Earl Johns was born in Bengeo, Hertfordshire, England He was the son of Richard Eastman Johns, a tailor, and Elizabeth Johns n e Earl , the daughter of a master butcher He had a younger brother, Russell Ernest Johns, who was born on 24 October 1895 He went to Hertford Grammar School where he was no great scholar but he did develop into a crack shot with a rifle This fired his early ambition to be a soldier He also attended evening classes at the local art school.In the summer of 1907 he was apprenticed to a county municipal surveyor where he remained for four years and then in 1912 he became a sanitary inspector in Swaffham, Norfolk Soon after taking up this appointment, his father died of tuberculosis at the age of 47.On 6 October 1914 he married Maude Penelope Hunt 1882 1961 , the daughter of the Reverend John Hunt, the vicar at Little Dunham in Norfolk The couple had one son, William Earl Carmichael Johns, who was born in March 1916.With war looming he joined the Territorial Army as a Private in the King s Own Royal Regiment Norfolk Yeomanry , a cavalry regiment In August 1914 his regiment was mobilised and was in training and on home defence duties until September 1915 when they received embarkation orders for duty overseas.He fought at Gallipoli and in the Suez Canal area and, after moving to the Machine gun Corps, he took part in the spring offensive in Salonika in April 1917 He contracted malaria and whilst in hospital he put in for a transfer to the Royal Flying Corps and on 26 September 1917, he was given a temporary commission as a Second Lieutenant and posted back to England to learn to fly, which he did at No 1 School of Aeronautics at Reading, where he was taught by a Captain Ashton.He was posted to No 25 Flying Training School at Thetford where he had a charmed existence, once writing off three planes in three days He moved to Yorkshire and was then posted to France and while on a bombing raid to Mannheim his plane was shot down and he was wounded Captured by the Germans, he later escaped before being reincarcerated where he remained until the war ended.