Diggers Die Hard
- Wed 13 Jun 2012
Calum Laird, Commando Editor, introduces...
Here we have three members of the first Commando team to take to
the field, playing their 'A' game - despite the hideous pun in the
title willed on it by some editor or other. Eric Hebden's tale
takes you to the outer fringes of the Second World War to find a
nicely-off-the-wall situation. This is something Commando has often
done over the years - avoiding the obvious, seeking the novel.
With Gordon Livingstone settled into his stride as a Commando
illustrator par excellence, and Ken Barr's stonking cover
setting the right note, this one is solid gold from start to
finish. I think I might read it again.
(Diggers Die Hard
originally Commando No.39 - October 1962)