Author Archives: Barry

Professional multidisciplinary designer based in Dundee, Scotland, currently working for a large Scottish media company. A dedicated activist working with international and domestic groups to bring about positive change.

AEGEAN ATTACK

Issue Number: 4853
Aegean Attack

In Autumn, 1943, the Royal Navy battled to seize control of the Aegean Islands from the Germans. The crew of the “Kestrel”, a sturdy Fairmile B Motor Launch were under constant attack from marauding Luftwaffe aircraft. After a mission went disastrously wrong, the boat fell into enemy hands – but not an enemy they had […]

KING OF THE SKY

Issue Number: 4850
King Of The Sky

They twisted and turned all over the sky, the two pilots trying to pull every trick in the book to be the one who drilled in the final killing burst. This was no ordinary dog-fight…for both aircraft carried the colours of the Royal Air Force. Something very odd was going on to have a Spitfire […]

CHARGE… OR DIE!

Issue Number: 4849
Charge Or Die!

They were an unlikely force…an infantryman, a cavalry officer and a mechanic. Yet, when they put their petty squabbles aside this irregular Polish ‘unit’ were a force to be reckoned with. After Germany’s lightning-fast invasion of Poland, these three misfits were determined to fight back. Yes, indeed, they were an unlikely force…but one which, against […]

STAND AND FIGHT

Issue Number: 4848
Stand And Fight

Perched high among the girders of the bridge spanning the jungle river, Private Dan Neal carefully aimed at the explosives charge lashed to the bridge supports. He knew that if this bridge wasn’t blown, the Japanese would pour over it, massacring any British troops who stood in their way. And if it was blown up, […]

NATURE OF THE BEAST

Issue Number: 4847
Nature Of The Beast

The Convict Commandos had been on many dangerous missions as the War raged on. Now it looked as if their latest adventure could turn out to be their last. ‘Jelly’ Jakes wasn’t just an expert safecracker – he was an expert coward too! The quivering little man had become a vital part of a scheme […]

ENEMIES YESTERDAY…

Issue Number: 4845
Enemies Yesterday...

A veteran of the battle to defend Malta in 1942, Flight Lieutenant Jim Newman remembered barely surviving against Italian Macchi 200 aircraft. A couple of years later, when promoted to Squadron Leader in the Balkan Air Force – a multinational unit based in Yugoslavia and fighting the Luftwaffe – the Englishman was less than pleased […]

HURRICANE ACE

Issue Number: 4844
Hurricane Ace

The huge stone statue of Buddha smiled… Beside it on this remote Burmese hillside lay the smoking wreckage of a Japanese transport plane, with an injured general inside, and a complete set of plans for their invasion of India. From every point of the compass Japanese search parties came to hunt for the wreck. And […]

PETERLOO!

Issue Number: 4843
Peterloo!

Thomas Hatfield decided that a farmer’s life wasn’t him and decided to join his local regiment, the Lancashire Light Foot. Soon he was plunged into the tumultuous events of the Napoleonic Wars. He was sickened by the villainy of a crooked sergeant and his cronies, in addition to the threat from the opposing French army […]