James Bigglesworth, born in the imagination of Captain W.E. Johns and better known as Biggles, is one of those fearless, reproachless heroes who has brought joy to generations of teenagers and adults fascinated by the greatest adventures of aeronautics. Like William Earl Johns himself, Biggles is a pilot whose early adventures take palce during the First World war, which Johns knew xell. The character’s popularité quickly extended beyond the frontiers of the United Kingdom : the books of Johns have been published in 17 languages and 26 countries and have been adapted into graphics novels. Biggles recounts is a collection of real history books in which aviation plays the greater role.