Tag Archives: Burden

Front-Line Fireman

Issue Number: 5250

In the Autumn of 1940, Hitler turned the full might of his air armada on the civilian population of London. Night after night, bombs rained down on houses, factories and shops. In those desperate days, young Dave Ross of the Auxiliary Fire Service found out what it was like on the front line of the […]

The Joker

Issue Number: 5202

Joker – the fifty-third playing card in a pack, or one who jokes or jests… that’s what it says in the dictionary, and there was no doubt that Bob Dyson could joke and jest with the best, a real card to have in any unit. Not even flying bullets could stop him fooling around, but […]

Jinx Raid

Issue Number: 5190

One by one the Heinkel bombers of the Luftwaffe lifted into the air from their French airfield, heavily laden with bombs, setting a course to blitz London. And across the Channel, the defenders waited – radar teams, air crews, anti-aircraft gunners, rescue workers. They knew these bombers could hit hard, but they were determined that […]

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 […]

Home Guard Hero

Issue Number: 5126

First they called them the Local Defence Volunteers, but then they became the Home Guard. But the name didn’t matter to the thousands of volunteers aged between sixteen and sixty-five who enrolled in 1940 to help Britain face the Nazi menace. Men like veteran First World War marksman Alec Fraser and his squad. Based on […]