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.


In Trouble Again

Issue Number: 5118

Charlie Potter was a bright, young teacher with aspirations of being sent to the Education Corps. Although he was toffee‑nosed, he was a good bloke really. But every NCO and officer whose path he crossed was glad to see the back of him. Trouble – that was Charlie, a unanimous verdict. So what did the […]

Tunnels of Arras

Issue Number: 5117

By 1916, the Allies had taken a pounding at the battles of Verdun and the Somme. Desperate to avoid more unnecessary casualties, a decision was made to embark on one of the largest and most ambitious tunnelling works ever undertaken by the British Army in the First World War. New Zealand diggers, coal miners and […]

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 […]

The Waiting Game

Issue Number: 5114

Pilot Officer Bob Barnes was bored. He’d joined the RAF hoping to be a fighter pilot, always in the thick of things. Yet, here he was, a navigator in a Catalina, searching the seemingly endless oceans for U-boats which they never seemed to find. There was none of the action he’d craved, this was more […]

Danger in the Dark

Issue Number: 5113

After the conclusion of explosive events in ‘Danger in the Desert’, secret agent Ned Finch thought he had earned some well-deserved time off. But when he got it, he didn’t expect to be holidaying in Italian-occupied Abyssinia with the very person who he wanted to get away from in the first place – scientist, poet, […]

Low-Level Ace

Issue Number: 5112

The other airmen in Pilot Officer Bob Tanner’s squadron reckoned Bob should have joined the Navy. Sometimes he flew his Beaufort so low over the North Sea that his crew thought they were in a submarine! But that same crew would follow Bob anywhere and obey his every order, even when it meant fighting beside […]

A Tank Called Tempest

Issue Number: 5111

When an Australian, a Kiwi, a South African and an Englishman step into a tank – sparks are sure to fly! Lieutenant Ranald Booker had to write an article about cooperation between the Commonwealth nations. But, despite being confronted with fighting the Germans and Italians in North Africa, some troops were more interested in scrapping with […]

Fools’ Gold

Issue Number: 5110

Only a fool would go in search of hidden treasure as terrible tank and infantry battles raged all around. Yes, war had seized North Africa, but still the lure of untold wealth had taken its grip. What had made it even more difficult to understand was that more than one desperate man was searching for […]

Doctor’s Orders

Issue Number: 5109

Captain Tom Stewart was bleeding internally. Their Seahawk was downed in a sandstorm; the rotors chewed up and the radio dead. His only hope of staying alive long enough to reach the Coalition Forces was Navy Doctor Captain Jane Daly. But with Iraqi soldiers patrolling on land and in the air, that would not be […]