Tag Archives: ANZAC

Dingo’s Mates

Issue Number: 5325

In 1914, Aussie Dingo Smith and his cobbers — Blue, Pete, Harry, Tugga and Puddin’ signed up with no hesitation. Dingo would do anything to protect his mates, but on the beaches of Gallipoli, among the mass devastation, something changed in Dingo. As he faced the barrel of a Turkish soldier’s rifle, his blood froze. […]

Lone Eagle

Issue Number: 5324

“Ginger” Stubbs was a cheeky little cockney sergeant pilot whose Hurricane was brought down inside the besieged fortress of Tobruk. Any other pilot would’ve flown right out again after repairs, but not Ginger. The Desert Rats of Tobruk were in trouble, so Ginger and his hard-hitting Hurricane decided to stick around and fight — and […]

Hellfire Pass

Issue Number: 5221

Trapped in the confines of the  Selarang Barracks, Sergeant Pete Mellion couldn’t be further away from his turbulent past – that is until his old nemesis, Lieutenant Reg Williams, is assigned the same work detail building the Thai-Burma Railway. Slaving away in the intense heat of the jungle, can these two foes put aside their […]

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 […]

KILL ME IF YOU CAN!

Issue Number: 4942
Kill Me If You Can!

It was only a bone, white and shiny, with odd painting and carving on it. An Aborigine mystic had said it would protect the wearer from any harm. Well, if you’re an infantryman fighting in a modern war, you aren’t going to believe in that kind of thing, are you? Unless, of course, it starts […]

FLYING FLEA

Issue Number: 4940
Flying Flea

When war came to the island of Silau, south east of New Guinea, the pilots of a Royal Australian Air Force squadron laughed at two freakish-looking planes already operating there. “Pop” Onslow and his son, Willie, ran an air-freight business which used an ancient Vickers Virginia bomber and an odd little crate called a “Flying […]

KING OF THE SPITS

Issue Number: 4904
King Of The Spits

The letter read: “I, Count Ernst Von Steiger, the Red Arrow challenge the leader of this squadron to a personal duel at noon tomorrow. I shall be waiting at 16,000 feet at British Map Ref. 481609.” And just before noon a lone Spitfire took off. At the controls was young Mike Carson, the pilot they […]