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  1. Ian Laird Ian Laird says:

    A good Biggles story moving along uickly with half way plausible action and some of it is genuinely thrilling especially the flyingEarly in World War Two Biggles is doing reconnaissance in Norway when the Germans invade and he finds himself marooned in occupied territory With some daring he uses without permission a German motor cycle to escape across the border into neutral Sweden This is where the story gets interesting because British intelligence wants him to go backBiggles has to be brave and resourceful he does not like spying and is never completely comfortable doing it He goes back On his own For much of the early part of the story Biggles remains isolated among the enemy occupiers and the Norwegians who may nor may not be sympathetic to his cause Ginger and Algy join him much later In this claustrophobic atmosphere Biggles masuerades among the Germans trying also to avoid his arch nemesis Eric von Stalhein of the Gestapo who has got wind of Biggles presence in Norway and has high tailed it north to look for him At one stage Biggles finds himself in the unusual position of searching for himself The action builds pleasingly towards a climax involving warships and a British landing force whose success will depend on Biggles help The most exciting set piece has Biggles overpowering a German pilot while in the air and commandeering the plane Biggles invites the German to jump out; making sure the drop into the ocean is both short and near to shore My favourite moment is when von Stalhein manages to catch all three of the boys and their numbers look to have come up But they manage to wriggle out of course What’s it about? Adventure definitely but there is always and in this case I think the key driver is loyalty to one’s comrades and that deeply British conceit that small nations should be aided in their struggle against tyranny and aggression Pretty good Strong three stars


  2. Paul Ataua Paul Ataua says:

    Enid Blyton’s ‘Famous Five’ and ‘Billy Bunter’ were my childhood go to books while ‘Biggles’ filled my early teens so I just couldn’t resist when I came across the audio version of “Biggles Defies the Swastika” Good wholesome fun in which Biggles outwits a not very smart set of Gestapo officers Those guys were so naïve and trusting that I got a whole new understanding of why Hitler’s men lost the war Good honest fun but really only for the young


  3. Alex Baugh Alex Baugh says:

    Not long ago I reviewed a book by John Boyne on my blog Randomly Reading called The Terrible Thing that Happened to Barnaby Brocket This was a really good fantasy novel about a boy who floats and must be weighed down to stay on the ground Barnaby has a dog named Capt WE Johns which caused me to laugh when I read that There is no explanation why that is the dog's name but I and others I am sure know exactly who Johns is Captain WE Johns was a very prolific writer with 169 books to his credit But he is probably best known for two of his series books 96 'Biggles' books for boys and 11 'Worrals' books for girls Worrals or Joan Worralson flies for the Women's Auxiliary Air Force part of the RAF I reviewed Worrals of the WAAF in 2011 Biggles or James Bigglesworth learned to fly in World War I and continued flying right into World War II and beyondBiggles Defies the Swastika #22 in the series and written in 1941 begins in April 1940 A Major with the RAF Biggles has been doing some work in Oslo when he wakes up one morning to discover that the Nazis have invaded Norway Fortunately Biggles has false identity papers naming him as Sven Hendrik allowing him to pass as a Norwegian who supports the Nazis until he can get to his plane and out of Norway Arriving at the aerodome in Boda on a stolen Nazi motorcycle Biggles finds it is under Nazi control now Somehow Biggles fools the Germans into thinking he is a uisling who speaks fluent German and is made a leutnant on the spot by the German commandant there Now under a safe cover Biggles gets himself to the Swedish border on a his stolen motorcycle and crosses over to safety But not for long At the British Consul he is told to return to Norway to do some ntelligence spying and that his friends and fellow fliers Ginger and Algy will contact him as soon as possible Back in Norway he hears that the Germans are looking for a British pilot named Bigglesworth who was spotted in Oslo and wanted by the Germans Luckily as Sven Hendrik Biggles is ordered to look for himself and given a Gestapo pass that will allow him freedom to get around without uestion Biggles soon discovers that his old nemesis Oberleutnant Erich von Stalhein is in Norway and is desperate to capture him Biggles calls Gestapo headuarters and tells them he has information that Bigglesworth is in Narvik and he is on his way there But along the way he runs into some captured British sailors He tells them he's really a British pilot and concocts a plan for them to tell their captors that they saw Bigglesworth escape In Narvik Biggles finds other British POWs including his old friend Algy who was sent over to help him He manages to free all the prisoners but is then ordered back to Boda Aerodome to be uestioned by von StalheinBefore that can happen Biggles is ordered to Stavanger airfield by the British to gather intelligence about Nazi defenses there and then to go to Fjord 21 where he runs into his other old friend Ginger It is time to get out of Norway now that they have the needed intelligence but Biggles refuse to go with Algy Meanwhile Algy after being freed at Narvik has returned to Boda to find Biggles Biggles returns to Boda finds Algy and they make their way to Fjord 21 Ginger in his plane and escape only to find that the Fjord is now occupied by Nazis and that Ginger is missing But not for long Ginger tries to rescue Biggles and Algy but things go wrong and Algy is again captured by the Nazis Biggles with the help of his Gestapo pass learns that the British warships are sailing right into a trap He can do nothing about it though because of growing suspicion about who he really is He accepts a ride in a water plane back to Boda and von Stalhein because he has no choice During the flight Biggles overtakes the pilot Flying low enough for the German to jump into the water Biggles orders him out but not before telling him they must get together after the war and have dinner together yes he really did say thatSPOILER ALERTNow flying a German plane Biggles is attacked by none other than Ginger But then Ginger is attacked by a German plane and goes down Luckily Biggles is able to rescue Ginger tells him about the trap the British warships are heading into and has Ginger drop him off to find Algy Ginger delivers his warning sets off to find Biggles and Algy but is captured by the Germans Meanwhile Bigglesand Algy are also captured by von Stalhein at Boda But when Ginger arrives with his German captor the three of them manage to overpower him steal a German plane and fly safely off to England and further adventures lots of themAll this actionadventure tokes place in only a few days The back and forth between Oslo Boda and Stavanger were a bit like watching a ping pong games with airplanes but I never got confused in part because of the simplicity of the writing It is not great literature is sometimes politically incorrect and everyone smokes but Johns seems to have understood his young readers There is just action constant movement and a feeling of being in control something young readers probably found comforting in wartime BritainIf you are going to read them for the first time don't take them too seriously just have some fun after all they feel a bit campy nowadays And I thought the rivalry between Biggles and von Stalhein had shades of the later rivalry between Snoopy and the Red Baron I did however learn that anti aircraft flak was refered to as archie as in 'you will probably run into lots of archie when you fly a German Dornier over Britain'While I have read most of the Worrals books I seem to only have Biggle Defies the Swastika but I have two copies of it somehow And both smell like they just came out of my gram's attic Luckily since Biggles is still somewhat popular now editions of his books have become available recently for your reading pleasure This book is recommended for readers age 12This book was purchased for my personal libraryThis book was originally reviewed at The Children's War


