The Collection

Attention, troops! Here’s where you’ll find out the intel on Commando. The Collection features classic cover images and information about the books, their time periods, settings and the creators involved. Perhaps your favourite artist has drawn the cover or the interior illustrations? We hope you enjoy searching through these special Intelligence files.


Sure-Shot Sam

Issue Number: 5150

Private Sam Smith was a bit of a misfit. Nobody in his infantry company pushing up through Italy in 1944 knew quite what to make of him — but nobody could say that he wasn’t a crack shot with his beloved Lee Enfield rifle! And when some petty crooks tried to frame him, they soon discovered […]

Course for Freedom

Issue Number: 5149

When Jurgen Schwer joined the Luftwaffe in the Second World War, he had no idea that he would become a prisoner of war in the barren Nevada Desert, or even still — a fugitive on the run in Mexico and Colombia! It seemed that the only way Jurgen could get back to Europe and his […]

The Fighting Phantom

Issue Number: 5148

Bert Graham is 50. Serving as a major in the army, he’s nearly as fit and tough as he was way back in the war when he was a sergeant. He has some really great stories, but none match the one when he and his mates were stranded behind enemy lines – and Bert took […]

Walking the Line

Issue Number: 5147

Bailing out of his Stirling Mk. III bomber over Nazi-occupied France, Flight Lieutenant Alan Freeman knew his wits would only get him so far. But, lucky for him, the French Resistance were ready to lend a hand and get him back to Blighty. However, not everything was rosy in the Resistance, and there was talk of […]

The Nelson Spirit

Issue Number: 5146

Schoolboy Billy Peters loved the old stories of swashbuckling pirates — and, living on an island in the Caribbean, there were plenty of tales to hear. But this was 1941 and Britain was at war with Germany. There were other pirates to worry about now — the kind who sailed U-boats and threatened to cripple […]

Nazi Gold!

Issue Number: 5145

In a secret room, several Wehrmacht Generals met, their greedy eyes wide at the thought of their Nazi gold. These selfish men had pilfered gold bullion from the National Banks of Yugoslavia and Greece during their Nazi occupation. But now a ragtag group of East London gangsters and British Army officers were going to steal […]

Heroes’ Hill

Issue Number: 5144

It wasn’t much of a hill…it didn’t look important but it was a natural observation point that looked out over the Dutch countryside for miles around. And it would make history in its own little way. Lieutenant Sandy Sanderson’s orders were to take the hill in any way possible to cover the oncoming Allied offensive. […]

The Enemy of My Enemy

Issue Number: 5143

In the parched deserts of North Africa, water is the most precious resource and, for the Allied and Axis who fought there, it was the difference between life and death. That’s why LRDG Captain Tommy Butler and Afrika Korps Hauptmann Arn Renner were willing to fight to the bitter end to claim an oasis — […]

High Risk Rescue

Issue Number: 5142

Serving on Coastal Motor Boats during the First World War was no joke. 55 feet long, with a top speed of 40 knots, they were uncomfortable and noisy. Their torpedo-launching system was almost as dangerous for their crews as it was for their targets! But now, CMB skipper, Lieutenant Frank Judge had an even more […]

Outfoxed!

Issue Number: 5141

While most Germans were happy to wait out the end of the bloody conflicts of World War Two in a sleepy POW camp in rural Scotland, one man was determined to escape! His name was Gefreiter Fritz Schmitt — or at least that’s what he said it was. Schmitt knew he had to get out […]