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One of a series of Biggles adventures which have been edited for the modern reader. When a foreign power is discovered sinking British shipping in the Indian Ocean, Biggles and the team are called in to stop it - in any way they can.
Captain W. E. Johns was born in Hertfordshire in 1893. He flew with the Royal Flying Corps in the First World War and made a daring escape from a German prison camp in 1918. Between the wars he edited Flying and Popular Flying and became a writer for the Ministry of Defence. The First Biggles story, Biggles the Camels are Coming was published in 1932, and W. E. Johns went on to write a staggering 102 Biggles titles before his death in 1968.