  4. Nobi Nobes Nobi Nobes says:

    I loved it


  5. S.P. Moss S.P. Moss says:

    Action packed from beginning to end this gripping adventure features Biggles his chums and his old adversary von Stalhein in occupied Norway during the Second World War The twists turns devious disguises and splendid schemes come thick and fast as Biggles Ginger and Algy evade the clutches of the Nazis again and again One of the best Biggles stories I have ever read which is high praise


  6. Hans Hans says:

    B17 This book was on my shelf for many years but somehow unreadEarly moments of WW2 situated in NorwayIt nicely describes the mayhem after a Nazi conuestWas surprised to find members of the regular German army officers expressing their attitude towards Gestapo Nazi's


  7. Richard Barnett Richard Barnett says:

    Good adventure with variety of charactersEasy to read thoroughly good descriptions and characters Takes me back to school days which was a long time ago


  8. Illuminated Illuminated says:

    it's a reread project


  9. Eugene Eugene says:

    Ye e s well a bit of fun to read but not half as good as his earlier Great War stories


  10. Dakshesh Thacker Dakshesh Thacker says:

    After a long time off from teen fiction I decided to re enter the genre with none other than the ageless pilot Captain Bigglesworth's air adventures A recent reference to the series of books in an essay by Shashi Tharoor ploughed me back and I kickstrated with Biggles defies the Swastika Set in the back drop of the Nazi invasion of Scandinavia and the subseuent British resistance the book is standard Captain WE Johns fare with Biggles Ginger and Algey weaving themselves into one crisis to another Johns cooks up situation after situation where the three heart stoppingly come close to achieving their means but managed to dive into further troubled waters As mentioned by one of the other reviewer's the highlight is the mid air struggle between Biggles and a German pilot The post struggle interaction with the cheery banter between the two is a clear reflection of the kind of hero WEJ wanted to make of Biggles There are at least two recurring themes which are noteworthy which may now be absent in modern books First the open mentioning of cigarettes and smoking Back in the mid 20th century it was accepted for a teen hero to be projected as a smoker but I don't see that being repeated any time in this era Second the absence of Biggles gravely harming any of the Germans The hero is shown as someone who is protecting the Empire while avoiding harm to the minions of the Enemy In contrast this depiction of heroism is still common in media these days Overall the book is a fast read for anyone who is keen on a breezy adventurous read on a Sunday afternoon


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  • Hardcover
  • 192 pages
  • Biggles Defies the Swastika
  • W.E. Johns
  • English
  • 03 April 2014
  • 9780099937906

About the Author: W.E. Johns

Invariably known as Captain WE Johns William Earl Johns was born in Bengeo Hertfordshire England He was the son of Richard Eastman Johns a tailor and Elizabeth Johns née 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 sh