To Win Just Once

Issue Number: 5115

Defeat after defeat. That was all the war seemed like to Private Jimmy Wilson. Defeat on the beaches of Gallipoli, defeat in the trenches at Ypres, and an endless daily game of tug of war – gaining, then losing ground again.

A crumpled, dog-eared letter made things worse. Harsh, disappointed words about the repeated ANZAC losses from his father stung Jimmy’s heart worse than any bullets could, pushing him to fight harder for his old man’s approval.

As he stood, ready to attack  Messines Ridge, all Jimmy wanted was to win just once!

Story: Andrew Knighton

Art: Vicente Alcazar

Cover: Neil Roberts