Tag Archives: Colin Watson

Gaslight

Issue Number: 5285

Deep in Nazi-occupied France, three bodies are found in the snow. The German patrolmen don’t know how they got there, but getting the corpses back to the chateau seems like a great excuse for some hot cocoa… and if the bodies choose to roam about in the night? Well, who wants to be a stiff […]

The Final Hunt

Issue Number: 5239

Police Sergeant Dick McKay had long retired after the glory of hunting down an escaped SS POW from a sleepy camp in the Scottish Highlands. Now he was more interested in carrots than criminal capers, as he tended his cosy allotment. But when a body is found buried under one of the Nissen huts in […]

Outfoxed!

Issue Number: 5141

While most Germans were happy to wait out the end of the bloody conflicts of World War Two in a sleepy POW camp in rural Scotland, one man was determined to escape! His name was Gefreiter Fritz Schmitt — or at least that’s what he said it was. Schmitt knew he had to get out […]

Forgotten Hero

Issue Number: 5093

Only the toughest and most tenacious troops could make it in the Commandos – that’s why the training was so formidable… and not everyone survived… So, when former Corporal Jim Main failed his training in 1945, he self-exiled to the Highlands, becoming a gamekeeper. But little did he know that decades later, the faces from […]

Brothers

Issue Number: 5079

The Second World War was complex in the Baltic states as Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia found themselves caught between the Soviet and Nazi war machines. Annexed by the rise of Communism, by 1941, large swaths of Latvian men enlisted in the Wehrmacht, mistakenly believing the Germans would liberate them from their Soviet invaders. Among the […]

Jungle Heat

Issue Number: 5057

R.A.A.F pilots Dave Keating and Roger Smith hated each other to distraction, often putting their petty squabbles before their duty and their crew. But when their Catalina crashes into the jungle of Japanese occupied Papua New Guinea, the survivors radio for help. Two days, they are told. Two days until back-up will arrive. Two days […]

The Sniper

Issue Number: 5045

Sergeant David Woking perched in his sniper’s nest. He peered through his sights as an S.S. officer’s Totenkopft glinted in the dappled sunlight. His finger tensed and the Nazi tasted lead. Despite David’s immense skill as a marksman, his arrogant C.O. Major George Smith and his crony, Lieutenant Digby Clark, had a low opinion of […]

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 […]

Race – Or Die!

Issue Number: 5031

Nestled on the sleepy Isle of Man, three men had a deep secret – they part of a German spy cell that had infiltrated Britain and Ireland. One among them held a bigger secret, the desire to win the world-famous Isle of Man Tourist Trophy motorbike race. With World War Two raging, there was little […]

The Elefant

Issue Number: 5017

1943, on the battlefields of the Steppes of Kursk, the largest tank battle in history occurred. More than 6,000 tanks were involved in the deadly skirmish with over 1,000 tanks taken victim. Oberfeldwebel Heinz Schmitt and his crew were there. After Heinz’s Panzer Mark IV tank was destroyed, it was replaced with a Ferdinand tank […]