THE BIGGLES BOOK OF HEROES
First Published in 1959 - 156 Pages
The original first and only edition dust jacket. The book was an expensive 10/6
This contains ten chapters. These are:-
INTRODUCTION - HEROES AND HEROISM (a short essay by W. E. Johns)
1. HEROES OF THE AIR
The stories of Victoria Cross winners, Major Mannock
and Lieutenant McNamara.
2. HEROES AFLOAT
The stories of Captains Philip Broke and Edward Hamilton.
3. MAN VERSUS BEAST
The story of Lieutenant-Colonel J. H. Patterson and his battle
with man-eating Lions.
4. THE SCOT WHO WALKED ALONE
The story of Dr. Mungo Park.
5. SINGEING THE KING OF SPAIN'S BEARD
The story of Sir Francis Drake.
6. THE GREATEST OF THE BUCCANEERS
The story of Sir Henry Morgan.
7. 'THE FLOWER OF ALL CHIVALRY'
The story of Edward Plantagenet, 'the Black Prince', the son of
8. ESCAPE FROM THE CONDEMNED CELL
The story of how Lady Nithsdale saved her husband from being
hanged drawn and quartered.
9. A COLOSSUS OF ANCIENT TIMES
The story of Alexander the Great.
10. HE RISKED HIS LIFE FOR AN INSECT
The story of Nicolas De Menonville and
the cochineal beetle.
The dust cover of the book shows Lieut. McNamara winning his V.C.
from chapter one.
The Biggles Book of Heroes
Published by Max Parrish