Tag Archives: Carlos Pino

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 […]

Viva Villa!

Issue Number: 5101

With nothing but a Colt-Browning machine gun, a Winchester Repeating rifle and a six shooter, the Gomez brothers hardly stood a chance against the advancing Federal Cavalry. But, holed out in an adobe hut, they swore they would defend the villagers of Puebla. They fought for Pancho Villa. They fought for the revolution. They fought […]

Highland Games

Issue Number: 5091

No-one would expect German spies to be out in the Scottish Highlands on a cold night in 1942… but that did not stop Rory MacLean from tightly clutching his BSA standard No. 1 Model air rifle. As an owl’s hoot broke the eerie stillness, Rory tensed then tutted at himself for being so foolish. But […]

Air Kommando

Issue Number: 5070

Silently, their engines cut, the German Fieseler Storch planes swooped over the Russian airfield’s perimeter fence. Moments later, the quiet was shattered as small arms rattled and explosive charges lit up the night, destroying parked Red Air Force fighters in droves. And before the Russians even realised what was happeneing, the Fieselers were disappearing into […]

The Blood of the Vikings

Issue Number: 5049

During the construction of the Atlantic Wall in 1942, the sounds of rolling waves and the voices of German-accented French were interrupted by the dull thud of a spade hitting something ancient. It was a rare discovery, a Viking burial, the body remarkably preserved int he clay. Thorvald Ulfson was a large, strong Viking warrior […]

The Reporters!

Issue Number: 5041

In 1936, when Spain erupted into a vicious civil war, the world watched through their magnifying glasses. With Hitler and Mussolini supporting the Nationalists and Stalin supporting the Republicans – the war seemed like a practice for the cataclysmic events that were to follow. British reporters, Pete Beckford and Owen Carver, were sent in to […]

Zero Hour

Issue Number: 5000

Joe Hartley was incredibly proud when his brother, Terry, joined the prestigious British Commandos. But Terry was taken all too soon, captured and killed by a vicious S.S. regiment. Distraught, and desperate to follow in his brother’s footsteps, Joe enlisted. Young and inexperienced, Joe struggled to impress the veteran soldiers in his brigade. And, as […]

Operation Arrowhead

Issue Number: 4987
Operation Arrowhead, cover by Carlos Pino

In the fourteenth century, the English bowmen were the scourge of French knights. The machine gunners of their days, the bowmen used six foot bows to fire long arrows with three inch wide arrowheads to pierce the hearts of their enemies. One such arrowhead was found six centuries later in a field in France by […]

BLACK SUN SQUADRON

Issue Number: 4965
Black Sun Squadron - cover by Carlos Pino

Squadron Leader Marko Vida was a talented and fiercely fascist pilot. Backed by the Nazis, Vida and his Black Sun Squadron dominated the skies over Croatia… …Or so they thought. A Partisan Air Force made up of old, stolen fighters and led by Flight Officer Zlatan Pavic and Flying Officer Petar Milic would not hand […]

THE EXPERTS

Issue Number: 4947
The Experts

Lieutenant Doug MacKay was a non-nonsense agent of the Special Operations Executive — used to doing things by the book. When tasked with uncovering vital intelligence plans from a Nazi safe deep behind enemy lines, the unyielding operator did not expect to be paired with Private Alex Drake, a former criminal but an expert safecracker. […]