Author Archives: Ashleigh Gibbs

FIGHT TO THE LAST

Issue Number: 4898
Fight To The Last

When Fred Burke made a vow to his dead mate that he would fight to the last to see the war won, it wouldn’t be his fault if the Allies lost, for Fred was a man of his word. So in Fred’s book anything went – like breaking out of a prison camp for a […]

THE MORTAR BOYS

Issue Number: 4897
The Mortar Boys

Brothers Vic and George Adams were part of a Pacific Expeditionary Force mortar team. They had been tasked with engaging the Japanese on Mono Island in the South Pacific. Their superior officer, Lieutenant Jeff Danten, was not keen on mortars, seeing them as a waste of time compared to a decent machine-gun. It didn’t help […]

THE GREAT ESCAPE

Issue Number: 4896
The Great Escape

Ted Malloy knew him as Corporal Don Granger of the Australian Army, his best pal, young, dark-haired and full of spirit. The Kachins, a Burmese tribe, knew him as “Urgu” – their Holy Man, chief and river god, tall with a lined face, bronzed skin, a mop of snow-white hair, and no memory of any […]

HOME FRONT HEROES

Issue Number: 4895
Home Front Heroes

The crew of a Boulton Paul Defiant night-fighter were puzzled. Why was an Airspeed Oxford trainer aircraft flying above England under cover of darkness? The gunner wondered if perhaps something secretive was going on. How right he was. But there was no way that he could have known that the Oxford was being flown by […]

RED ALERT

Issue Number: 4894
Red Alert

Facing the brunt of the massive German invasion of Russia in June 1941 were the lowly Red Army conscripts. Poorly fed, trained and equipped, they were still expected to repel Hitler’s previously undefeated armies…and could expect the harshest of punishments if they failed. So, join two of these hard-pressed heroes in their trench and see […]

DO YOUR DUTY

Issue Number: 4893
Do Your Duty

By October 1945 World War II was over but some British forces were redeployed to the island of Java to support Allied troops in a battle with Nationalist guerrillas. The beleaguered men had expected to have been back home by now and some refused to fight. RAF mechanic Danny Cullen was stuck in the middle […]

DEATH DROP

Issue Number: 4881
Death Drop

In 1944, Allied forces in Southern Italy met fierce resistance from the German defenders who fought bitterly from the cover of the mountains and hills. When a British airborne unit were tasked with landing behind enemy lines and hampering the German escape, this seemed straightforward. However, Captain Roy Hopkins soon found out the hard way […]

BANQUET OF BLOOD

Issue Number: 4879
Banquet Of Blood

Budapest, 1945. Why is Doctor Jane Mallory poised to attack her cowardly colleague, “Jelly” Jakes? The answer is at the heart of the latest mission for the Convict Commandos. They must uncover a dangerous secret which turns normal soldiers into crazed, ravenous hordes capable of killing anything – or, indeed, anyone – who gets in […]

HI-JACK!

Issue Number: 4825
Hi-Jack!

Lieutenant Pete Wade was very glad to see the last of Greece. He had seen too many brave men die facing hopeless odds as the Nazis swarmed in with overwhelming numbers. But he wouldn’t have been nearly so pleased if he’d known that he’d be sent back to Greece…by parachute, at dead of night. And […]

THE DESPERATE HOURS

Issue Number: 4824
The Desperate Hours

“Old Soldiers never die,” was just another saying to Corporal Bill Curtis and Private Jack Hunt until that night they landed on an island to sabotage the huge guns threatening the Allied invasion forces. Then strange things began to happen. It all started when they met up with an officer of Napoleon’s Army – a […]