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Biggles' Second Case by W. E. Johns was serialised in 8 parts in Boys Own Paper from February to September 1946. The book was first published in 1948 by Hodder and Stoughton. There have been 6 subsequent editions in the English language. The events in the book take place just after World War 2 in the French Indian Ocean territory of Kerguelen.

A graphic novel adaptation of Second Case was published in 1991 in French by Belgian publisher Emissions Lefrancq with the title Les pirates du Pôle Sud (The Pirates of the South Pole).

SynopsisEdit

PlotEdit

Note: The sections below contain spoilers. In particular, the plot subpage (click here) has an extended summary of the narrative in the book

CharactersEdit

The Special Air PoliceEdit

  • Air Commodore Raymond
  • Biggles
  • Algy Lacey
  • Ginger Hebblethwaite
  • Bertie Lissie

Friends and alliesEdit

OthersEdit

AircraftEdit

ShipsEdit

PlacesEdit

VisitedEdit

MentionedEdit

Other Research NotesEdit

References to the pastEdit

IncongruitiesEdit

ChronologyEdit

(see also table at Timeline of the Biggles Stories)

  • It is 6 months since the events in Sergeant Bigglesworth C.I.D. which could have been set no earlier than the end of the Second World War in September 1945. Equally, this second case can be set no later than the range November 1946 - March 1947 which is the date for the third case, Biggles Hunts Big Game.

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