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By John Pearson

For over fifty years James Biggles worthy, D.S.O., D.F.C., M.C., has flown the skies. The legendary ace to finish all flying aces, the fearless pilot of every thing from Sop with Camels to the earliest jets, he emerged with glory from devilish scrapes all around the world.Yet before Biggles has usually been visible as a storybook sketch. A dashed high quality chap, definitely. yet now not the extreme guy he rather was once. the following, for the 1st time, is an perception into the 'real' guy who made those adventures attainable. John Pearson has unravelled the lacking strands in Biggles' lifestyles; delving vigorously into matters that have been as soon as taboo.Why did Biggles by no means marry? What used to be the reality approximately his tragic old flame? And what have been Biggles' genuine regrets and frustrations as he attempted to come back to phrases with a quickly constructing international in peacetime? the reality - goodbye hidden at the back of a stiff higher lip and an both stiff crimson gin within the Officers' Mess - is ultimately published.

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