Book First Published on 17th August 1950* - 189 pages

* This information is taken from a letter from A. P. Watt & Son to W. E. Johns in my collection

This story was first published and serialised in a newspaper called “The Sunday Herald” in Sydney, Australia in 20 weekly parts from Sunday 23rd January 1949 until Sunday 5th June 1949


Biggles investigates the kidnapping of some highly specialised scientists. The book features Algy, Ginger and Bertie although Algy only plays a very small part in the story. A bizarre clue, involving three V's tattooed on a Chinaman's head, leads the team to a remote part of China. A rescue mission is mounted and this includes Chinese expert and speaker, Captain Roderick Mayne. The team locate the villains' base and have to organise the escape of the captured scientists. Biggles and Ginger infiltrate their camp and discover the presence of an old enemy. Biggles is captured and held, watched over by a huge Mongolian and this is the event that is pictured on the cover dust jacket of the book. Helped and hindered by a strange Cossack called Colonel Alexis Petroffsky, the scientists are freed and there is a climatic battle before the team escapes.


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Biggles Gets His Men

Subtitle - A further adventure of Sergeant Bigglesworth, of the Special Air Service, CID

Publication Details - published by Hodder & Stoughton



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The “Children’s Book Club” edition reprint – click on the above picture to find out more details