Sea

The Wren and the Eagle

Issue Number: 5119

For the Marshall family, the navy was in their blood. Roderick Marshall was a Rear Admiral; his son Norman was a Lieutenant… so it was only natural when his daughter Judith signed up for the WRNS. Judith wanted freedom and excitement. She wanted to do her part for her country and fight against the Germans […]

Reclaim The Phantom

Issue Number: 5075

Fighting in the Napoleonic Wars, it was not uncommon for ships to be at sea for months at a time, and during those long, isolated days it was easy for friendships or vendettas to form. Under the Caribbean sun, Captain John Valentine sailed to warn a British Flotilla about a heavily armed French convoy they […]

HMS Iceberg

Issue Number: 5067

In early 1943, more than three long years into the war, both sides were desperate. Scientists everywhere were experimenting with weaponry and technology, hoping they might turn the tides of battle in their favour. Professor David Alexander was one such man. Working at a military base off the coast of Canada in the North Atlantic, […]

The Crew

Issue Number: 5063

Lieutenant Frank Temple yearned for his own command. He had already served four years aboard the frigate H.M.S. Eagleton, so he was delighted when he was assigned a boat in the Mediterranean sector. Frank had been branded a maverick because of his outlandish opinions on maritime warfare, but now armed with his new Fairmile ‘C’ […]

Target: Armageddon

Issue Number: 5059

After six long years of struggle, Germany finally surrendered in 1945. But for U-Boat Kriegsmarine Kapitan Heinrich Kessler, this was a cowardly betrayal of everything he believed in. He hid his submarine in South America, vowing never to surrender it to the enemy. Then, nearly twenty years later, Kessler had had enough. Germany was split […]

The Battle To Britain

Issue Number: 5047

Charlie Dayton was no soldier… but that didn’t mean he didn’t know how to fight. Living in New York in 1941, Charlie was hot-tempered and ready to join the war. The only problem was America wasn’t. But that didn’t stop Charlie from hopping on the next cargo ship to England – prepared to help out […]

Lifeboat Heroes!

Issue Number: 5043

The courageous exploits of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution during the Second World War are often overlooked. However, without these brave volunteers, many pilots, sailors and even army men would have perished in the waters around Britain. The crew of The Remarkable were among these R.N.L.I. volunteers. Rob Bishop, Andy Price and Ian Kirkwood weren’t […]