THE BIGGLES BOOK

OF HEROES

First Published in 1959 - 156 Pages

 

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 Edward III.

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

 

First Edition

 

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