Tag Archives: Andrew Knighton

Harriet’s War

Issue Number: 5179

In the dark, the cries of the wounded men on the front line echoed, their hoarse voices calling for the ‘angels on wheels’ to come save them. One such angel was Harriet Weekes, an ambulance driver in the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry. As the fourth and only female Weekes sibling, Harriet had joined up to […]

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 Forlorn Hope

Issue Number: 5139

The men of the 45th Regiment of Foot gripped their Brown Bess muskets with sweaty hands, ready to storm the breaches at Badajoz. The 45th were the soldiers chosen to be the first part of the attack. Their fight would be the hardest with the most casualties. For this, they called them… The Forlorn Hope […]

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 […]